RexTalionis (1508) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark ruby in color with frothy thin tanned head. Sweet malts and slightly roasted malts in aroma. Slightly metallic notes and some sweet malts in flavor. Aftertaste is quite sweet.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours dark brown color with small head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Flavor of malts, hay and some grain.
nimbleprop (3057) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
20oz pour at "Grandmotherís Kitchen" in Tallin. Pours a clear, pumpernickel brown with some thin, eggshell head. Nose is standard for a dark lager, bread, yeast, malt, light honey. Flavor is similar, honey, dark bread, chestnut honey. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish. Fairly standard.
ectuohy27 (396) - ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I wanted to like this beer--credits for an Estonian macro doing something different--but I canít; itís too fizzy, too chalky, too licorice-y to be good, although it bears its 6.7% abv well and isnít as dry as one could expect. Time to move on down the Saku range :) (in Prisma supermarket, LillekŁla, Tallinn)
harrisoni (11023) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to FatPhil. Cheers my friend. Very dark ruby colour with thick beige head. Some sweetish malts in the flavour. Drunk it with some rotisserie chicken. Yes, some decent malts, touch of milky choc. Itís fine. Nice enough drinkable strongish beer.
Minderbinder (824) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy brown with reddish reflects. Medium biege head, some lacing. Aroma is of molases, bread, toffee, malt. Taste is of molasses, bread, toffee, malt, sweetness. Overall: I would be nice unusual molasses aroma/taste, but it really pushes the envelop. Bad balance. Not easily drihnkable at all.
tom10101 (1166) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (500 ml). Hazy brown with reddish reflects and a medium diminishing beige head. Overwhelming aroma of molasses, toffee, bread and malt. Taste is so sugary... molasses, toffee, malt. Thin to medium body. Watery mouthfeel. Way too heavy on molasses/toffee. Not drinkable at all, not complex and not balanced. I wasnít able to finish my glass.
hlkanga (204) - - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish amber colour with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, hay, mild burnt and roasted notes, mild licorice and mild coffee. Flavour of licorice, caramel and roasty malt. Alcohol is coming through a little bit. Medium to full bodied, oily mouthfeel, high carbonation and slightly burning and bitter licorice finish.
Beerheart65 (691) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma has herbs and caramel; hoppiness in the background. Dark red, almost black. Big frothy head is beige and medium long. Syryp, dark bread, herbs flavors which get better as this gets warmer. Herbs in finish also. Light to medium body with thin feel, low carbonation. I have a problem this.kinda beers. To me they always seem diluted. Maybe I should icebock this? Just kidding. Not my thing anyway.
BitchPls (259) - FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red and brown colour. Light aroma. Medium light brown head which does not last. Sweet and malty. Not very much hops. A decent dark lager.