mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg 250ml 3,2€ 041108 Gallows Kekri dark copper transparent creamy head taste. sweet barley wineish fruity dried fruits first sip aftertastaste sharp kick of hops and strong juniper bit sticky.Interesting one
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint plus bottle pours red black with a very lacing head, lace sheets. The aroma is sweetness, wood, juniper, and some floral notes. The flavor hits with the juniper and malt sweetness right up front, some peat, some yeast. One of the better juniper flavored ales I’ve tried. Serious palate that seems to carry everything rather well. Overall, I like it pretty well.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big time juniper aroma tempered with some other floral hop notes, it comes on like a well balanced gin. It pours a dark clear brown with a thin fizzy coating of a head. Settling into the glass, some more malty and caramel sugar aromas come out, hinting at a well balanced sweetness tempered hopefully by the bitter juniper. It comes close to that, coming into with a more toffee like maltiness with the bitterness not harsh but present like cold coffee.
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color and well carbonated. Aroma has malt, light spices, and alcohol. There is an herbal quality with spices, but I can’t identify either. Fairly heavy palate and quite smooth. Some alcohol on the palate; it tastes like there is more alcohol than is actually there. I was thinking of a very high quality old ale while drinking this. Not as intense or full of unusual flavors as I hoped, but a very fine beer nonetheless.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cola brown colour with no head. very dark nose of vegetables with mild spice. faint juniper hints. sweet flavor of carrots and other vegetables. finishes faintly roasty.
jtclockwork (11793) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light bodied finish, but heavy on the palate. Very piny. Some spruce and juniper. Rated 4/4/10
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by ShareANevada. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and juniper aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated to long duration. Refreshing complex standout beer.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Beautiful thick creamed coffee colored head which diminishes to nice lacing. Dark molasse color, cloudy. Hoppy pungent aroma with hops and pitch, some dark chocolate. Semi oily palate. Flavours of roasted malts and juniper. Pleasantly bitter end.
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma burnt malts and some fruits. Juniper and spices. Strong palate, slight sweetness. Not Bad.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ordered at CKDC. Date on bottle is March of ’08 and sampled today. Deep mahogany colour with a late-forming 1-finger beige head. The nose is similar to what you might expect from an English barleywine. British noble hops, vinous malts, brown sugar, juniper (duh), dried dark pitted fruits, and mild cocoa impressions. A bit more of the cocoa and brown sugary sweetness are apparent upon the first sip. Grassy and herbal hop notes, tobacco, juniper and figs/dates/dried dark fruit. The palate could be a little fuller, IMO, though the duration is long. I’m glad to have sampled this tasty brew. Kudos to Huvila and CKDC!