rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy ruby, small creamy white head.
Fantastic herbal, flowery hop aroma, very intense and clear.
Flavor likewise intensely hoppy, dry, much more bitter than aroma. Despite all the herbal, flowery, bitter hops, the flavor is relatively smooth and round, thanks to the ingeniously perfect ABV, whose sweetness /just/ weighs up the hop bitter, without making it all tangy.
Full body, mild carbonation, dry mouthfeel.
Absolutely amazing use of hops and alcohol. Genius!
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled (thanks rsmeds!). Hazy rubyish brown colour, beige mediumsized head. Aroma is brutally fruity, floral and nutty and wooden hoppyness. Bigtime hops in a nice balance. Flavour is the same along with alcohol balancing it up. Perfect balance. Not that much maltyness actually. Geniously brewed, so balanced. And this said, I have lately not been a big IPA/DIPA/IIPA fan... This brew brought up my hopes again!
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Slightly hazy reddish brown color. Sweet caramel aroma with lemony hops. Bittersweet, caramelly and toffeish flavor with firm lemony hoppiness. Metallic mouthfeel warming alcohol and hint of alcohol sharpness. Big heavy maltiness clashes with fat hop aroma and flavor.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A hazy red amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has hops, grapefruit, citrus, and over ripe almost rotten peaches. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, grass, over ripe peaches, and alcohol, leading to a dry, bitter, and alcoholic finish. Not that clean in the hop profile as I’d like.
larsniclas (5192) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Barley Wine
Dark amber with a very small, bubbly head.
Toffee and fruits in the aroma along with grassy hoppiness.
Licorice, berries, sweet fruits in the flavour.
Medium bitterness and fine maltiness.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ølbaren. Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium off-white head. Bitter with some (hoppy) acidity. Quite hoppy dominated by earthy hops aromas. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry, eathy finish.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coppery colored with vanishing yellow head. Sour licoricy aroma with raspberries, thin alcohol also present. Medium bodied. Flavor is drier with thin licorice still, aftertaste has same berries with thin alcohol.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught@Ølbaren) Very hazy amber with a smallish, tight and lacy, lasting head. Aromatic hops in the nose with grassy notes and some strawberry. Strawberry dominates the flavor with aromatic hoppiness and some acidity. A typical, hoppy and malty IPA with decent fruitiness.
mjs (3994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-07-31) Dark reddish brown and almost clear. Small white head. Fruitiness, sweetness, fresh malts and hops in aroma. Full bodied, warming and dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, sweetness, hops, citricness, molasses and bitterness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
TBone (11205) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Fruity, pineapple, light licorice, hayish hops. Not extremely hoppy, but nicely fruity and sweetish, liquerish palate.