Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not sure what to make of it. Not golden, but dark copper, clear as crystal. Aroma of those fruits in the cellar, the old barn. It starts to get to you as an old belgian type of beer, but the flavour is disappointing. Just bitter bread, flat, straight on your face, with no complexity, all behind a scandalous alcohol taste. The palate is very resinous, sticky even, but that doesn’t save the beer. I did not like it.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark amber ale. Sweet and tart taste with pine resins, nuts, almonds and toffee. Sweet nutty toffeish and tart taste with almonds, christmas cake, raisins, dark sugar and some tart alcohol. Tart alcohol, bitterness and restrained roastiness in the finish. Full soft body. Complex ale which I would like to taste again.
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear brown beer with a tanned lacy big not lasting head. Malty, brown sugar and a bit floral aroma. Malty and a bit sweetish flavour. Not the best Fullers I´d had.
Tide (1832) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, citrus, nuts, malts and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with grapefruit and caramel. Very nice English strong ale.
evergreen0199 (2111) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Bottle from Terre de Boissons, Coquelles, France. An amber/brown coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Malty, hoppy, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, malty, hoppy, dark fruit, slightly bitter. Nicely balanced and very English.
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. 215. BB 02/Aug/14. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy copper brown colour with a small foamy off-white head.
The aroma is vaguely froral hoppy, sweet malty, woody, nutty and with some fig and date notes.
The flavour is very fruity with dark fruits, mild floral hops, sweet sugary malt and mild bitterness. Sweetness in the aftertaste. Too sweet to be enjoyable.
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Hermod (3416) - 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 (2705) - 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 (3093) - 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 (13725) - 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.