lusikka (4124) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy copper amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of berries, pumpkin pie, pepper and nutmeg. Flavour of sweet caramel, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, pear and strong maltiness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes sweet and spicy. Good.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, some fruits, berries and malts. Flavor of caramel, malts, toffee, resin, some hay and ripe fruits, mild yeast too.
tiong (2297) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of spices, sweet syrupy notes, hints of malts and caramel. Taste is sweet, syrupy and malty with hints of spices and caramel. Finish is sticky and sweet with some syrupy and spicy notes. Feels a bit unbalanced and the spices used don’t really fit here.
laiti (4016) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ olio, bottled 03.11.2012
Aroma is somewhat malty resin, some berries and hints of spices. Flavour is somewhat hoppy and malty with resin, some spices, milk chocolate and hints of berries. Also distant vegetable notes on some sips and a slight ”malt drink” feeling here. Decent.
maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Aromas of fresh fruits, dates, and maybe some smoke. Dark copper color, 2-cm off-white head, big carbonation. Dark caramelly initial / chocolate, cocoa powder, and spices in mid / a very powdery chocolate finish. Medium body. Pleasant mild flavors. Kind of like a beer mocha latte.
Allen (2689) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Boletus, caramel and spices throughout. The taste is a tad spicier than the nose might suggest.
Holdwine (1050) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a can, not as impressive as I had hoped, but still drinkable. I didn’t get the "hearty and spicy", instead I got the warming yet watery.
calm_dreamer (49) - GREECE - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total winter warmer with great glycorise and malty flavor with spice notes. Nice full body and medium smell.
ration (1669) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
080313. Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a nice head. Aroma spices, caramel. Strange sweet American hop aroma and taste to it overrall. Smooth bodied. Very well bodied. Not Bad,
mile (2159) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and light bread with some berry fruitiness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel - some toffee, light berry fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel - some toffee, light berry fruitiness and light vanilla. Caramel sweetish winter ale with toffee, no bitterness. No not get any winter here - lacks character.