Tide (2046) - 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 (2253) - 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 (7867) - 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 (3864) - 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 (3198) - 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 (3296) - 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 (13999) - 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 (5043) - 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 (525) - 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 (5552) - 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.