Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Caramel malt, some fruits, nuts.
fajry (394) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Tmava medena farba s bielou peknou penou Vo voni citit slad, karamel a oriesky. V chuti opat slad, prilis vela karamelu, jemne ovocia a oriesky. Alkohol je dost vyrazny a dlho trvajuci.
MisoW (1102) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours dark golden color, white foamy head. Aroma is carmel, malty, plums. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plums, alcohol.
Jimthechap (1566) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It says ruby on the label and thatís a good reflection of the truth. Ruby to polished mahogany in colour with a skim of head and evident sparkle. Very rich aroma of plums, figs and steamed pudding. Thereís some amber resinous quality and ripe autumnal fruits as well. It really is a complex aroma. A sweet, oily body and elegant flavours. Just a suggestion of bitterness but long finishing because of the mass of malty flavours. Indeed, malt is the superstar and begs for me to have more of this.
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MalmŲ beer and whiskey festival. Sweet and malty with dried fruits caramel and some herbs.
Braastad (384) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, small head
Malty aroma has caramel and nuts.
Flavor has old fruits with toffee, nutty notes.
Alcohol does come through a bit.
mile (2886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light berry fruitiness, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light bread and faint hoppyness, light - some alcohol. Bit one-dimensional, lacks character. Could use more bitterness to balance alcohol and caramel sweetness.
mikkopen (819) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, dense off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma with dried fruits and notes of nuts. The flavour is sweetish, caramel-malty, with raisins and other dried fruits and woody notes. Moderately bitter finish. Pretty good.
allmyvinyl (2905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear copper brown, thin white head. Nuts, toffee, dried fruit aromas. Taste is more toffee, very light bitterness at the back end. Hides the strength well. Nice idea, would like to try more on the series.
jookos (1983) - FINLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogany ruby clear. Autumny hoppy leaves, herbals. Some daker caramels. Full bodied, a bit sticky. Some sweetness, metallic tones, slightly roasted grains. Flavourful and all, but not really my thing.