mile (3394) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate and very spicy aroma - licorice and cinnamon. Body is light to medium, dryish and spicy flavor – licorice and aniseed. Finish is short, dryish and spicy. This seems to be a trend this Xmas that thin bodied dark lagers are overly spiced.
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark but transparent brown colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of nuts and some hops. Flavour of sweet toasted malts, mild hops with fruity tones. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Slightly warming finish. Easy to drink.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (Alko, BB 05/2011)
Seems that this is totally different recipe than a previous Talvi IV. Dark clear amber-copper color, small off-white head. Aroma of anice and barley grains. Quite light bodied for this ABV. Flavor has also barley grains, anice, licorice and caraway. Also some dark malts with light roasty notes. Some hoppyness with oily mouthfeel in the finish. This winter beer is quite Christmasy and has some Het Anker fingerprints :) But his is a lager, these flavors work much better in more fruity ale.