Hermod (2711) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ Villi WšinŲ. Brown color, thick white head. Yeasty aroma bun, dark fruits. Flavor has bready malt, yeast, dark fruits, hops. Long fruity finish. Very belgian style beer. Surprisingly good. No bock though.
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TBone (11732) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 330ml Arkadia. Deep red-amber color, good beige head. Aroma at first is metallic, then some herbal notes, vegetables and caramel. Medium-bodied. Caramel, quite a lot alcohol, bitterness and raw vegetables. Canít trace much wheat here. Aftertaste has harsh herbal bitterness. Kind of homebrewish feeling.
Chrisis1980 (16) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma was promising, but unfortunately the taste doesnít live up to it and leaves a lot to be desired. Interesting and appealing choice of bottle though.
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Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark dirty brown body, fluffy offwhite head. Aroma has huge yeasty banana, dark and sharp hops. Bit overhopped. Flavour has roasted malt, caramel and bit chocolate. Unbalanced. Aftertaste is metally and some yeasty bitterness.
Juusto (37) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nice bottle. Pretty basic aroma of fruity hops, banana and dark toffee. I was hoping for better.
Dermi (598) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB 12.11.2013. 33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy copperish amber with a decent beige head. Aroma: Malt, toffee, dough, vanilla. Taste: Medium plus sweet, some mild bitterness. Roasted characters. Buttermilk dough. Minimal hints of alcohol. Palate: Near medium body, creamy, quite carbonated. Flour notes in aftertaste, as well as burned tones. Quite interesting and pleasant.
omhper (18750) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Cosmic Comic Cafť, Turku. Hazy copper colour, small head. Raisiny malt aroma. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salty hops, raisiny malt, some charamel and chocolate stuffed banana. Resiny finish with slight metallic undertones.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle. BB 22/11/2013. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny greyish tan head.
The aroma is malty sweetness, chocolate, homebrew yeastiness and some wheat. The flavour is... hmm... itís rather bad. Thereís quite a lot hoppy bitterness, wet cardboard, malty dryness, alcohol and some messy wheatiness. After the Rousal Pils this is a real disappointment. Bad to be honest.
jookos (1460) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (hankkijan alko). Red amber, light brown, hazy. Yeasty homebrew, flat soaked malts on nose. Not that appealing. Full bodied. Yeasty malts, yeasty esters. Sweet malts. Some damp paper/cardboard. Ryeish flavors, bready malts. This must be one of them beers whose finesse goes beyond my understanding. Cool 0.33 champagne- closure bottle though. Even nicer than the orval bottles.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Villi Waino, Helsinki)
Sweet rich baked apple aroma. Light graininess too, a touch of easty earthiness as it warms. More treacle in the taste, but the palateís not sticky at all, itís quite crisp. Finish is slight burnt rubber and liquorice. Drinkabilityís good for a 7.6% beer. Itís not light, but the carbonation keeps it refreshing on the tongue. Alas Iím sleep drunk from a long-haul flight, and my sense of perception is somewhat dreamlike. Iím not sure if this is getting me drunk very quickly, or whether my long-overdue sleep is snoring at the bit. Looked good in the glass, a rich red with a small brief head. Not quite piney finish, maybe junipery, needley. In the taste too once youíve noticed it in the finish. Finish quite long. Enjoyed.