tlind2 (1134) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Vanilla and malt aroma. Bitter flavor with wood, roasted malts and some metallic notes. Dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation. Itís not bad, but it could use some extra body.
BeerBaboon (1564) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown. Big off white head. Caramel and and a bit of cream aroma. Flavour is caramel, a hint of cream coffee. dark fruits and grass with metallic notes.
BeerViking (2494) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep auburn with a big beige head, nose of treacle toffee and plums, good balance of sweet and bitter on the palate with plum and burnt marmalade notes, then a bitter and slightly dusty finish. Decent but not inspired.
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 21.5.2010.
Pours a clear copper colour with a small white head. Caramel malts, citrus and mild hops on the nose. Flavour of the same elements with some nuts. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel. Average, like the other Joseph Holt beers Iíve tasted.
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Plum and barley malt aroma. Clear amber color with small head. Sweet barley malt and moderately bitter grass hops. Very good beer.
Hermod (3283) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle, local store. Poured clear, copper color. Thin white head. Aroma was caramel malt and hops. Flavor fruity hoppy, with some malty tones.Ensds slightly bitter. A bit too light and could have been more bitter. But enjoyable nonetheless. Traditional bitter.
tkrjukoff (4059) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep clear brown red with tanned head leaving nice lacing. Aroma heavy of malts with hints of caramel, hops and dry hay. A bit watery, but still good malty and hoppy flavor. Acidy bitter on palate. Finishes short with bitter hoppy aftertaste.
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear dark copper colour with small off-white head.
Darkish fruity bitter hops, dark malt, some caramel sweetness, nuts, wood and syrup in aroma. Flavour is a bit more bitter hoppy with dark malts, nuts and caramel. Quite balanced and carbonated.
FatPhil (9363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 500ml bottle (K CM, Kamppi)
Deep red, small persistent frothy head. Caramelly aroma, some hops too.
Thinnish palate, some spikes from drying bitterness, and dark caramelly
sweetness, but they come over as being sacchariney. Finish keeps that
caramelly and hoppy theme, with the hops heading towards pencil
sharpennings. Probably emasculated by bottling and pasteurisation, I
have certainly had better Holts, and would like to see this as a real
ale, preferably cask.
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (KKK Kamppi, BB 03/2011)
Clear amber color, good creamy beige head, lace. Nutty, a bit fruity but hard caramel nose. Light watery palate, fizzy. Some caramel and nutty maltyness. Light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Clean but boring.