mikkopen (841) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin but creamy off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel malt. The flavour is caramel-malty, with woody and toasted notes and dried fruits. The finish is nicely bitter, a little herbal, with warming alcohol. Very tasty and balanced.
esox (1079) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Clear, dark amber to copper colour, creamy tan head. Complex aroma has apricots, raisins and strawberries. Floral and delicate, almost perfumy hop notes. Yeast adds even more to the perfumy/fruity notes. Lots of biscuity and dark caramelly malts. A hint of rhummy alcoholic sweetness in the background. Malty-sweet taste has dark caramel and biscuity melanoidins. Lots of raisiny/apricoty fruitiness and some alcoholic warmth in the drying finish. Nice, slightly woody and quite strong bitterness. You can taste the alcohol as a slight warmth and fermented fruitiness. Full bodied, slightly oily and low carbonated texture. Well balanced strong ale. Enjoyable now, probably even better in a year or two.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich toffee and caramel aroma with hints of orange plus some slightly hot alcohol notes. Flavour adds a moderate balancing bitterness. I think this might age rather well.
olio (6231) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a medium sized head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, some caramel, sweet malts, hay and hops. Flavor is also quite fruity, some grape fruit notes, faint caramel malts, toffee and wood notes. Medium carbonation, bitter malty palate, not really that tasty this fresh, hope it gets better with age.
RexTalionis (2458) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours clear copper in color with a creamy whitish head. Nutty vinous
notes in aroma, hard butterscotch too and slightly burnt breadyness in aroma.
Smooth mouthfeel. Dry too. Vinous and fruity bready notes in taste. Light and
quite muffed cinnamon spicyness in the background. Easy to drink and quite good
in taste, but lacks something that would make this brew remarkable.
djoeye (1530) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown bottle 500 ml abv 8.5, I found at Systembolaget Luleå Sweden.
Dark amber body. Huge bright beige head, some lacing.
Scents of malts, hops, teak oil, flowers, herbs. Big taste.
Malts, hops in the background, bitter, spicy syrup, fermented berries, cherry wine, licorice.
Slippery when cooled, more sticky when warmer.
Final with malts, hints of herbal oil, menthol, alcohol, bittersweetness.
The beer makes me think of chrismas pudding. Somebody’s gonna store this for a while and enjoy it next year or later.
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very caramel-flavored and full-bodied with rich malt and packed with complexity. Quality in every drop.
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with some sparkling and beige 1-finger head that lasts nicely and is creamy. Really malty flavor is sweet with bread, bit caramel, syrup and dark fruits. Medium to full body, soft round palate with balancing bitterness to sweet flavors, long tasty finish is malty, balance is good. Tasty.
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@omhper. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild alcohol, some slight floral notes as well as some malts to it as well. Flavour is sweet fruity and floral hops with a good malt profile to it. Balanced as such, but not very interesting release this year.
Nisse666 (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SB cons 2013-10-19 Göteborg, Bottle 063982
AR: caramel fudge, wee bready
AP: orange amber, high frothy crème caramel colored head - quite steady
F: full bodied, caramel fudge, medium carbonation and bitternees, cookies, brittish dry fruits, all flavours are wage ecxept the caramel fudge ,,,, some dryness