ejh8 (105) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Warm juniper bush tasting dark ale. Great winter brew, surprisingly good for a Finnish ale. Pours dark purple color with a slight metallic after taste. Good ale.
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sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/caramel with a ring of bubbles for a head. Aroma has warm notes of rye, caramel, and a woody/vanilla. Taste is balanced. Caramel, slight fruit, and an odd woody/spice. Guess that?s the juniper. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Overall interesting and well done but not my thing. The juniper is an odd flavour.
MarkoR (846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper colour with thin brown head. Aroma is spices, malts. Very enjoyable beer.
Underdogs88 (274) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Juniper in the aroma along with notes of dark caramel and raisins. Appearance is a cloudy dark brown with a small off white head. Flavor has notes of burned caramel, brown sugar, juniper & spice from the hops. The beer has signs of oxidation. Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting beer that would be better if it was fresher.
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Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark malt, dark fruit and a touch of spice. Hazy copper brown with a light brown head. Spicy brown sugar and raisin, with a nice bitterness to cut the sweetness. Light herbal notes but very well done and enjoyable.
twistedtxb (85) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absence de col et quelque peu opaque. Arome quelconque. Mais quelle magnifique surprise en bouche. Amertume très caractéristique grâce aux baies de genévrier. A découvrir!!
cfrancis (2859) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a small frothy off white top. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, spice and earthy hop. Taste is peppery, juniper, malt sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness. It’s really bitter actually. Interesting.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy reddish amber with a fairly large long-lasting fizzy-foamy beige head. Interesting aroma - definite alcohol presence, cocoa/coffee malt, very bitter - I definitely get the juniper; but the aroma is more malty than bitter. The taste follows, but the juniper dominates - nice, if a little assertive. Lightish body, slick, very astringent, mildly carbonated - fairly long sharp herbal-juniper finish - the malt loses out pretty early on. I liked it, but it’s a weird one.
Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l Brown with tan head. Aroma is licorice, chocolate,cream and sweetness. Taste is malty and sugraly sweet at the beginning with hopy and smokey aftertaste. Medium body and carbonisation. Not my favorite.
veceo (984) - CROATIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark brown color, average sized off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, malt, sugar and some herby touches. All in all, very nice. Taste was, however, a major letdown. Dark fruits are most obvious, than some caramel, nuts, herbs and alcohol. It doesn’t sound bad, except for alcohol presence, but its kinda mild and without any real character. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mainly sweet taste, but with somewhat strong bitter finish. Aroma is great, and it’s very much drinkable, but it could’ve been awesome.