laiti (4801) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 12.08.2014
Aroma is rather nice with hops, fruits, some pine needles and resin. Flavour has resin, some caramel, woody tones and fruits. Also some pineapple and hints of biscuits. Finishes with some lingering hops and a feeling of alcohol. Good.
Marduk (1940) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear copper color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Juicy, dusty hops, tropical fruits in aroma. Sweet, tropical fruits, malts, hops, mild orange peel in taste. Nice balanced bitterness in aftertaste. Nice one.
Idiosynkrasie (3114) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Not fully clear, amber colour with average, thick, cremay, fairly lasting, well lacing, off-white head. Piney, resinous, hoppy aroma, notes of red berries, a floral touch, caramel malty background, like a walk with coniferous woodland on one side and a wildflower meadow on the other. Taste is dry hoppy, minimally piney, caramel malty basis with a nuttily touch, dry, minimally chalky and mineral finish. Superb nose, slightly restricted in taste.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Totally overy-the top hops raping my nose. But that white pepper and caramel is a win, I do like It. I like it plenty. Simple palate, just a slightly resiny stickiness, full. Some caramelly sweet malts, bulldozer of spicy hops, some tropical fruit aspects. Nice bitter bite, resiny finish. Want to take another sip. And another. Drinkability high, very well crafted. Not my style, but it totally has me hooked. Until something horrible happened - I ran out.
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. BB 03/Jul/2014. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Cloudy dark red colour with a small off-white head.
The aroma is delicious... with resin, pine and strong dark bitterness. The flavour is resin, pine, sweet malt, strong bitterness, caramel sweetness and mild fruits. Excellent! Very tasty!
Brenhophead (511) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Pours deep amber with a Small white head and very nice grapefruit/toffee aroma. Flavour is many resinous pine and toffee malts.
tiong (2959) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 03 Jul 14 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, resinous hops, nutty notes, hints of exotic fruits and berries. Taste is smooth, malty and resinous with loads of exotic fruity hoppiness, nutty notes and hints of berries. Finish is long lasting, juicy, tangy and bitter with notes of exotic fruits, caramely malts, nutty notes, toffee and lingering bitterness. Smooth but heavy, sweetish and bitter malty IPA. Quite nice actually.
Brandman (1888) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy copper body, white head. Aroma has lots of sweet malts and fruity soapy hops. Bit resiny and grainy. Flavour is nutty malty and greatly balanced bitterness. Caramel and rich exotic resiny hoppiness.
suurjuust (813) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy orange, off-white fluffy head, spotty lacing. Aroma is biscuity malt, caramel, oranges. Taste begins with heavy biscuity malt, caramel, sweet notes, crisp hops, oranges, lemons. Dry resiny finish. Lingering bitterness and oranges plus lemons in the aftertaste. Oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, medium body. Nice.
zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelius Beer, Edinburgh. This is a hazy orange coloured beer with sweet tropical fruit and orange marmalade flavours followed by pine on the finish.