austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark copper, fluffy beige head. Good dark nutty aroma with quite strong herbal hops and toffee, even chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, nice hops (grass & some pine), nuttiness, little wood and cocoa, nicely balanced. Lingering herbal bitterness. Really smooth silky palate, perfect for the style. A great ESB, this one makes my easter alright.
mikkopen (1056) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Dark reddish orange colour, thin white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with some caramel malts, nuts and hops. The flavour is malty, nutty, slightly roasted, with a nice finish of citrus and hops. Very nice.
KnutAlbert (6705) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, rich, malty.
A nice piney and hoppy dryness. Dryness dominates in the finish. A well balanced, moreish ale.
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.3%. Weak hop and yeast aroma. Hazy chestnut colour. Small tan ead. The flavour is light, but OK. Citric hops with a little yeast.
Bov (11960) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Per - hazy ruby-brown colour with no foam left; aroma of red fruits marmelade; chewy malts, sweet with a respectable malt body and a low carbonation; quite long aftertaste of caramel and red fruits
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really nice aroma of some fruit and fresh hops. Taste is really bitter with lots of hops thrown in there. Really refreshing and well crafted beer.
Diar (121) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 50cl) An amber, red ale with golden foam which formed a thin, creamy layer. Fresh, fruity aroma with a clear scent of melon (!). Full palate and very good taste with decent bitterness, well balanced roasted tone and again that melon. I liked this beer.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, bougth in Strømstad. Shared with Roger during the Liverpool - Arsenal game yesterday. Brown color, beige head. Aroma is hops and sweet malt. Flavor is Sweet caramel malt, hops and fruit. Bitterdry finish. Really nice beer!
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 Bottle. Dark amber to light red color. Very small head. Slight fruity from fermentation and hops. Blood orange and grape. Toasted malt. Flavor is medium big with low carbonation. Lightly roasted and balanced with sour citrusy hops. The bitterness becomes harsh as the beer warms. Fresh but anonymous.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 2008 version. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly about the malts - lots of caramel/fudge, some dried fruits and a hint of warming spices. Flavour begins with roasted malty notes and a little sweetness . lots of caramel/fudge and some citrus fruit. Then the hops kicks in with a good amount of bitterness - you can feel the cascade - with notes of grapefruit zest. The finish is roasted and bitter.