kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks troubles. Hazy dark brown with a beige ring. Nutty aroma with some speculoos and black pepper, spicy, speculoos, a little sweet and alcoholic taste. Medium body, sweetish finish.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, spices, caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, toast, stale notes, spiciness and a fruity touch. Medium-bodied.
Beer5000 (5774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Unclear dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma has caramel malt, spicy yeast, brown sugar and dry fruit. Flavor has sweet malt, caramel, juniper, yeast and nice bitterness. Fine balanced body and OK aftertaste. Slightly unusual but nice indeed.
CRock (167) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. Chocolate and rye flavours with a hint of coffee but also quite sweet.
Almaco (7) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s like a baby bear cub - a fluffy brown mass that’s almost threatening. Chocholet and rye dominate it’s unique mämmi like taste. The head is thin but resilient giving a surprisingly smooth texture. It’s strength (7,3%) is evedent in its sweetness. Worth a try but I’d like to meet mamma bear
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice if slightly subdued, malty, smoky, caramel, bread on the aroma. Dark brown, muddy, little head. Not very pretty. Tastes interesting and unique, upfront smoky and medicinal flavors, finishes with anise, a caramel sweetness and a leafy hop bitterness. A bit too sweet for my taste & not superbly balanced, but unique. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.12.2013. Tiheä vaaleanruskea vaahto, hieman samea, tummanruskea olut. Tuoksussa lievää paahdetta, karamellia, ruista, tuntuu myös alkoholin lämpöä. Pehmeä, hieman karamellisen makea, ruismaltainen, yrttinen, melko täyteläinen, lopussa havuista (katajaista, kuten etiketti sanoo?) katkeroa. Alkoholikin hieman lämmittää, mutta ei maistu. Melko vivahteikas.
cattaneopapa (273) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Toronto, ON. 7.3% alc./vol. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour with one finger of off white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma of oasted malts. Complex spicy taste leads to some dark chocolate, espresso flavor and ends with a dry hoppy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Sammy (10764) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little fir aoma. Juniper in taste, dry and berry fruity taste. Unique, complex, interesting. I think better with food. Dry finish.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a medium size off-white head with OK retention. Aroma of roasted malt is mostly dominant with some vague spice notes. Taste is dominated by roasted malt notes with light dry caramel and some distant spices notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. I thought this was short on character and not something I would seek again.