mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l, courtesy of FatPhil, 20140715) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was quite large, white and it lasted long. Aroma had malts, molasses and caramelly sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, sugary sweetness, molasses, herbalness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. Way too sweet.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
castano buona schiuma discreta persistenza lieve notavafruttata agrumata caramellata leggero affumicato un tocco speziato amaro piuttosto contenuto
samsmith33 (727) - - MAY 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to point glass.
Appearance: muddy water brown. Small head with grey-white color. Very different look.
Aroma: rye, weak aroma.
Taste: malty, brown sugar, bread, faint touch of cacao.
Feel: a touch flat and watery, but easy drinking.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap. reddish brown with small head. i’m completely unfamiliar with the style, and this is rather odd. medium malt base with some spicy rye. earthy. doesn’t work for me.
Ester_ (123) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-red color with a small persistent foam collar. Aromas of spices, smoke, malt and caramel. Flavors of malt, roast, barley sugar. Couleur brun-roux avec un petit col de mousse persisant. Nez d’épices, de fumé, de malt et de caramel. Saveurs de malt, grillé et sucre d’orge.
bley7211 (22) - - MAY 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from tap into a pint glass. Very little head. Kind of a plasticy taste. Wasn't terrible to where I couldn't finish, but wasn't thrilled about it.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Transparent cherry sepia, thin white ring. Stale oat and sugar nose, faint rye peppery spic but forgettable. Flavor is worse, tons of sugar and playdoh, sticky and empty in the end where toast and sugars combat for what’s left of this sweet emptiness. Rye is inexpressive, underattenuated, no complexity, wort-esque.
swanmann (686) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bomber: it’s dark iced tea brown with pale, well-sustained foam. It smells sweet of cherry, toffee, caramel, almost wine-y. The flavor is nice and caramelly sweet, rich, with a nice rye bite. Full-flavored, medium mouthfeel, lightly creamy. Really a nice balance of sweet and medicinal characteristics of the grain.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle, thanks olio. Pours a dark murky amber colour. Aroma of red berries, bread and some sweetness. Flavour of sweet caramel, earthiness, mushrooms, red berries, bread and grass. Spiciness as well. Medium bodied and smooth malty finish. Nice balance and quite unique, but weird.
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Quite weird on the nose, some dark berries, rye, caramel malts, mild grain and faint hops. Flavor is fruity and there’s a lot of carbonation, gooseberries, malts, rye, some toffee and more malts. Very lively carbonated palate, feels quite light considering the abv. Somewhat unique. Lacks something essential though.