Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black colour with a large head. Slightly roasted and malty aroma. The flavour is sweet, roasted malt with notes of chocolate and some fruits. Medium-bodied, roasted and bitter aftertaste.
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of CigarCityBrew.
Pours dark brown. Aroma is malty, very sweet, roasty with a touch of caramel.
Mouthfeel has note of cereal/grain, maybe oat?
A pleasant surprise out of Suomi land.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a very dark brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, and a hint of roast. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Very good.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a quicky dissolving brown head, deep black color. Smells of malts, bread and caramel. Taste has the same elements but seems to be missing abit of the promised kick and finishes quite bland.Overall not bad for the price.
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear 0,3l bottle of clear dark toasted malty drink with a little more character than finnish bulk beers. I also found cocoa.
fast dissolving head
nice etiquette + :)
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(3/1/08) Sample from a bottle (I think FatPhil brought this one - thanks!) at the RB table at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, a bit of toastiness and a bit of dark fruits. Finishes a bit drier with hints of yeast and earth. Medium-bodied and a good mouthfeel.
MiP (12865) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at ZBF08. Sherry aroma. Very dark brown colour. Very small light brown head. Bready flavour. Some berry.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ZBF2008@RB table: From a clear bottle. Pours black/brown with a lacing white head. Roasted malt, light chocolate and light coffee aroma. Flavour is slight oxidiced roasted malt, mild chocolate and coffee. Mild finish of the same.
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black beer with instantly dissolving brown head. Strong aroma of caramel, roasted malt and notes of liquorice and toffee. Dry sweet malty taste, soft pleasant carbonation and dry finish. Ok. 170208
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red, tan head. Malty aroma, slightly roasted, some fruityness, berries maybe. After warming up there’s even a touch of liquorice. Flavor isn’t as sweet, more roasted. Nice dry finish. Feels like sticking to the back of your mouth. Quite approved.