Marstonlad (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Pours black with a little white head. The aroma has plenty of overripe fruitiness, plum, raisin, berries and a touch of vanilla - gives a very sweet impression. Taste is very sweet, even a bit cloying. The flavours include berries, raisin and caramel; some alcohol also appears near the finish. The palate is medium to full bodied, a bit sticky and moderate in carbonation. The taste is not quite as balanced as the best beers of this style.
mjs (5059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0 33 l - 11.5 % ABV - BB 7/16, at Leijuva Lahna, 20140906) The beer poured brown and rather cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had ripe banana, caramel and fruitiness. Palate was full bodied ith medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, ripe banana, sweetness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste had ripe banana, malts and bitterness. A quad with strong banana character.
VastActiv (3496) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33l at Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, some spices, yeast and malts. Simple and harsh quad.
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@PBF IX. Deep brown amber colour, small white head, Aroma is liquorice, alcohol and some slight sweet malts. Flavour is very similar, still somewhat sweet, although a bit on the dull side.
laiti (6567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle (11,5%) @ PBF Ⅸ
Aroma has strong licorice tones and some roasted tones. Also some alcohol. Flavour has malt, medicine tones ans some licorice. Medicine-lice licorice overdose all the way.
olio (7089) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours clear dark ruby red color with a small head. Caramel and malts on the aroma, some faint spice notes. Caramel and lots and lots of berries on the flavor, way too much for my taste, some yeasty notes also. Medium-bodied. A great disappointment.
lusikka (6770) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of strong raisiny notes, grains and caramel. Flavour of grainy malts, raisin, red berries and alcohol. Medium bodied and a strong alcohol finish. Unbalanced.
tiong (4349) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, thanks MrHangover! @ PBF IX
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of sweet syrup, malts, ripe fruits, plums and raisins. Taste is sweet, syrupy and stuffy with some ripe fruitness and plums. Finish is sweet, sticky and malty with some raisins. A bit unbalanced.
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, 11%. Aroma is liquorice, roast, acidic red fruits (?) some yeasty notes. Flavour is caramel, roast, liquorice and again the red fruit notes. I think these are the first signs of an infection. Weird red fruit vinegar sidenote. Not bad but not meant this way.
wojciechianna (139) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, ruby color, slightly cloudy. Aroma of prunes, maybe raisins, a lot of caramel and dark malts. Tastes sweet and a little bit sour, dried fruits with some brown sugar and spices. Soft carbonation, alcohol is perceptible in the throat. A very nice beer.