BitchPls (411) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darl brown beer with a small dark beige head. Sweet bread and caramel on the nose. Quite a soft and (medium to) full mouth feel - very interesting. Caramel and pine needle hops. This is quite a unique one. Probably not my first choice for this particular moment but the beer is unique and tastes original. Definitely worth a try!
SperkeleForce (407) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Hazy dark brown with some copper color with no head but small lacing. Notes of wood, burnt, coffee, chocolate, berries, juniper, spruce, herbs, roasty, pines. Interesting tasty beer with lot of different flavors. Feels like a crossing between an Ale and a Stout or Porter. Goes down pretty easy. Good brew.
BillHick420 (400) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours raisin brown with a brownish tinted head. Thick foam, and nose of dried fruits and hints of alcohol. Aroma of the same notes, with a linger hop at the finish line. Strong alcohol presence.
KoNrRiI (389) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark crimson color with a small, latte-colored head. Aroma is sweet and dominated by malts but there is also some toast, liquorice, and dark fruits. Taste is quite bitter I would even describe it as heavy, has some smoky notes, malts, spices, alcohol and a whole lot of juniper. Medium to full body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and a tad astringent as well, first, brief sensation after swallowing are rather hop but then it rapidly becomes more malty with a strong, uncanny taste of juniper. Definitely a beer with a character!
martjoobolut (372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours red copper-brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, and fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, caramel, apples, chocolate, malt, even some smoke. Finish is also sweet and bitter. Overall: nice one.
Senka (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Had this several years in a row. Presented description is accurate for this one. One of the most sophisticated brews from Finland.
Zarkam (344) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, dark slightly reddish brown colour, almost non-existent cream head. Aroma is nuts, herbs. juniper and rye bread with a note of licorice. Medium to full body, very soft carbonation, long bitter and sour finish. Not bad a combination, I don’t mind fairly soft carbonation but this one was closer to flat in that aspect.
Marstonlad (334) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a little white head that leaves lacing. Aroma of toasty dark maltiness, ripe fruitiness, berries and some spicy notes - quite varied actually. Taste is both malty and spicy. It has initially some sweet maltiness, later dried fruits, berries and herbal spiciness dominate. Rye and especially juniper feature too. Moderate, balancing hoppiness makes the finish medium bitter, dry and a bit sour. The palate is medium bodied, a bit sticky. Overall this gives an impression of a British-style winter warmer with some added spiciness. A good, warming winter ale from Malmgård.
Braastad (325) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has chocolate, coffee and something herby - the juniper apparently.
Flavor is much the same, more of bitter coffee. Warmth of alcohol.
mauritsio (324) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Joutsen. Cocacola colour with medium head. Juniper aroma. strong sahti flavour. Bitter with some sweetness. Bitter juniber tard aftertaste.
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