Drink4Satan (666) - 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!
BitchPls (261) - 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!
Foffern (772) - 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.
MiP (12478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Creamy malt aroma. Cloudy brown colour. Small stable creamy tan head. The flavour is malty with a good alcohol bitterness. Hint of bread. Spicy hoppiness.
saxo (11503) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ DØE. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, spices, fruits, malt and hops.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
wondered about this when it was handed to me .. . pours a deep jam brown .. . medium foam, mild lacing .. . twigs, soil, spices .. . light mouth .. clean finish .. an ok beer, nothing to interesting though .. . . you mean to tell me there’s more than one book shitter?!
wchesser (706) - 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.
douglas88 (4598) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from HWC. Pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head. A mostly sweet nose of toffee, candies, berries. An interesting flavor bordering in on a barley wine at times with big caramel and sweet malts, some distinct juniper. light bitter flavors, soapy at times, really interesting.
MikeJslc (508) - USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, slightly hazy, beige head. Aroma of nutty, toasty, bready malt with a woody, earth, juniper note. Flavor is malt balanced--bready, a little toffee, slightly nutty, followed by a woody, dusty/earthy note with a moderate juniper character. They apparently did not use the traditional farmhouse Sahti yeast with this (no clove-like phenols, etc.), instead, its a pretty clean yeast. Overall an interesting, malty and rustic beer.
rarbring (706) - 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.
Bygers (286) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown color, No foam nor lacing. Quite intense immediate malty aromas, dried fruits, raisins. Very sweet. Medium/ full body, almost no carbonation.
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