progressive (74) - Vantaa, - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Roasted caramel", toast, cereal, very strong, almost like soy sauce and rum raisins, banana too. That’s quite much it, it’s just so strong aroma. Taste is perhaps little too liqueurish, sweet and a bit sour too... some bitterness too. But they are nothing compared to the strong aroma, which isn’t nothing "special", it’s just a good "average" sweet malt. But it reminds me of Vana Tallinn liqueur and sweet and roasted rum.
But it is so strong aroma and sweetness, that it is rather difficult to drink it.
Oakrock (105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foamy, strong and very sweet. Propably added melasses or other cheap sweetener, but still it’s A great beer. Roasty - on the other hand home made "kvas", on the other hand close to quality sweet chezh dark. Great job Saku. And yes, you feel afterwards you have drunk something. (Must have over 6,7%. I bet for 9-10%. :)
ramboraffe (396) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Brown with off white head. Smell is malty and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with malt and roasted malt and coffee and chocolate.
wiosna (94) - - JUL 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5 pullo@ Saku Areena. Kirkas tumman punertavan ruskea. Tuoksu mitään sanomaton. Maussa päälle iskee rauta, muutoin maistuu alkoholi & vieno paahteisuus.
MarkoNm (480) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber color, topped with average tan colored head.
Sweet malty aroma is easily picked up. There are also some fruit notes present.
The taste is malty and sweet, some caramel added in the end. Small bitterness.
OK, but nothing special.
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought back by Jill from Estonia. Thanks! Ruby ale with a tan head. Quite a sweet beer with notes of fruit, toffee and pear drop. Quite nice.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Brown pour. Overly sweet and malty sugar aroma. Flavor is very sweet and malty as well. Too sweet really. I think that if it wasn’t as sweet it’d be better.
OPIE788 (320) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Super sweet malty aroma. A bit too sweet for me. Malt and caramel in big amounts were overwhelming. I just couldn’t get past the sweetness.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pours with a dark amber body that supports a forty second light mocha colored head. The aroma offers up brown sugar, caramel and then other burnt sugars mixed with prunes and date fruitiness. The taste is sweet with brown sugar, molasses and caramel malts mixed with sweet prunes and date fruitiness. Sweet tasting brew.
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tight smooth 2-finger tan head with yellowish tones. Deep ruby clear body. Beautiful.
Roasted sweet malts to the nose, hints of berries and apples.
Roasted caramel malts to the tongue, dark syrup, some bitter, some yeast, some fermented prunes.
Tasty well bodied to palate, normal carbonation for the style.
Fruity finish with dominating malts, and still some fruits.
Very fruity caramellish for a bock to be, but may suit same occasions.
Brown 50cl btl abv6.7% b@Kilpishalli (Alko Muonio 3,47€).
Cousin_Larry (310) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got it for $2.50 so I had low expectations. It easily exceeded them - the burnt sugar flavor works. The Aftertaste isn’t great though.