FatPhil (10090) - 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 (13637) - 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.
liinis (1642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
AMber clear color, beige head. raisin caramel and syrup. Quite good and balanced but nothing special.
oh6gdx (21914) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep copper colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, some floral notes as well as wood and mild syrupy sweetness as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, some syrupy notes as well as caramel malts. Wellbalanced and rather nice. Gets better as it warms up a bit.
JohnRMurdoch (3635) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Medium brown with big frothy head. Mild toffee malt aroma and flavour. Harsh on palate. Has poor aftertaste.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and lightly nutty finish.
anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
mike_77 (3727) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red brown colour. Burnt caramel aroma. Bittersweet flavour. A bit thin and watery. Lacks depth.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was somewhat sweet and had notes of hops and toasted malt. Finished bitter.
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is grassy hops, light spiced and dry roasted malty. Slight metallic flavoured, dry and with a light roasted malt base. Bitter and dry finish. Rather roasted malt driven bitter.