Travlr (21693) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is herbal caramel, sweet start but bitter finish. Interesting.
Sandorf (50) - - MAR 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
coffee, fruits, floral, clear, brown, minimal head, tan foam, lightly sour, medium sweetness, average carbonation, medium body, was really enjoyable for the first sips, but after a while it was rather hard to finish it.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Burnt caramel, juniper fruitiness and grassy hops merge in this Wee Heavy-like sweet sipper.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dull dark brown.
-That burnt caramel sure does last long.
-The soft carbonation struggles to support the sweetness.
-The bitterness is redolent of some hoppier Barley Wines.
Bottle. Thx Phil and Anna!
thornecb (5548) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with god retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Thin with sweet malt and caramel aromas. Sweet molasses and tofee upfront turning to earthy bitter jumper on the lasting finish.
Beerhammaren (1693) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: Cloudy dark amber. Small head, white/tan. Sweet hoppy aroma. Some pepper and pine. Flavor is caramel and plenty of hops. Some bitterness and herbs. Nice!
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4265-20120120] 1pt0.9floz bottle. Grainy heavily toasted malt aroma has just a hint of licorice bark. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted bread malt flavour has muted grains but a bold base. Medium-full body. Tasty, drinkable but not seeking pints. (6/3+/7/3/14) 3.3
(w/ jerc, JoeMcPhee, Radek Kliber)
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Mora2000.
Dark amber pour with a slight head. Aromas of spice, sugar, and caramel. Flavors of brown sugar and caramel malt.
Nisse666 (6316) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Draught at BAJT 2014-12-08 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, wee dried brittish fruits
AP: clear reddish amber,
F: dry, caramel, dried brittish fruits
New rating: 3,4 keep the higer rating
Bottle from Alko Åbo cons 2012-02-19 Göteborg
Ar: vinos, red grapes, brandy, marzipan
Ap: deep ruby colored body, 1 cm high thick wee bubbly dark beige head
F: red wine, bitter dry grape fruit, brandy fudgy, alcoholic - store it on some wiskey barrels for some years and it will be much better... Best in Finland? - Note, updated 2014 : NO!
Old; rating: 3,3
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Alko, Kouvoula.
Thin brown head. Dark-red-amber color.
The aroma is fruity with black currants and violets and a litle rancid.
The taste is smooth malty with some burnt caramell.
suurjuust (2919) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, some hops and juniper notes. It all blends together very well and is a complex and pleasant harmony. Taste has a more pronounced bitterness, but that is balanced out by the slightly sticky sweetness. Juniper blends surprisingly well together with the hops. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Good stuff.