Nordcore (1020) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Deep deep red, clear with a minimal head. Aroma; Fruity, plumb and a bit sour, choccolate after a while. Taste; medium bitter, again with dark fruits sence, chocolate came when the beer got warmer.
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark. Full of flavor and a thick mouthfeel. damn good with the juniper. Excellent brew
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Juniper, fruity hops and malt in the nose. Flavour is very junipery with malt, fruity hops, some bitterness and sweetness. Maybe a bit too much junipers, but still quite good brew.
kalervo (684) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good beer, real "special beer" too. Nice taste of juniper and smoke.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5 l. Darkish amber, thick off white or beige head. Nose has lots of herbal hops, full DIPA style nose with maybe some juniper deep down, but could be hops only. Malty background. Flavor is very nice with double IPA style hoppiness and thick malty background, maybe a tad too sweet and sticky. Had I not known this was flavoured with juniper, I wouldn’t have guessed. Fits well with the fresh and big hoppiness. Very nicely balanced and easily drinkable, yet a delicious treat.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours dark amber, beige head. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, palate has soft carbonation, slightly water mouthfeel. Aroma has wood, licorice, caramel, fruits.
tlind2 (1126) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@William K. Brown color, tan head. Strong bitter flavor with syrup and hops. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany colored with medium sized light brown head. Rich spicy aroma with licorice and some sour juniper as well, thin roastiness also comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor is more on a dry side with still spices and licorice dominating, some dry cardboardy and vegetably note comes up as well. Aftertaste is dry still with some sour juniper and drying hopped touch.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white to beige head. Toast, malt, spicy juniper and vanilla. Toast and slight juniper hints. Long toast and bitterness on the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5 liter. Pours a hazed dark brown with a ruby highlight- thin head. Aroma is light on the juniper, spice, berry, light mint, mostly oxidized caramel and lightly burnt malts - slight soy hint. Flavor is also oxidized- cardboard, paper, chocolate malts, dusty cobwebs, earth, leaves, grass, and some juniper berry and gin hints.