austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Beer Hunter’s. Hazy copper, firm off-white head. Slightly yeasty aroma, modest fruity hops. Nicely dry biscuity flavor, very smooth maltiness. Fruitcake hoppy finish. Very round, smooth palate. Good body for a modest ABV.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated Nov 2007 - rating was missing (or deleted) from Ratebeer. Copper-amber color, nice creamy head. Flowery hoppy nose with hints of honey. Nutty hoppy flavor, nicely bitter with long hoppy aftertaste. Decent malt profile for this ABV (4%). Good session beer. (7/4/7/3/13 3.4)
Rated Aug 2008. Clear dark red-amber color, decent white head. Nutty hoppy aroma. Pale malty (good malt base), decent bitterness, which leans to long hoppy aftertaste. Some honey sweet and hazelnut notes too. (6/3/7/3/12 3.1)
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Rich orange, small tight head. Huge grainy flowery aroma. Full bodied - excellent combination of sweet mid-roast malts and bitter hops. Soft carbonation. Decent sweet hoppy bitter finish. Pukka bitter, good show Hop Back, and Kitty’s too.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper gold with a small off white head. Faint malt aroma. Taste begins with a fruity citric sourness and ends with gentle bitterness. It’s easy drinking, approachable, but not very exciting.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @Glue pot. Dark brown orange colour with thin offwhite head. Dried fruit and malibu type tropical fruit with earthyness in the aroma and follows through in the flavour with a plain finish.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 1 Dec 2007) Dark copper colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with notes of apricots, citrus and earthy hops. Fruity taste with apricots, orange peel and lots of earthy hops in the finish. Nice beer.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Beer Hunters, Pori. Hazy deep orange colour, mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is really fruity and slightly wooden and nectary. Flaour is herbs, wooden and slightly nectary. Pleasant and wellbalanced.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Charlie’d Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty fruity citrus flavor with some hoppy hints. The finish is fruity with some hints of citrus.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Aroma: Light bready malt, toasted nuts, apples, floral/earthy hops. Appearance: Dark amber/light brown in color and lightly hazed. Off-white head was full and creamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Wet, grainy maltiness, lightly toasted nuts, honey, apples and raisins. Nice floral and earthy hoppiness with just a touch of herbal/grass. Medium-low bitterness leads to a medium sweet finish with some grainy malt and bitterness carrying over. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carboantion. Overall: This was pretty good, but the initial malt flavor seemed a little ’off’. Kind of tasted like a bag of wet malt would smell. A bit odd. Despite that, this was a nice easy drinker.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Cask pint at NERAX on 5/2/07
Chestnut-amber hued bitter with a moderate amount of white head. Very bright condition, with marginal lacing.
Profound esters and lightly sweet malts in the nose are very classy. Has a slight woodiness to it, or hardness you might say, of very dry brown bread that emerges as the sweet, creamy sugars recede. Definitely hopped well, it has a strong floral character that melds well with the sugars and lightens the overall darker malt character. Just a hint of earthiness is left on the finish, with lightly bitter hop notes and more soft esters. Quite complex, as it ranges from hard to soft, malty to hoppy and pale to dark (sugars). No alcohol or flaws. Very clean, with a medium-high aroma strength.
A light English crystal/caramel malt hardness is laid upon the palate initially, but soft, vanilla and cream-like maltiness adds depth as does a fair notion of coffee and light nuttiness. The coffee is very subtle and lingers on the finish, almost chocolatey. Through the middle, there’s a fruity hop bouquet, replete with bright, red fruit esters and some leafy bitterness. Finishes dry, crisp and yet without any of the wateriness associated with the style. Probably the tight, moderate amounts of carbonation seeing to that, giving the body more fullness than it actually has. No flaws at all. Like the crop circle, I don’t get much house character, but that’s ok.