laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013
Draught @ Pikkulintu
Nice, smoky aroma with malty tones and berries. Also some odd sulphur tones. Flavour has smoked wood, malty tones, some berries and ashy tones. Confusing; smoky tones are nice but malty ones are not. Also some peaty tones, licorice and hebal notes occur at the end of the glass.
Hermod (2711) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ pikkulintu. Dark brown, brown head. Licorice candy, light smokey, bready aroma. Flavor has licorice, herbal notes, burnt malt. Mild sweetness in finish. Decent.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Man in the Moon, Stockholm.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is cloudy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain, caramel), with notes of coriander, candy sugar, orange peel, dried mango.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, creamy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Spicy and kinda candyish, but well-balanced and pleasant (and fitting for a winter brew).
HULK777 (268) - - NOV 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Syrup bread and banana aroma. Some metal also. Taste of lemon, burnt toast, and potatoes. Watery texture. Some metal in the aftertaste.
SamTheBarrel (283) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle, pours brownish-black with a medium sized tan head, that reduced quickly. Aroma and taste of orange peels, caramel, herbs and spices. Light sweetness with and light-medium bitterness. Light-medium body, thin texture and average carbonation. Okay overall, but has a somewhat too strong taste of clove.
Murrzik (1) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good. A bit thin perhaps in the end. A beer to drink a boring winter Sunday but not necessary on Christmas table
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is full of herbs with some menthol notes as well as some roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, herbs and some very dry cocoa. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bergstaden (969) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a light brown head - Malt and some spice in the aroma - Good malt body and there is olso a good spicy taste that is well integrated into the beer, and the spice lasts for a long time - long spicy finish that lasts - this was good and had interesting flavours
daje (1799) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, november 14th 2012. Dark brown body, red tinted, small tanned head. Aroma of cloves, berries, roasted malt. Metal taste, lots of malt, vanilla and juniper. The metal taste is disturbing an elsewhere good beer. Sweet and thick mouthfeel, with a vanilla and juniper finish.
TEJA (1195) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Vintage 2010, sampled in 2013. High brown head that is semi lasting. Clear dark red color. Spicy aroma from christmas with ginger and carnations and possibly some dried peels from Seville orange. A bit plain in the taste were just the spices come forward and thinn body. Have I aged this too long?