mikkopen (954) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy coppery colour, thin and quickly dissipating head. Sweetish aroma of malt and ripe fruits. The flavour is sweetish malty, with raisins and dates, and a warm sweetish finish. Not bad.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @Olutexpo 2015. Clear golden color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, malty, smoky, caramel in aroma. Sourish, red currant, malty, caramel, woody in taste. Alcoholic in aftertaste. Too boozy.
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle (OlutExpo2015)
Orange, no head. Fruity estery aroma, some alcohol vapours. In the mouth, however, it’s just boozy, and sweet sticky malts. Heady and heavy. Finish sticky. Noppers, they pushed this one too far.
SkillsFactory (279) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tra l'ambrato e il rosso con riflessi arancio, schiuma arancio chiaro di bassissima persistenza.
Aroma di whisky, leggera albicocca e prugna, caramello, speziato, leggerissimo erbaceo.
Al palato dolce ma non stucchevole: in primis caramello e whisky, in secondo piano albicocca, leggera frutta secca; piacevolissima coda etilica mista ad albicocca ed erbaceo.
Corpo pieno, ben carbonata, oleosa, davvero ben fatta.
thellgren (534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.75 l bottle with sealed cork from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Sparkles a bit when you pour it but dies soon.Colour is dark amber. Taste is something between wine and whisky. A bit sweetish but also a bit tart. I tasted also some wood. I expected it to be more dry. Still, quite OK.
VastActiv (4250) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at Olutexpo 2015, Helsinki. Colour is clear light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, raisins, dryness, Belgian yeast and malts.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ OlutExpo 2015
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, berries, yeast, caramel and syrup. Taste is sweetish, smooth and ripe fruity with some berries, yeast and caramel. Finish is sweet, caramely and yeasty with some ripe fruits. Pretty generic but balanced.
RexTalionis (3235) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Darker clear amber in color. Sweetish aroma, some raisins and ripe plums too. Raisins soup in taste. Smooth one. Sweet brown sugar notes. As an aperitif this one works. Bit of bitters in the end.
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l - L095/150 - BBE June 2017, from Alko Arkadia, 20150912) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and nuts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, fruitiness, grass, strawberries and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, boozy, malty and bitter. An interesting and rather pleasant but bit too boozy brew.
tlind2 (1376) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Brewdog. Cloudy amber color, minimal off-white head. Cellary aroma, wet stone and fruit. Surprisingly lively flavor, dates, dried fruit. Sweet, oily finish. Full body, high carbonation. Interesting. Might develop with age. Good pairing with pork.