Tide (1276) - 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.
kingstoni (1167) - 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.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small white head that recedes quickly. Murky. Nose is caramel, nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and leather. Taste is underwhelming. Not as sharp as the nose would imply. However. It is sweet with a decent bitter presence. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth and creamy. Light body and great finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
esox (906) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep amber, slightly beer ith thin off-white head. Fruity nose has plums and other ripes, caramel, a touch of herbal hops and some alcohol. Sweet, caramelly and dryfruity taste. Fruity, rather alcoholic finish. Quite one-sided. Low caronation, medium to full bodied.
bergstaden (870) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with light brown head - aroma is of malts and dark fruits - taste is olso malt and dark fruits - very good and easy to enjoy on a dark night
tfredvik (799) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, medium brown/copper body with an ok sized light-brown head. The head reduces in size quickly, but once settled the head never disappears, and it laces the glass well. The malty, roasted aroma is a bit disappointing: I’d expected more raisins. Of course there are raisins and other dark dried fruits here, but equally obvious are spices and alcohol. The taste is medium sweet with a medium bitter finish. Intense sweet caramel flavour, far more noticeable than the raisins. And then there is a stinging alcohol flavour that I don’t find very pleasant. The mouthfeel is quite good (medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation), apart from the massive amounts of alcohol. Drinking this beer is a strange experience: I keep longing for the bitter sweet toffee caramel finish, but are still resistant to take another sip, since I know that I’ll have to endure 10 seconds of harsh alcohol flavours first.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed ~5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Beerheart65 (797) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown hazy beer with short, thin, beige head. Sweet aroma has malt, raisins, yeast. lots alcohol in flavor that is malty, low carbonation, medium body, malty finish is medium long, palate is towards oily. OK but bit too much alcohol and bit too murky for my taste.
mikkopen (743) - 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.
tmrmwel (663) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a dark, reddish brown, with a good, full head. Rich, dark fruity aroma, with hints of strawberries, and a touch of alcohol also apparent in the rich, complex taste. Very sweet, with notes of burned/ candi sugar, dark fruits and roasted malt. Body is full and creamy. A lightly astringent, burned finish.
nilsas (654) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sittende skum. Brun gyllen farge. Duft av humle, karamell og rosiner. God smak av rosiner, plomme og karamell.