ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear dark red color. The head is only a finger high, and cream colored. It’s texture and retention isn’t the best, nor is much lacing left behind.
S: At first, there seems to be a suggestion of light spiciness. This quickly gives way to strong caramel notes, backed by the subtlest smokiness. There is enough here to make me enjoy the aroma, but not enough to blow me away.
T: It opens up with a very light spiciness - it’s more of a suggestion than an actual note, to be fair. The caramel here is handled very deftly, gradually building in intensity without going overboard. In fact, a lot of the notes here seem to be subtle rather than bludgeoning - still, they’re defined enough to be prevalent to my scorched Earth of a plate.
M: I really like how clean and crisp this is. Despite the sweet flavor, it’s well attenuated and dryish finishing. Despite that, it’s quite soft and creamy. The carbonation is rather soft, and fits well with its feel.
O: This one is pretty damn tasty. I’d even suggest it exceeded my expectations. This is one I’d certainly drink again, if not buy by the 6-pack.
jpkeskinen (434) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Nice, soft taste with sweet, fruity flavours. The colour is reddish brown. Quite alright!
Andy_ (1016) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap @ Naamat
Clear copper to mahogany beer with blonde head dissolving soon leaving a ring. Aroma has caramel and vanilla. Flavor ads some sweet berry jam. Medium and slick palate with quite strong carbonation. Finish has mild bitterness. Aftertaste has spices, vanilla and caramel. Finally a Scottish Ale tick, and all RB style ticks. What an unsurprising beer, what an unneeded beer style.
VastActiv (4540) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pub Graali, Oulu. Colour is light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, chocolate, some candies and roasted malts.
Sarpa (1211) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ GP Kaleva. Pours pretty clear amber, small head. Caramel, bread, spices in the aroma. Malt, some spices, caramel in the flavor.
ration (2061) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
101215. Tap at public corner, Tampere. Pours clear amber with a nice small head. Aroma toffee, malts. Slightly sweet medium body. Ok.
Beerhammaren (1505) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.4l on tap @Black Step. Pours clear copper with low off-white head. Aroma is malts, rye, hops, bisquit notes, gingerbread. Flavor is mostly same. A bit dull.
Larry_Duffman (247) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had it from the bottle. The taste is sweet malt, bread, spice, and alcohol. It’s smooth and has a hoppy hint to it. It stayed drinkable as it warmed. This was pretty good.
kustie (593) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@klubi. Amber color with a medium white head. Taste is malty with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus and some fruity hops.
Brandman (2540) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown clear body, qhite head. Aroma has some chocolate and metally malt. Bit bread. Flavour adds berries and nuta and more malt. Quite sweet.
Bawelt (274) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Au premier abord, elle est très engageante : plutôt épaisse, on sent de la matière. Le nez envoie un peu d’alcool et pas mal de caramel, on croirait presque une barley wine.
En bouche, on ne retrouve pas du tout cela : belle attaque caramel, un peu fumée. Mais aucune longueur, fin très déséquilibrée où un houblon légèrement amer reprend le dessus et écoeure. On sent un fond légèrement épicé qui équilibre pas tellement le tout... A oublier.