laiti (7873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ HBF’13
Aroma is rather nice with cocoa and roasted malt. Flavour has cocoa, roastd malts and coffee. Feels like a schwartzbier that feels like a stout. And it seems that this is actually a dunkel...
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at HBF2013) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had roasted malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, molasses, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet and bitter. A decent dunkel.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle @ HBF2013. Pours a murky brown colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, sour berries and chocolate. Flavour of sweet malts, cardboard, berries and grass. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and sour fruity finish. Weird.
olio (8719) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts and toffee. Flavour of malts, nuts, dark fruits and hay. Ok.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle. Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, light lemon, nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut, light chocolate, lager lemon, earthy. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
likable, coffee dominates the malt flavour. not much bitterness to be found and rather light beneath the malts, but quite enjoyable really.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Re-rate.
Aroma: cereal, roasty, chocolate, oak, grape.
Appearance: a black red appearance, very thin light brown head.
Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, taste is quite different from what you would expect from a dunkel, very heavy oak flavours, can taste the wine flavours coming through.
Overall a very interesting beer, but I do not like it. The oak is just far too overpowering to be pleasant for me. Worth a try though.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. There actually was much substance than what I thought. OK flavour and prickly carbonation, some slight roast.
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours deep brown with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts, a little bread and dough, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is biscuit, toffee, cocoa.