panzerwolf (150) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper. Taste of malts, with slight sweetness to it, just a small bite of alcohol, but it is overtaken by the caramel taste. Has a lingering bitterness, which I always like in beer. A very dark, full taste.
VastActiv (3490) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015. Originally rated 28032015. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Very fresh.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle 0.33l from Alko, Helsinki. Colour is copper with some head. Aromas and flavours are caramel, fruits, yeast, hops and some berries. Not too sweet and alcohol is well hidden.
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @TCBW2015. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Fart, rotten citrus, bit of caramel in aroma. Malty, citrus, alcohol, bit of red currant in taste. Mellow hops and caramel in aftertaste. Barley Wine? Really?
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2013 Total Score: 3.5
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Massive white head, stays. Hops, fruity, grapefruit in aroma. Sweet, pineapple, strawberries in flavor. Nice and mellow to drink. Nice one.
suurjuust (1530) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malts forward stuff, floral hops, firmly bitter finish, some caramel. On the thin side. This is not a bwine by any stretch of he imagination.
Earlier Rating: 2/13/2015 Total Score: 3.5
Clear orange, medium beige head. Nose is caramel, fruit, malt. Flavor is malt, caramel and fruit, some hops in the finish. Simplistic, but pretty nice.
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ TCBW 2015
Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, syrup, toffee, sweetish malts, some fruits and citrus. Taste is sweet, stuffy and malty with loads of syrup, caramel, toffee and hints of hops. Finish is sweet, stuffy and sticky with some fruits and caramel. Too sweet and stuffy for my taste.
Earlier Rating: 10/23/2012 Total Score: 3.6
330ml bottle from Alko
Batch #452-3, BBE 01.10.2013 - Pours dark reddish orange with a foamy and bubbly white head. Aroma of caramely malts, yeast, grassy hops, berries and syrup. Taste is malty and hoppy with hints of glue, berries, grassy hops, vanilla, lemon and caramel. Finish is sweet and malty with some ripe fruity notes, rough bitterness and slightly disturbing notes of berries. Okay, although a bit unbalanced barley wine.
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015
Draught @ Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015 as ”Sunset at the Gasometer”
Aroma has bready malt, resiny tones and some melow berry juice. Also bready malt. Flavour has resin, bready malt, some grapefruit and some grapefruit. Also mild worty tones. Decent but does not reach the top.
Earlier Rating: 10/20/2012 Total Score: 3.5
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #452-3, BBE 1.10.2013
Aroma is surprisingly light and slightly sweet with some ripe, exotic fruits and vanilla. Flavour is sweet with lots of strawberry jam, hints of ripe fruits, distant vanilla notes and slight feeling of warming alcohol. Also some salmiac and licorice notes at the end of the glass. Quite high drinkability for a 8% barley wine. Too much strawberries here ̣– and where are the 80 IBUs?
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #468‐9
Took another bottle of different batch as I heard that there might be better bottles of this. Nope – this one’s even more berryish.
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
30.4.2014. Slightly hazy dark amber. Aroma has plenty of malts, caramel, resin, raisin, fruits, a bit pine. Palate is lowish carbonates, medium bodied. Taste has caramel malts, berries, and goes towards long bitter finish. Taste is simpler than aroma promised. Maybe not that well balanced.
martjoobolut (1242) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BB 01.01.2014, shared by FatPhil, thanks! Pours amber with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, fruits. Flavor follows the nose. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: simple, but nice. I suspect I would enjoy fresher bottle even more.
SperkeleForce (692) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of some sorts. Liquid of sorts to drink. Feels like summer in a glass. Very good. Fruity grassy. Goodness.
rayaron (529) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom’s place. Thanks Tom L. Hazy brownish-orange with small beige head. Aroma of green tea, honey, nutty, cereal and leaves. Moderate sweet flavor, honey, moderate hoppy bitterness, notes of leaves, nutty, notes of herbs and citrus. Very carbonated, medium to full-bodied.