oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep rubyish brown colour with mediumsized foamy brown head. Aroma is shitloads of liquorice, mild caramel malts, some burnt sugar, and some toasted and spicy notes. Flavour is liquorice, a bit toasted, slight notes of burnt sugar, mild alcohol and spices. A rather pleasant Xmas seasonal.
TBone (15519) - 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.
FatPhil (12722) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
5+ Sweet caramelly and slightly plasticky aroma, hits of a dunkelbock in there. Not really so spiced, don’t think this should be s/h/v, IMHO.
4 Deep red, persistent tiny beige head.
5+ Fairly simply malt-oriented dark lager, mildly roasty, a touch plasticky, following the aroma. Spices only hinted at, mabe some clove. Hops a little pencil-sharpening-like
3 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. Finish has a little more clove in it, but is generally just the fading away of the taste.
11 Nothing actually wrong with it, but it leaves me underwhelmed. I’ve had some better dark lagers from Nokian. Does improve as it warms. Don’t drink cold.
Rune (10504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Finn for a 330ml bottle of this. Deep, russet coloured body, tiny beige head. Mild aroma of earthy malts with hints of cinnamon. Taste of earthy, mid-sweet malts along with weak fruity hints and spices. Flat in the mouth. Over par and quite alright (Tromsø, 11.02.2011).
rosenbergh (9673) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small light tan head.
Red wine, mild alcohol, berries, roasted malt and sugar in aroma.
Roasted malt, rye bread, some mild hops, some alcohol, berries and sugar in flavour.
Not the worst Nokian brew. Quite the opposite.
olio (8721) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20101104.
Pours murky dark red colour with small head. Aroma of light berries, vegetables, ripe fruits and spices. Flavour of ripe and dried fruits, spices, light caramel malts, distant sugar candy and grain. Decent.
laiti (7873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ Nurmo. Rated on 25.12.2010
Aroma has some roastiness and bready malt. Flavour has some herbs, bready malt, chocolate and hints of metal. This tries to be something christmasy as well as easy‐going for the masses. And fails at both.
lusikka (7650) - 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.
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught at Stones, 20111214) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, liquorice and metallicness. Palate was medium bodied and a bit sticky with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, roasted malts, metallicness and bitterness. Afteraste was malty and bitter. Eventually left unpleasant aftertaste.
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Mørk rødbrun. Lavt svakt farget skum som varer litt. Maltaroma med undertone av pepper. Lite kullsyre. Vassen smak med hint av krydder. Litt tørr ettersmak. Ordinær. KI=6