mviljamaa (157) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Pours with a good light brownish head. Color is brown and dark reddish. Appearance is thus very appealing. Aroma has yeast, light orange and raspberry notes and a bit of malt. Palate is very nice, being well balanced between oiliness and dryness and the carbonation makes the palate very "centered" or dense. Taste is delicious having malt, blue cheese, some mint or mint chocolate and herbal liquor and has a very rich, long and sweet after taste. Extremely delicious. There’s a nice amount of bitterness adding some kick. Absolutely fantastic beer with enough complexity and elegance. Lambister (520) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
50cl bottle from local Alko, Viikki. Deep brown coluor with hint of orange/red. Small light brown head. Nose has sweetness, oak, alcohol, some hops. All in all a good one but still bit too alcohol. MelvinKalksma (1505) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2017
minihame2 (620) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke and hops.
Opaque red/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige/brown head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and and dry with roasted malts, smoke and hops.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazingly sweet flavour at the start, with mostly dark fruit and liquorice. Perfect finish with loafs of smoke and hops to back this up. Amazing appearance and palate as well.
Hazy, dark brown colour with some creamy, tan lacing. Slightly hoppy aroma with some pine, plenty of malts, caramel. Taste is full, lots of malts here as well with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Finish has a little bit of alcohol burn. Full and rich body, slick and oily mouthfeel, lowish on the carbonation. Very nice beer with rich flavours. TeijoA (66) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
50 cl bottle. Dirty copper (heh) / brown beer with a relatively small beige head. Aromas are very bold. Citrus with peach and pineapple, caramel, malt, generally ripe fruit, alcohol, a bit of menthol. Thick fruity, very malty and hoppy taste, everything very aggressively at first, lots of caramel. Full body, full of flavors, but it feels a little muted. I can see why it’s been classified as a BW instead of IIPA. Quite impressive from a technical point of view how they’ve packed all of this into one beer, but from a sensory POV, I could do with "less is more".
metalspice (933) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2017
Nesten svart med noen røde nyanser. Kompakt, hvitt skum. Røde bær, toffee, nøtter og litt syltetøy. Smakene følger duften med et snev av kaffe og sjokolade på slutten. Fin bitterhet og herlig munnfølelse. ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2017
50cl bottle. Hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Caramel, bread, toffee and a bit boozy. Good! Stuu666 (13007) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, floral, biscuity, dark fruit, taste is sweet toffee, fruity, dry, boozy. KansaiBeerLvrs (5084) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle from Taniguchi. Well priced in Japan for a 500ml bottle. Served in my teku glass it has a huge fruity boozy aroma: raisins and plums with some heat.
Full bodied and smooth with a fruity and yet bitter hoppiness but also quite a bit of sweetness. Much less boozy than I feared with a nice depth of flavor and balance. I can see why this is in the Top 50. DwarfeD (3442) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
50cl bottle at home. Hazy dark brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Great bitterness with nice subtle sweet tones. Caramel, pine, malts, raisin, ripe fruits and subtle chocolate. Very good barley wine.