Kauge (657) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from my local shop in Tallinn. 5 days after BB date. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy big-bubbled head. Drops slowly to leave a film. Nose is dark malts, notes of red berries and black olives... Taste is malty sweet with a bready and chocolaty sidenote, kind of sour and with a red berry bitterness. Body medium, carbonation quite active even after a while. Finish is metallic and not pleasant. Not bad.
visionthing (3524) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Traveller?s Pub and Club, Tallinn. Black with a small beige head. Some slightly sour, wooden and berry like aroma is dominating. Doesn’t seem well kept and fresh. Mild roasty notes is also present. Sour and not very pleasant. Pretty sure this one has gone bad. Will probably retry on a later occasion.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Karja Kelder. Opaque black/brown color, good creamy beige head. Papery, a bit boozy, toasted malty with some caramel. Medium-bodied. Toasted malty flavor with some milky notes. Finish had good amount of Czech hops with ticking bitterness. Quite nice.
hens (687) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5L bottle. Green onion and sweet toffee aroma. Strong overcooked black bread, little smoke, little caramel. Allmoust kvass. Some obsolete wooden flavor. Typical cheap Czech dunkel. Not special feelings.
thirstyrabbit (1410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown body, medium tan head. Light milk coffee and roast in the aroma. Taste has plenty of roasted malt, finish turns slightly dry/ashy. Quite simplistic but endlessly sessionable.
FatPhil (10635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - shared by old Marduk - thanks!
Slightly sweet roast, slight hint of ginger, maybe? Treacly burnt retronasals, and taste. Some milky aspect. Smooth palate, full in the mouth, nice carbonation. Such an easy drinker. Sweet roasty finish.
Marduk (3829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark dark brown color. Small brown head, stays. Not much of aroma. Bit grainy, slightly sweet, and chocolate in aroma. Mild roast, slightly ashy, sweetish, caramel sourness, chocolate in flavor. Mild smokiness in aftertaste.