lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a brown colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of strong toasted almonds and raisins. Flavpur of strong and pungent almonds, toasted malts, grassy hops and bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Rich nutty and malty finish. Surprisingly good.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Acidic and roasted malt aromas with a bit of an herbal spruce note. Some chocolate, toast, and a bit of toffee maltiness. Light bitter on the palate, lots of roast, spruce, and a light herbal note. Some hints of toast, a bit of grass, and a nice toffee sweetness.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a deep, cola hued body with a medium sized tan/off-white head that fades. Aromas are nutty, caramel, brown sugar, cola, sarsaparilla, walnut, light clove, medium spicy. Flavors are malty, honey, brown sugar, nutty, cola, chamomile tea and slightly floral. Low bitterness, a bit herbal with a malty balance. Dry finish with a touch of tannin left on the tongue. Medium to slightly fuller bodied, medium-low carbonation. Very slightly warming, but otherwise the alcohol is quite well hidden.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Blue Palms Farmer’s Market FestivALE. Another beer where the spices underwhelm. Not a bad beer but not too exciting to my palate. A bit boring actually.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wish I could remember more of this beer to properly describe it. It’s an ok beer, but nothing to get too excited about.
ngeunit1 (1541) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Served a dark black-brown color with a finger of frothy tan-chocolate colored head. The head faded down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of herbal and spices. There is some cardamom, coriander, sage, and rosemary. There is also some pepper and just a touch of dark fruits.
T - Starts off with the herbs and spices with a nice mix of coriander, pepper, and rosemary. There is also a just a touch of grain as well. Through the middle, the spices and herbs get a bit stronger and more complex with a bit of fruit coming through. The finish is a mix of cardamom, pepper, and rosemary that lingers.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and almost a bit roasty on the tongue.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice mix of spices that all balanced out very well and tasted much more rich and complex than most other herbal ales.
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with spicy hints. Fruity malty grainy spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought @ Mikkeller bar. Clear deep dark red pour, off-white head. Aroma of anise and mint. Flavor is quite minty, spicy and with a hint of sweetness. Makes me think of Aquavit.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chopp. Quite hazy dark brown colour, small beige like head. Dark malty and dark fruity aroma with spice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet like with dark malt and dark fruit, some spice. Dark malty dark fruity finish with some spice.
blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. July 2011.
A very special beer that totally does it for me. This is amazing stuff. Pours dark brow with a red hue, the head is light and sand coloured. This beer smells of a flower garden, it’s so complex and a lot of different smells is to be found. I get baking syrup, dough, roses, dark fruits like plums and prunes. Notes of rose wine and leather is also present. Taste have the same complexity to it, it’s also very creamy and smooth. The flavours are flowery but at the same time very earthy, malt, tea, herbs and wine to name a few. Slightly sweet. For me this is a wondrous and stunning beer.