mjs (3999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu) The beer poured ruby red and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had strong smokiness and quite lot of molasses and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavours I found were malts, smoke, molasses, roastedness and low bitterness. I thought no hops were used but based on the commercial description I was wrong. Nice and interesting brew.
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours orange with light white head. Aroma has hints of leather. Taste has a bit of smoke, sahti and malts. A bit unbalanced.
LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Dark brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma: mostly smoke, some smoked meat. Taste: malt, smoke, berries, some dried fruits, some acidity, medium bitterness. Quite a full mouthfeel. A really tasty, different, and interesting beer with a good smokiness that isn’t too meaty.
Neeskens (327) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ SBWF ’10. Hazy amber. Smoke, perfume and fruit in aroma. More of the same in the rich taste but with some coffee added. Despite the smoke it’s still refreshing. Nice.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Rover, on November 9, 2010
Hazy brown color, lasting off-white head. Cream, strawberry, fresh, smooth taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Mainly smoked malt scent, though not extreme. Some smoked aftertaste, or more.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SBWF 2010. Amber color, offwhite head. Smokt aroma, sweetish, leather, woody notes. Smoky sweetish flavor, leather, pine, woody notes.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller. Pours a clear amber. Smells of leather. Sweet with aromas of caramel malts and some leather. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Fresh.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2010. Hazy reddish brown color. Thick eathy smoke aroma. Pungent barnyardy and earthy smoke flavor with sweet malty toffeish backbone. The smoke character is here is very weird and pungent, perverse I would say.
Skvader (107) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has an aroma of smoked meat and burning wood. The taste also brings about notions of a camp fire. Mouthfeel is very pleasant and refreshening. Aftertaste is complex, smokey and woody.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival:
Pours a dark brown, hazy colour with a large head. "Aroma" is manure and leather. Flavour is all leather: it tastes like a leather bag!!