Finwe (360) - Grankulla, - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Black Door, Helsinki. Reddish amber with an off-white head. Spicy, hoppy aroma with floral and fruity notes. Sweet malt, floral and citric hops, nuts and bitterness in the flavour. Malty, fruity, bitter finish.
elbernays (228) - IRELAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark clear amber with nice slight tan head. Head is nice lacing Creamy look. Aesthetically pleasing. Aroma is some spice, clove and toffee. Sweet Flavour, spice. Mild bitterness on finish. Body is light and is too light to give a good mouthfeel and you are left wanting a bit.
ciaranc (599) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Redmonds. Dark, clear amber, copper, foamy white head that doesn’t last. Cinnamon, clove, all spice, a little dried fruit and caramel in the aroma. More clove and cinnamon in the flavour. Thin body, medium soft carbonation. Finish is more spice and some oily hops. Nice one.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Porter & Sons. Deep golden-copper color. Malty aroma with some caramel, minerally and dusty notes, light fruitiness and light spicy notes. Sweetish malty flavor, slightly caramelly, with some spicy hints and a moderatelyy bitter dusty and earthy hoppy finish. Light to medium-bodied, nitro mouthfeel. Drinkable.
kerenmk (1601) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Porter&Sons. Clear, golden with a frothy cream-coloured head. Spicy aroma - cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Tastes bitter, spicy and malty. Medium-bodied, delicate fizz and a long, biscuity finish. OK.
garthicus (2483) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ’Ocean Bar’ Dublin. Appearance: Ginger, slightly hazy, medium off white head. Aroma: A little orange, ginger, chocolate(?), grassy. Flavour: malty with a creamy texture like it’s nitro, chocolate again, grass, a tiny bit of ginger with a mild hop & light orange finish. None of the commercial descriptors were detected besides the orange.
heavy (2046) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13/11 Draft at Sheridan’s pub, Zagreb. Amber bodied with smaller to medium sized head. Grapefruit and, to lesser extent cinnamon aroma. Fine, pleasantly sweet biscuit flavor, also dry, like regular red ale with orange and cinnamon spices of course that gave it much more interesting character. Medium body with nice, dry and long lasting orange finish. Served a bit cold and could be appreciated only as it got warmer. Another nice special from this brewery, too bad regulars are such a mediocrity!
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sheridan’s Pub, Zagreb. Shiny orange/amber coloured, small off-white head, mild malty fruity nose. Quite weak and watery taste but in other hand very tasty. Fruity (orange dominates), light spicy hoppy with bitter finish. Enjoyable and easy-drinkable.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sheridan’s, Zagreb. Lovely shiny full amber body, lasting bubbly head. Subtle sweetish nose, orange and vague cinnamon. Lovely jaffa cakes orange dominates the slightly too watery body. Liiiight bitter finish. Man, it’s so watery but so damn tasty. I’d have it again and again. Great stuff.
Beersiveknown (2144) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Irish Craft beer festival @RDS.
A hazy medium brown beer, soft carbonation and fairly full bodied. Coconut he dominant flavour on the nose and in body, with perhaps a touch of cinamon. No sign of the orange though.