Bendrixian (1172) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty, caramel and stewed fruit aroma with sweet fruity notes and fairly complex aroma that seems to get more fruity as it opens up. I like the way the brew also takes it time delivering all the flavours. Man, just impressed and this brew is a good time.
TheJester (1960) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. I’m a big fan of this sort of traditional ale. Chestnut brown with a nice head. You get the berries in the nose and in the flavour, where the malt balances nicely. Not too sweet, though. If you like Traquair House Ale, you’ll like this.
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO
roasty, herbs, licorice,
red, brown, hazy, minimal head,
medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
medium body, average carbonation, astringent,
Pretty good I like it
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15 nov 2014, bottle. Dirty dark Amber. Nose is bready, sweet, maybe even slightly fruity. Ned body and almost flat. Cracked grain, slightly bitter, mildly sweet like cold wort, slight herb notes. Decent and interesting.
ncube (78) - - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel, raisins and hops. Malty sweet upfront, rich body gives way to juniper and then hops as it finishes. Bitter hoppy burnt raisiny aftertaste.
kevinsenn (1142) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Caramel and spice aroma. Sweet caramel taste with tons of spice, and a dry finish. Sticky body. Very good.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 11, 2014
My first Finnish beer. The beer pours a hazed copper colour with a very thin white head. The aroma is Juniper, caramel, raisins, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet, smoky with caramel and molasses sweetness, and a smoked wood aftertaste. This is definitely a winter warmer and the alcohol is slightly noticeable in the aftertaste
peterjohnni (1) - Ballerup, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En meget anderledes øl, smager ganske udmærket. Til en kølig dag foran kaminen med en god cigar. (Er nybegynder)
GlennHendry (13) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Finnish beer, this is all sweet malts on the nose and tastes of caramel and dark fruits, with an odd blend of spices (must be the juniper twigs) and a bit of a bitter hop kick at the finish. Not to be confused with ’Finnish.’ The brewery said it was brewed with a large dose of Finnish attitude. I’ll go with that. Not a bad beer at all.
aleigator (282) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color, with ember hints in it, has a medium, long staying head.
Smells of milk chocolate, with hints of dried stone fruits, herbs and stronger notes of caramel.
Tastes of unsweetened bakers chocolate with lots of earth and bread, whilst a gentle note of bitter coffee developes from this foundation. Herbs and spices add to that impression, while a lively carbonation introduces a slightly metallic twist to the brew. Earthy chocolate as well as bready malts define the finish, while the beer ends with a slightly slick, bitter note.