Migmar (166) - Kouvola, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Celebrating Finnish Independence Day with this. Dark brown with reddish tint, almost no head at all. Raisins, plums, caramel, vanilla. Sherry-aging very noticeable. Heavy sweetness. Strong and complex as barley wines tend to be, this one even more portwine-like than most. Definitely worth drinking.
thellgren (186) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown. A bit sweet, reminds me a port. Warms up nicely when it is cold. Very good.
deyholla (5381) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jan! Pours a clear dark amber with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a strong sherry note with a bit of booze and underlying sweet grains and caramel. Flavor starts with sweet grains and caramel that is joined by notes of toffee and sherry in the finish.
VastActiv (1606) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 12102012. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, sweetness, alcohol and malts.
teddybeer (1873) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to rosenbergh]. Dark coppery colour with a minimal and quicly diminishing off-white head, nice lacework. Aroma is malty, notes of red fruits, crerries are highly present, notes of wood as well. Flavor is light sweet with notes of barley malts, cherries and berries hints, vinous character with wooden notes. The final is light sweet but also bittery good compensated with long duration.
Dermi (560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours nicely cloudy copper with a small ringed beige head. Aroma: Malt, berries. Hints of earth and hay. Taste: Medium sweet, acidic component. Pleasant mild bitterness. Chocolate flavours and coffee, too. Sherry. Very pleasant tones in flavour. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation noticed. Charming, modest barley wine.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown, copper colour, off-white head. Aroma of coconut, sherry, vanilla, cherry, light hops and wood. Sweet flavour, light sherry funk, white wine. Bit thin for the ABV. Finish cherry, grape peels, white wine and coconut. Nice brew, but could use a bit more body.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ DutchDrebus’ place. Obtained via European Beer Swap I, 2013. Thanks tiong!!)
kingstoni (1167) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a beige, frothy head. Sour aroma of berries, juniper, cherry and coffee. Sherry on nose and flavor. Medium sour taste.
DutchDrebus (3088) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home thx to martinus. Dark copper colour with no real head. Smells vanilla, barley wine, wood, cherry, round. Tastes barley wine, wood, cherry, slightly watery. Could use more body, soft carbo.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai, martinus en dutchdrebus, kleur is koper, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt naar een barley wine, beetje hoppig, hout, zoet, vanille, smaak is een beetje dunnetjes