laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 23.05.2010
Aroma is rather boozy with ripe fruits, strong malty notes and some raisins. Flavour has rather stinging booze, lots of sweetish malt, some fruits and hints of raisins. Way too boozy.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2008. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, biscuits, oxidized notes, alcohol and caramel. Flavor is sweet and warming alcohol, cheese, biscuits and caramel.Full body, soft carbonation.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is way too sweet for me. Happy I got to try it because its obviously a well constructed beer and the flavors I find distasteful are intentional. Still, every style isnít for everyone.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink on Christmas. The beer had a clear amber-straw color with a small, foamy white head that had short retention, and small-to-average lacing and cling. It had a heavy malt aroma with notes of sugar and molasses, but also an earthy-grainy hops blend and light traces of fruit. It was a very sweet and malty beer with notes of sugar and candy, and lighter touches of grain and yeast. Its body was creamy and fairly most and wet, with low carbonation and life, and a drying alcohol finish.
ARMed (571) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow. This is an strong as it gets. A extremely aggressive brew that is so overpowering that it is undrinkable. Too alcoholic and much too aggressive .
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thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This flippy top bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated light brown colored body. The aroma was vinous red apple and dough. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a burning vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of wood resinous vinous and alcohol. A wonderful best in class brew. For what it is, itís very interesting. Definitely a strong biting vinous brew. If it was aged a few more years, maybe 4, it would mellow immensely and benefit from it.
maley1 (552) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden pour with a few yellowish bubbles for a head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee and apricot. Taste of syrupy malts, caramel, apricot, and a hint of green apple hiding behind all the sweetness. Medium carbonation and a heavy creamy mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - 2007 vintage, at Kaisla, 20121229) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, raisin, molasses and dried plum. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, raisin, alcohol, sweetness and low bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy and bitter. A very promising aroma but the flavour was too close to the one of a boozy East-European lager.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with no head. Smell is caramel and alcohol. Taste is caramel, oranges, barley sugar, alcohol. Finish is alcohol, maybe some hops? Strong body, oily mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. Definitely unbalanced - way too boozy.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with a pinkish hue and creamy white head. Aroma is quite sweet almost like a non resinous barleywine, and malty. Flavor is very sweet and quite smooth for such a high ABV. The sweetness is almost like that of a dessert wine and there is almost no heat at all throughout, just when breathing out.