mickut (276) - Espoo, - JAN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours clear, deep red, with an off-white head. Taste is lightly bitter, palate is light bodied, has a wet mouthfeel, finish is fairly dry and bitter. The aroma has a bit of grass, hay.
sarauckelman (372) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Chippenham Beer Festival. Clear red with no head. Very little aroma. Sweet and warm with a bit of red fruit. Tasty, but not especially Christmassy.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy copper with small foamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, syrup, some nuts and malts.
Beerheart65 (1351) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ruby red that is bit hazy, great full creamy head bout one finger stays long.Looks inviting. Sweet malty aroma has bit nuts and wood, caramel, maöty dark bread. Full and creamy palate like velvet (real ale), soft carbonation, sweet, long tasty finish. Tasty and soft, good flavors.
TBone (15708) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml @William K, Tennispalatsi (BB 10/2011)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nutty, caramelly aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor is caramelly, some licorice (cough syrup) candies, nuts and then light spicey bitterness in the finish. Very English ESB-like beer, not very Christmasy, but pleasant.
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@Kittys, Helsinki. Deep copper colour, small head. Aroma is diacetyl, some buttery notes as well as alcohol and mild caramel. and dark fruits. Flavour is quite similar in a dry grassy and hayish notes. Not very pleasant.
downender (7759) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 22/12/08. Chestnut coloured with a frothy off-white head. Candied fruit, caramel and marzipan aroma. Flavour was similarly sweet, with plenty of toffee and a contrasting earthy hop finish. Ok.
Fin (9304) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at the Woolpack, Banbury, Oxon 20-12-08 Pours dark brown with white head. Malty, fruity beer, touch of sourness, drinks quite well for the abv. Little bit sweet and can become a little tiresome after a while. A5 A4 F6 P3 OV12 3.1
imdownthepub (12812) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Chestnut to ruby with slight white head. Fruity, nutty beer that shows its alcohol in a burning medicinal way. Malty with hints of aniseed, moving to sweet on the close. A more challenging beer.
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki) end of barrel.
Deep brown. Sour, not in a good way. Lots of promise though. Tastes like it’s got bucket-loads of flavour. Sweet, fruity, and malty. Would like to have again.