ryecatcher (1264) - 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 (1038) - 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 (418) - 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 (6310) - 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.
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a burgandy with a tan head. Taste slightly sweet, dark fruits possibly cranberries or juniper berries. I thought this was so so. I would not drink this again.
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martjoobolut (2591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours red copper-brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, and fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, caramel, apples, chocolate, malt, even some smoke. Finish is also sweet and bitter. Overall: nice one.
Strykzone (6214) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Global Brew that was $12.75 and was listed as 6% ABV. This arrived opaque dark brown and had a nice head. An aroma of dark fruit and sweeter malts. The aroma was not big but did have some nice subtlety. That dark fruit in the flavor, too. It was sweet, powdery, complex and malty. That dark fruit has a lot going on in it and it made this a fun beer to try. Some chocolate came late. Somewhere in there some hop bitterness and some spiciness showed up. Good stuff.
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWG; Pours hazy amber with a large frothy, deminishing, leaving lacing off-white to tan head. Nose is roasted malty, caramel, dark berrys, dried fruity, nutty and spicy. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
GirlFriend (37) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWS :) Dark amber colour with nice offwhite head.
Aroma is sweet,caramel and citrusy.
Taste is bitter, roasted and sweet.