jimhilt (2418) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes quickly to a trace leaving no lace. Deep brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet juniper nose and flavor has malty sweetness with light, dry juniper finish. $9.00 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Kavu (2346) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark red with a light head. Aroma is roasted malts, spices and juniper. Flavor is spicy with roasted malts and again a hint of juniper. Pretty nice.
hirigalzkar (2337) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a fast dissapearing off white head. Notes of juniper berries, cream. Quite heavy stuff! Spicy at first, then the maltiness takes over; caramel, burned syrup, dark bread. The hops has the character of red orange. Juniper is shown in the aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture. Interesting but a bit too much in the long run.
Maverick34 (2335) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium to dark brown with a very small and brief head. Aroma is more malty than herbal but juniper os detectable in background . Small hops and herbal finish.
Inbreak (2323) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Lett fruktig og sødmerik lukt med preg av malt, humle, karamell, gras, mandel, bær, barskog. Sødmerik lett fruktig smak med preg av malt, humle, karamell, bær, gras, lauv, eine. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei, litt kvalmande.
SirLimpsalot (2314) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Stor nötig både doft och smak. Stora maltiga toner - nja
drpimento (2280) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Different than I expected and much different than another juniper beer I’ve had. This one reminds me of a softer easier chewy porter or stout. Poured with a fine light tan head that settles down to a thin cover and some lace. Color is a a cloudy brown with dark amber highlights. Aroma is very malty with hints of rye fruit roasty and the juniper. Flavor is the same but with lots more going on. Roast comes out more. Very well balanced. Texture is like I said, chewy and full with great carbonation. Nice finish. Session.
northropfrye (2277) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first Finnish craft beer I’ve tasted. Quite nice, almost a barley wine I would say. Dark iced tea appearance, very little head. Sweet malty, dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet and malts with a bit of citrus hop bite. Kind of thin palate, but coating.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2257) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.3% bottle from Drink Shop in Tallinn, just 4 euros so cheaper than in Finland! Beautiful mellow brown color, light bige head of luscious foam. Sweet malt aroma with possibly a touch of smoke. The flavor is definitely peated malts but pretty well balanced. Peat smoke, then sweet caramel malts with a mild bitter finish. Great stuff. You don’t taste the high ABV at all. Huvila/ is probably the best Finnish brewery I tried. This is a really good beer which is growing on me from good to great.
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I ended up opting for a snifter due to said ingredients that were in this, let’s see if they actually show up.
The appearance was a dark chestnut brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Somewhat foamy lacing strung it’s way around the glass.
The smell had a coca cola aroma over top of some oaky sprucy vanilla.
The taste was mainly sweet through the spruce coca cola flavoring and it becomes fairly sticky on my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipping sort of quality about it. It runs sticky sweet over my tongue.
Overall, not a bad beer just seemed different to me. Would I have it again - for the price probably not - $15 for this bottle was a bit too much.