LED40 (81) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed on Xmas Eve. Not much aroma on the nose apart from hops and sweet malts. Pours nut brown with a thin off white head. The taste is bitter hops, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malt and toast. The body is quite thin with no lacing left on the glass and the carbonation is limited. Overall decent enough but nothing very special.
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tall pearl white head,
deep amber clear body.
Aroma; grass, wort, green bean, caramel malts.
Taste; grass, leaves, brown caramel malts, sweet notes.
Feels ok n mild.
Overall; average, approved.
[50cl clear shaped btl 4.2%abv B@K Skanssi Turku FI BBunreadable T@Rune-Session]
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket
Pours dark clear copper with nice thick head. Aroma is malts, hops, nuts, bread and caramel. Flavor is sweet. Malts, dried fruits, caramel, nuts, bread.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper color. Aroma and taste are lightly sweet with malts and some caramel.
Bamsen78 (4504) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to lament (but respect) the fact that Scotland has voted no to independence. Pours clear copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, and hops, with touches of yeast. Bitter flavour of hops, with sweet notes of malt, caramel and fruit. Estery and bitter afteraste. Easily drinkable and not as bitter as a bitter Bitter. Okay but nothing extraordinary.
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from local market, Vantaa. Originally rated 21032012. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, bitterness and malts.
Beerhunter111 (11540) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.
Cristobal37 (422) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This isn’t a bad ale and maybe I’m being to harsh, but after drinking the more complex 80 schilling I found this to be very boring. I’m sure had I done it the other way around, I wouldn’t be so tough. Really should try the 80 schilling instead though.
BlackHaddock (5069) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear 500ml bottle: poured into a UK pint sleeve on 27th Nov 13.
Looked good: nice mahogany reddy brown body with a thin but full tanned covering. Clean and clear with carbonation bubbles rising throughout the tasting.
Sweet malts ruled the nose and taste: treacle, toffee and caramel coming through in that order.
The body isn’t thin, but it hasn’t got the depth to carry the sweetness very well, seems a little unbalanced and one dimensional because of that.
OK, promises so much in looks and smell, but lacks a hop backbone and oomph.
SperkeleForce (788) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours amber with decent frothy head. Taste is caramel, hay, nuts, bread. Nice mix with bitter, dry and some sweet. Easy drink, specially now when pretty thirsty.