Hermod (2811) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, BB 02/08/14. Dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet caramel and nutty notes. Flavor has caramel, alcohol, woodplums, hops. Finish is bitter and warming, some dark fruityness lingering. Medium bodied, nice sipper
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
På Tap 1 mai-13: syrlig, kirsebæraktig. Frisk og god, riktig lækker og en kjærkommen kontrast til alle de mørke. Sprudlende god munnfylde med bæraktig ettersmak. En nytelse som må på innkjøpslista!
mile (2744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light dark fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Body is moderate to heavy and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light dark fruitiness, light hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, some grassy - herbal hoppyness, faint alcohol. OK although too sweet/too much caramel for me. Hoppyness and 7,3% make the finish bit drier, though.
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fruity aroma, hint of green apple. Clear brown colour. No head. The flavour is bready, quite malty, nutty and fruity with a good alcohol level.
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - 02 Aug 14, from Alko Arkadia, 20130524) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had malts, fruity hops and hint of sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, sweetness, caramell, toffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. Despite all the sweet flavours the end result was nicely balanced.
Marstonlad (333) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours brown with a mediocre white head. Malty aroma with some caramel, bready and biscuity elements; not much hop presence. Taste is sweetish and balanced towards malts, only a little hoppiness. Very bready, also nutty and fruity flavours. Medium body, average carbonation - could be a bit fuller. Nicely malty strong ale, drinkable despite strength.
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2013. Brown colour, moderate off-white head. Surprisingly moderate aroma, malts and a hint of fruit cake. Rich malty flavour, not too sweet, with a firm hoppy bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and drinkable.
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hints of red berries in the aroma. Wonderful complex taste, some sweetness and plum, while a a round bitterness is lingering in the aftertaste
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
180513. Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby with a nice head. Aroma caramel, malts. Malty body. Nice balance overall. As always a really nice Fuller’s beer. Not Bad.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is malt, earthy, grass, pine and light flower. Flavour is caramel, light alcohol, grass, pine and light flower.