TET (1308) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A copperbrown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose of caramell malts, quite sweet, dark fruits and raisins, wood. Taste is quite sweet, caramell malts, dark fruits, wet wood, dries in the end. Medium+ bodied, mild carbonation. Typical English strong ale, caramell and fruits.
Tide (1288) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko. Brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, toffee, caramel, citrus, spices and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, nuts and toffee. Nice, enjoyable strong ale.
fellebag (514) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Small white head disappearing. Red brown color. Aroma is hazel nuts, red plums and raisins. Taste is cookies, raisins, alcohol and cloves. Still feels quite organic.
laiti (4557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 14.08.2016
Aroma is malty with lots of toffee and hints of berries. Also some vanilla and baking stuff. Flavour has raspberries, some toffee, malty notes and caramel. Some fruity hops occur after a sip. Also some yeasty and worty notes at the middle of the glass. Quite odd and somewhat messy, but for some reason I seem to enjoy this.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 14.08.16, from Alko, 20131108) The beer poured brown. quite clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel, treacle and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, caramel, sweetness, hint of hops and low bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. The strong malty body is a sign for aging potential and aging may tune down the sweetness which was a bit too intense now.
Hermod (2587) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Bb 14.06.16. Copper color, thin white head. Caramel, raisins, sticky boozy notes in aroma. Raisins, malt, sweet bready notes in flavor. Quite boozy taste as well. Way too much alcohol coming through to be enjoyable. As an English strong ale this is a disappointment for sure.
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber orange colour with a small head. Aroma of rum, raisins, orange zest and sugary sweetness. Rather rich flavour of sweet raisins, quite subtle alcohol notes, orange zest, spices and plums. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Alcohol warms nicely. This would work quite nicely as a dessert beer.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Almost clear, dark copper-brown with a smallish, quickly descending head. Strong aroma of raisins and plums with caramely maltiness and burned sugar. Flavor is caramely and dark-fruity with raisins and lightly roasted, but mostly syrupy maltiness. Low bitterness. Quite full-bodied with low and soft CO2. A very smooth and warming brew with lots in common with Belgian dubbels and quads. It’s missing the crucial yeast part, though, but definitely worth a try. 6237
StilleStorm (234) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DAA; My favorite brewery.. today. Pours dark amber with fast fading off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, dryed fruits -yes raisin. Taste is much the same,but weak, still vinious.. Why do i feel dissapointed? A must re-rate.
Gorm (578) - sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Mørk gyllen farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell og frukt. Fruktig smak av rosin og karamell. Gamlaverket.