tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger (2012 release). Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, ethanol. Tastes pretty bitter. Dry mouth feel. Too bitter for a barley wine, not very pleasant.
VastActiv (5495) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.65l from local Alko, Helsinki. Enjoyed at home, Oulu. Vintage 2012. Colour is cloudy light brown with small thick slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, raisins, some alcohol, some distant hints of hops, some sweetness, caramel, pine and strong malts. Pretty good shape! Tasty sipper.
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber with a thin off white head that goes away, no lacing. aroma is sweet malts and booze. Flavor is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and booze.
Jorn69 (2586) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329. [ Vintage 2012 ].
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 Bottle from willow park. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aromas of alcohol, pine, citrus, yeasts, and dark fruits. Taste is full of dark fruits, pine and molasses. Full bodied and very rich.
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle 2012 release. Pours a hazy dark amber like iced tea with an off white ring of foam. Strong sweet aroma of candy corn and toffee. Medium body, slightly oily, full mouth feel. Fairly smooth, semi-sweet with a slightly bitter finish and alcohol warmth. OK, not the best I’ve had but it was enjoyable.
TEJA (2194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
Short beighe head. Clowdy orange color. Small caramell and fruity aroma. Distinct bitternesss and sweet caramell. High alcohole content clearly present in the taste. Some fruity taste and a nice full body.
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 release. Unclear deep rich amber. Large light beige head dissipating to a lasting soapy topping. Rich smooth caramel and pine. Dark fruits. Full body. Medium bittersweet. Quite well balanced. Alcohol warmth. Not much complexity at this young age yet.
MarinEvelyn (796) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet caramel, malt and Roasty Aroma and taste. Decent alcohol taste. Smooth full bodied.
angelkostvo (1118) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange almost brown colour, off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, slightly nutty, citrusy hops, pine. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, very nicely balanced. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.