Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, dark slightly reddish brown colour, almost non-existent cream head. Aroma is nuts, herbs. juniper and rye bread with a note of licorice. Medium to full body, very soft carbonation, long bitter and sour finish. Not bad a combination, I don’t mind fairly soft carbonation but this one was closer to flat in that aspect.
jookos (3908) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown mahogany. Nutty malty nose with foresty aromas, twigs, juniper, and roasted malts. Full bodied, dry bitter. Roasted malts, herbal tones, dried roasted coffee and chocolate in finish. Strange, but savory and nice. Feels like a stout mixed with sahti, fermented with ale yeast. Once again a good brew from malmgård.
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at Nordisk Ölhandel, Copenhagen. Cloudy amber/Brown beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity aroma herbal, raisins, caramel, hazelnuts, some biscuits. Caramel flavor, raisins, juniper berries, grassy, hay, floral notes, some hazelnuts, roasted, some citrus. Floral finish with citrus and juniper berries. Not your average beer, but I Think it was ok.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper brown with a lasting creamy head. Fruity nose, pears and plums, with hints of toffee. Dry toasted flavours, somewhat woody and dry, hints of leaves and puerh tea. Quite different.
bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a white head - Nice sweet malt aroma - sweet malt body with some caramel and some bitterness - short sweet malt finish - this was nice
Sand64 (7) - Sand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk dyp rødbrun farge. Tett fint skum. Dufter søtt med kraftig innslag av einer. Rund og fin smak med tydelig smak av einer. Behagelig ettersmak. Blir nok kjøpt igjen.
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aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, little head, low carbonation but nice, smooth mouth feel, somewhat rich. Dark malts, caramel and chocolate aftertaste. Definitely a nice one to drink, would probably age well. Nice malt. Slight bitterness, slight roasted malt flavor.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.3% bottle from Drink Shop in Tallinn, just 4 euros so cheaper than in Finland! Beautiful mellow brown color, light bige head of luscious foam. Sweet malt aroma with possibly a touch of smoke. The flavor is definitely peated malts but pretty well balanced. Peat smoke, then sweet caramel malts with a mild bitter finish. Great stuff. You don’t taste the high ABV at all. Huvila/ is probably the best Finnish brewery I tried. This is a really good beer which is growing on me from good to great.
ClubGonzo (4900) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep nut brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is raisins, toffee, nuts, nougat, wood and hints of herbs in the back. Taste is a rather strange combination of deep caramel malts, nuts, nougat, assertive juniper tones, wet leaves, grassy herbal tones and hints of burnt sugar, marzipan and raisins. Bitter resinous aftertaste, which acts as a fitting compliment to the otherwise herbal-sweet profile. Full body, medium carbonation. Pretty nice and definitely original.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DØE 2013.
Dark reddish/brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of licorice, malt, spice, caramel, hops and coffee.