Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle from flagship Alko. Pours hazy brown with a low head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and raisins. Flavor is malts, raisins, alcohol and hops. Quite nice.
Marduk (4224) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Small size, white head, stays. Smells woody and sour. Tastes like Belle Vue Kriek mixed with some shitty macro. And I’m totally aware that it’s not a good thing to say to any beer.
Sarpa (1124) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 33cl from alko @ home. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with a minimal head. Aroma of fruits, raisins,Sweet caramel, malts, ripe fruits in the flavor. A bit strange.
FatPhil (11529) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki)
I’ll separate Anna’s comments, so that if I get a nastygram from the brewer, he can direct them to her, not me. "Green apple - that’s a brewing flaw, ... ewww that’s not very nice". I get a bit of the green apple, but some sour raisins, some acetone or other solvent. Smooth palate, gentle carbonation. Sweet caramelly body, quite a waft of alcohol goes up the nose. More belgian than English, got that heady sweetness. More apple in the finish. Does cover actual alcohol, but alas has replaced that with something solventy. Ewww, don’t let it warm, it gets worse the warmer it gets. It’s a good job Ares left, otherwise he’d continue his rant about us only drinking bad beer.
kingstoni (1773) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark copper color with a thin head. Sour aroma of yeast and dried fruits. Medium sour and bitter taste of caramel. Sweet malty finish.
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TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml Alko. Dark amber-brownish color, tiny beige head. Sweetish aroma of wood and caramel. Medium-bodied. Some alcohol in the front. Then raisins, some toffee, bready malty. Sweetish and a bit alcoholic. Belgian dubbel/quadrupel style. At least it is certainly a winter beer.
olio (8071) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruits, some starch, raisins and caramel malts. Flavor of ripe fruits, somewhat harsh malt notes, caramel, mild hints of brown sugar and some wood. Sweet malty palate with somewhat harsh bready finish.
mikkopen (936) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy yellowish brown colour, thin and quickly dissipating off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with dark fruits and a whiff of alcohol. The flavour is sweetish malty, with raisins and notes of nuts, and a warm nutty finish. Not bad.
Brandman (2477) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber body, offwhite hed. Very sweet maltiness and some unpleasant fruitiness. Very sweet and dull. Hides alcohol well.
mile (3513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some dark fruitiness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some dark fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light dark fruitinesss, light alcohol. Caramel sweetish strong ale - lacks character. For those with sweet tooth.