oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild nuttyness as well as some slight easrthy and metallic notes. Flavour is nutty, sweet malty as well as mildly metallic. Also gets quite bready notes as it warms up.
TBone (11361) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled swing top (BB 08/2009).
Amber color, steady medium-sized creamy off-white head. Mouldy, caramelly aroma. Caramelly, grassy hoppy, a bit toasted sugars. Dry finish, as well as watery. Nothing to drink twice.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 500ml bottle (BeerAngel.de)
Massively grainy aroma, slightly porridgy - a bit pile of soggy malted husky grain. Pleasant carbonation, full palate. Simple but tasty grainy taste, full husk component. Finish a bit thin, unfortunately, as this is a taste I’d like to have hanging around. There are some hops, but they’re restricted to a light tingle in the mouth. Very drinkable, and a celebration of beers not having to be outrageous in order to be interesting. Tasty any time, any season.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 Swing-top bottle. Copper, firm light beige head. Toasted bready aroma with nice nuttiness, slight butter and herbal notes. Sweet and malty flavor with strong nuts, hint of butter, enought herbal hops & bitterness to balance the sweetness. A tad chewy, smooth palate. Pretty low on roast, almost in the märzen league. A good, honest easy drinking brew. (was 7/3/7/3/14)
Had to pump up the score, I was definitely too snifty the first time, copper is sparkling and the palate is really nicely mellow and chewy. A great nutty dunkel/märzen hybrid.
gerrit (15) - AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fine beer, good aroams of dark (perhaps munich) malt, no fruit but much caramel and rosty things, warm and soft
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Amber and clear. Medium sized, fizzy and lightly tan coloured head. Strongly malts, fresh malts and molasses in aroma. Medium to full bodied and quite dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, molasses, fresh malts, caramell, medium roastedness, lightly chocolate and bitterness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle from K-market Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Amber color with creamy head. Toasty, caramelly, nutty and chocolatey aroma. Toasty and chocolatey aroma with dry slightly metallic finish. Drinkable unusually toasty dunkel.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle. Beautiful copper color, good head. Nose is pretty malty. Flavor is also malty, sweet and slightly smoky. A decent dunkel.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Copper colour with medium tan head.
Sweet roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate and some fruits in flavour. Good Dunkel.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear, deep copper with a large, tanned and firm, lacy head. Strongly toffeeish maltiness with earthy notes and caramel. Caramely-toffeeish, slightly sweet flavor with lots of berries and some dried fruit and milk chocolate, with slight ashiness and grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Gets better (plus less ashy and sweeter) when warm. Almost medium body with soft carbonation. A reasonably interesting and easily drinkable, very caramely-fruity dunkel.