olio (9210) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 07/2012.
Pours clear dark copper color with small head. Aroma of caramel, earth, grain, grass, mild fruits and malts. Quite faint aroma actually. Flavor of malts, caramel, flour and dry hay. Decent.
laiti (8034) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 07/2012
Aroma is really light with some toffee, hay, caramel and biscuits. Flavour has nice hops with toffee, nuts, caramel, hints of hay and biscuits. The fruity hops is the thing here; otherwise this would be just another bitter.
Hermod (6331) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, BBE 07/2012. Poured dark mahogany/copper color witha creamy, perfect white head, lacing. Aroma has malt, toffee, chocolate and nuts. Flavor is caramel, some roastedness, chocolate and hops. Dry and bitter finish with dark chocolate notes that lasts. Another great beer from this brewry.
pivnizub (10094) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Ruby-amber coloured, stable and creamy and lacy off-white head, fruity and slightly toasty nose with a solid hoppy influence; soft MF, light to medium bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; balanced toasty-caramelly finish with a solid hoppy counterpart. Classy stuff…
culchiem (3474) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brownish with an off white head. Aroma is toffee caramel. Flavour is caramel with earthy hop. Palate is dry and light
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ML Bottle. Good head, foamy. Malty, bready, doughy. A little hoppy. Very enjoyable.
bierkoning (12276) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt, raisin and pear drups in the aroma. Earthy hops, pear drups and butter cookies in the flavor. Thinnish but tasty.
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper with a white head. Funky toffee aroma. Flavour is bitter caramel with a fruity hop finish. A solid bitter.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 07/2012.
Pours a dark copper colour with a slightly off-white foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts and chocolate. Rich flavour of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate and bitter hops. Well balanced and a rich, malty, chocolatey finish with loads of hops. A rich bitter, nice.
tiong (6387) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a smooth white head. Light aroma of caramel malts, hops and hints of toffee. Taste is slightly malty with notes of caramel, toffee, and some grassy hops. Finish is bready with some sticky notes. Okay, quite well balanced dark bitter.