Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gylden brun litt mot orange med tynt hvitt skum. Brent karamell, malt og lukt av syrlige bær. Syrlig i smak også, mot rødvimseddik, humlebitter. Medium kullsyre
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with pinkish red hues, beige head. Looks very nice in a glass. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, fruitcake, booze. The taste is like the nose but definitely has a cough syrup quality that is off putting. They overdid it with the alcohol on this one.
murran (314) - - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber body with a thin head. Nice and sweet aroma. Taste full of nice tones of syrup.
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callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ORange-amber body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Dark fruits, caramel, biscuit, peppery yeast, light brown sugar. Medium to full bodied, slick carbonation, a bit sweet, boozy, but not too much so at this ABV.
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle, six years old at the liquor store, covered in dust. Pours light amber/copper with a nice thick white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is very fruity, cherry and plum standing out, with hard candy, bread, and alcohol rounding out the nose. Taste is on the sweet side, but not overwhelming, not much evidence of hops. This is quite smooth for 12% abv,, very warming, a good winter or early spring brew. For $8 it was a good deal, packs a substantial buzz.
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. BB Sep/2018 says the importer. From Sweden. Courtesy of mjs. Thanks!
Clear ruby red colour with a small white head.
The aroma is pure Barley Wine. Super malty and super sweet.
The flavour is also extremely sweet and malty. Some yeast there too. Not my favourite I’m afraid.
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.75l at Helsinki. Thanks to mjs. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel and malts. Can’t find anything bretta in this.
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, bottled May 2013, from Systembolaget, 20140315) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel, sweetness and yeast. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, molasses, wort and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. The beer left an unfinished and harsh feeling.
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan 7 mars 2014. Flaska från Systembolaget (101:-). Fruktig och maltig, hög sötma, karamell, syrlig doft men ingen syrlighet i smaken, alkoholvärmande, medelfyllig.
jookos (3224) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.75 bottle. Amber orange, clear. Really interesting nose. Reminds me of Orval to some extent- old world hops, belgian peppery yeasty. But some tripel-ness also in the fresh coriander seedy esters. Super soft full body, like a blanket on your tongue. Pale malts, some hay, but all really soft. And enough bitters for balance. Really nice drink, and interesting. Well made, flavourful yummy. But doesn’t quite fit any specific style too well. Like an Orval on stereoids, having gained 500lbs and put into a straitjacket. Soft and restrained, but bold. Liquid luxury (as printed on the bottle).