borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at beer 14. Aroma has lots of malt and juniper. Rasting is light at first. Then you get the darker malts coming through.
Idiosynkrasie (6074) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, chestnut colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Grainy aroma with hints of spelt and vague fruitiness lacks intensity. Taste is malty, grainy, herbal, peppery spicy, hints of juniper, subtle sweetness, vague fruitiness. I didn’t check all my ratings to confirm my subjective impression, but: I’d guess that aroma has scored a higher credit than taste overall. And even if that’s not true: the discrepancy of points I’d have to give here for aroma and taste respectively maybe unique in this case. Rich, multifaceted and ambitious concerning taste, rather boring concerning aroma. Unique in this "category".
djoeye (3170) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge fluffy tan/fawn head, stripes and carpets inside mug, hazy copper body.
Scents of roasted fruity malts, spicy hops, smoked dried prunes, notes of juniper bushes.
Full taste of roasted caramel malts, grilled prunes, some spices, maybe a tiny juniper.
Modest carbonation suits the brew well. Good body. Sweet-bitter roasted feel.
Finishes with some warmth, roasted malts, herbs, hops, black prunes, fruity-bitter, nice.
Brown 50cl btl abv7.3% b@Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø, T@home.
BoltonDK (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Complex nose, caramel,grass, alcohol, wood.
Hazy brown color, off white head.
Medium body, small bubbles, sweet, malty, grapefruit, pine.
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at hbf 2014. Clear dark brown color, hint of red. Aroma is mix of pine trees, sweet notes, suryp, raisins. Full little roasted malty body, dry hops, pine, raisins.
ryecatcher (1291) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, mahogany brown, medium tannish head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Nose is big malts, dried fruit (raisins and currants in particular), some slight woodiness, toffee. Mouth is medium bodied, mild sweetness, malt forward, lotta toasted pumpernickel and molasses, figs, dates, prunes, caramel, faint bitterness at the finish. Not getting any Juniper, but this bottle was on sale at 50% off from Binny’s, so it may be past it’s prime freshness. Still a tasty brew to welcome the newest Finn, and Chicago Blackhawk, Teuvo Teravainen, to the NHL. Kippis!
freiksenet (93) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark brown, cloudy, creamy head. S: Roasted malt, malt, liquorice. M: Mild sweetness, liquorice, some sourness, dark chocolate, most bitterness is dark malt based, but there are some hops. Bitter aftertaste. M: Creamy. O: Decent brown ale.
Senka (1042) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Had this several years in a row. Presented description is accurate for this one. One of the most sophisticated brews from Finland.
Lambister (425) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle at Haikon kartano. Unclear amber to light brown color with a medium, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Nose has exciting spruce twig, malts, sweet caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Medium body, oily texture, carbonation is soft. Really different from average and twig aroma and flavor really worked for me.
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: S:ta Clara Bierhaus, Stockholm.
Appearance: Brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Dominated by juniper with some fruit, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Juniper, resin.