GregClow (3366) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark chestnut-brown body with copper highlights and a slight haze. Thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a helluvalot of hop action going on, with orange peel and pine making themselves known, but there’s also a load of malt in there as well, bringing notes of cocoa and toffee and raisin and cooked plum. Flavour is a similar combination of bitter and sweet, and quite complex - along with the notes promised by the aroma, there are hints of anise, vanilla, sour cherry, spruce tip, and a lovely sour woodiness hanging around the edges in the finish. Like others, I’d say that it leans more towards being a barley wine than an IIPA, but regardless of how it’s classified, it’s pretty damn awesome. (Update: I entered this review when about halfway through the bottle, and rated it 3.9. Have edited my numbers twice while finishing it, bumping it up each time. As it warms, it gets better and better. Verging on outstanding...)
homeini (145) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uzupełnienie z notatek. Pite z kranu w Piw Paw. Bardzo gęste, oleiste. Świetne jak na ten styl.
beer_est_deus (1258) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mörk brun-röd, ogenomskinlig, orange-ljusbrunt skum. Doft: Humle, burkfrukt, alkohol, malt, lite apelsin, lite trä, exotisk frukt. Smak: Som doft + kanderat socker, dadlar, tamarind, lite fikon. I doft underbar, i smak så gott som perfect. Smaken påminner om min Barley Wine.
Salwal (463) - GERMANY - APR 15, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into tasting glass, pours hazy Brown with thick white head. Nose of liquorice, hops. Taste toasty, liquorice, herbal. Herbal Finish...
kustie (1074) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown color with tanned head. Aroma has caramel, dark fruits, syrup, toffee and oak. Taste is malty sweet with long quite sweet but also bitter aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, dark fruits, raisins, malt, oak. Well balanced.
mice (910) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown beer with huge beige head. Aroma has malts, sweet caramel and fruits. Taste has malts, exotic fruits. Very full body, even bit too full.
TrefwoordPunk (1095) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a murky purple brown with a medium but fading off-white head and an aroma of hops, toffee, liquor, roasty malts, grapefruit, citrus, flowers and honey. The taste is medium sweet with a full body, a really good balance and a nice long lasting hoppy bitterness.
Villyzzz (364) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with big off-white head. Aroma has citrus and spices. Taste has malts, citrus and licorice. Good not great.
Beers0mniac (131) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2017
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with small beige head. Nice aroma of strong malts, combined with caramel, pineapple and hint of alcohol. Strong taste of hops, combined with malts, sweet caramel and alcohol. Long sweet aftertaste which ends with alcohol. Medium carbonation. Overall this a very BIG beer with complexity yet delicious. Well done.
Turboninja (705) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
, from Alko webstore. Dark brown color with small light beige head and hazy liquid. Huge, balanced taste with dark, overaged berries like raisin and plum, some dark chocolate and sour malts. Ultra-wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with dry malts with dark fruits. Medium/strong body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, distinctive and high quality and dark product.Superb for Barley Wine style, a bit stale for IIPA. Could have more malts in taste.
mviljamaa (89) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.