rejtable (1704) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly murky brown limited head or lacing. Nose is somewhat spicy and some spruce. Flavours of spruce, some Cheerios, some tea. Taste medium bitter light/med sweet. Fullish body with lively carbonation and an acidic bite to the finish.
Johnsense (982) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, large head. Juniper is fairly faint. Fairly malt forward, brown sugar, caramel, mint, molasses, dark nut in both aroma and taste. Berry sweetnss. Medium body. Actually suits our winter weather.
robinvboyer (3495) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big notes of slightly roasted, nutty brown sugar, with some subtle hops, and some pine. The finish is quit bitter with alot of herbs, grasses and the juniper comes around. Interesting.
OOKPIKABLE (178) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at LCBO in Toronto. Pours deep ruby with thick white head. Mild aroma of juniper, mint and molasses. Tastes of the same along with hops. I guess this isn’t what sahti tastes like?
probstblueribbon (3281) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep, murky mahogany with a full, light tan head.
Aroma: Quite malty with a bit of chlorophenol, berry-like fruitiness, quite sweet-smelling and malt-forward, caramel too, not getting the botanicals.
Palate: Medium+ body and fairly full carbonation.
Flav.: Very malty with plenty of berry-like fruitiness, faint roasted notes, caramel/toffee, light butterscotch, still not getting the juniper (or other botanical notes); basically dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, malty, vaguely boozy finish with light to moderate pine/resin/juniper?.
Not a bad beer. Not as expected. Not a bad thing. Not again.
codfishh (137) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper thin tan head large bubbles. Aroma is sweet caramel with bready notes. Flavor is sweet bready rich malt. Woody finish light bitterness that’s a little odd, subtle juniper gin like flavor.
jksipa (515) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy dark amber pour with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is caramel and raisins with a bit of vanilla and some woodiness. Light sweet toffee gives way to a medium bitterness with a light tartness underneath. Wood is even more apparent in the taste and adds some interesting complexity. Mouth is medium slick with average carbonation.
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a murky amber with a small diminishing frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, toffee and some nuts. Nice flavour, malty and fruity with a bit of alcohol along with some toffee, a hint of herbs and some hops in the finish. Average bodied. Pretty good, enjoyable.
andrepintado (1910) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from pistáchio, Sintra, Portugal. Color is dark brown, red. Thin to medium beige head. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is bubblegum, malt, spices, hops, light chocolate.
Bendrixian (1323) - 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.