tlind2 (1058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@William K. Brown color, tan head. Strong bitter flavor with syrup and hops. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice.
Foffern (1041) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a hazy reddish brown colour with a beige medium head. Aroma of berries, leather, dried fruit, chocolate, rye bread and caramel. Sweet flavour with more caramel and berries. Nice. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A balanced and great beer. Easy drinking as well.
bax (1029) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 14/03-2013) low beige head, clear amber color, light sweet spicy aroma, caramel taste, light co2, rather complex taste, true winter warmer. BB date 12.09.2014.
rarbring (1026) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Sweet caramel, christmas pudding, raisins, madeira. Nice.
Note: On-tap at Horse & Hound. Reviewed 2013-05-21.
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you.
bergstaden (974) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a white head - Nice sweet malt aroma - sweet malt body with some caramel and some bitterness - short sweet malt finish - this was nice
thirstyrabbit (955) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber body. Small head with fine bubbles. Sweet hoppy aroma. Taste has toffee, caramel and plenty of hops. Juniper is not that evident. Or maybe it is, but it’s lost in the bitterness. Juniper also has a piney/herbal quality and I would have liked to taste more of that.
esox (951) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown, slightly hazy. Thin, creamy head. Alkosta overwhelming juniper Aroma when too cold. Resiny juniper branches, bready and slightly nutty maltiness, caramel, sligtly sour roastedness. A hint of vegetables. Licorice and some chocolate in aftertaste with caramel resiny bitterness and juniper berries. Soft but somewhat thin body.
Nordcore (933) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Deep deep red, clear with a minimal head. Aroma; Fruity, plumb and a bit sour, choccolate after a while. Taste; medium bitter, again with dark fruits sence, chocolate came when the beer got warmer.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5 l. Darkish amber, thick off white or beige head. Nose has lots of herbal hops, full DIPA style nose with maybe some juniper deep down, but could be hops only. Malty background. Flavor is very nice with double IPA style hoppiness and thick malty background, maybe a tad too sweet and sticky. Had I not known this was flavoured with juniper, I wouldn’t have guessed. Fits well with the fresh and big hoppiness. Very nicely balanced and easily drinkable, yet a delicious treat.