laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Pikkulintu. Batch 243: bottled 07.05.2009, no BBE info
Aroma is heavy and sweet with ripe fruits, some strawberries, woody notes, hints of harsh malt and sourness. Flavour is sweet with malt, some ripe fruits, woody notes and hints of berries. At the beginning whisky stings a little but it turns into smoky towards the finish.
Beerheart65 (977) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Aroma has licorice and toffee. Colour is brown. Head leaves bit lacing. Taste has also licorice, roasted toffee, some herbs, malts. Long and thick flavor. Fullbodied, soft, light carbonation. Overall has nuances and rich aroma and taste, well balanced. nice beer.
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th July 2009
Cloudy red - brown beer. Sweet rich malt provides a heady mix of Port wine and Cherry Brandy! Then sweetish toffee - caramel. Touch of peach and other yellow fruits. Finishes with sweetish hops and a little aniseed alcohol. Nice mix of flavours!
Phillies08Champs (680) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from the Greg Yoder collection. Pours an opaque mahogoney color with sweet candy sugar in the nose first sip is huge sweet,malty flavors with a little oak, vanilla, cotton candy, corn sugar and figs. finish is sweet with caramelly goodnes. nice stuff.
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Batch 406 bottled on 2/15/11. Label says 2010 and 13.8% ABV. Maple pour with an extremely short lived beige head. No lacing. Dark brown sugar aroma. Full flavor but unusual. I get strong dark licorice in my mouth with sweetness. Maple flavors come forward but that could be residual effects from my contemplating the color. there’s some hop and roastiness flavors coming through now, along with booze. The brown sugar comes forward after the sip is gone. Interesting. Complex is too string of a word. I’d stick with unusual...but good.
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark amber body with an average beige frothy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, woody, and some subtle vanilla hints. Robust hoppy taste with fruity and piney notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming bitter finish. Very well done!
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dated 07/2009. Muddy caramel with scant beige head / Nose of cooked fruit and bourbon / Medium to full body, sweet and somewhat syrupy, but with some hop balance, and long finish / Flavors of caramel, coconut, cooked orange and grapefruit, dates, raisins, oak, and bourbon / An interesting, mellow old thing, possibly lacking the brighter flavor profile of the best, but still a treat.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear tawny with no head. Aroma is spruce and herbal hops, caramel and cookie malt, spicy alcohol, dates and plums. Flavor is juniper/spruce, heavy malt, light alcohol, dark fruity esters, medium bitterness, light smoky and peaty whiskey with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth, and light carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3380) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber/brown with a trace of fizzy off-white head; short retention and . Aroma is toasted malt, sour fruit, earthy notes, caramel, figs, and booze. Flavor is sweet malt forward, faint hops, and medium fruit esters; booze taste throughout and dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and high warmth.
brigg (501) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Murky, nearly opaque rust red body with a barely-there-thin head. Aroma is sweet and bright with alcohol, notes of fruit (strawberry, apple, grape) and light spice (cinnamon) and vinegar. Body is medium, sticky mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet with some good acidity and tartness; notes of fruit and whiskey.