Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75l bottle from a friend. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, oak and whisky. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, caramel, oaks and some hops.
Beerhammaren (998) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
.75l bottle @ VIhreä Haltiatar. I had under 1 dl. TNX Mikko.
Amber colour with quick vanishing heag. Aroma is alcohol, fuits nuts, caramel notes, and some oak?. Flavor is alcohol, yeast, fruits, syruon caramel and wood notes....
larsga (6146) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep dark brown body. Earthy
caramel and toffee aroma with spicy linoleum notes. Sweet-dryish
earthy caramelly taste with spicy toffee and marzipan notes.
Full-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish caramelly soy
sauce and toffee aftertaste with chocolate, wax, and earth notes.
Nice, drinkable, smooth. Perhaps a bit dense and sweet. Could
use some more bitterness. (0.75l bottle, from Kihoskh,
Copenhagen. 2011 vintage.)
Unde (338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour with delicate head which sadly dissolves quickly. Aroma has nuts, toffee, chocolate and some wooden notes. Taste is sweet with chocolate, toffee and dark wooden flavors and syrup. Full body with quite low carbonation. For a price tag of +40 € this beer doesn’t stand its ground.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Amstein - bright amber-red beer with a little foam left; aroma of nuts, spicy hops and notes of red fruits marmalade; some malt sweetness, full-bodied and decently bitter; light umami; very long spicy finish with more nutty and fruity tones
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF, 1001st rating from England.
Clear copper-nut brown color, small white head. Nutty with some caramel. Medium bodied. Sweetish, nutty maltyness with some fruity hops. Kind of licorice. Pleasant palate. Good but not for this price (42 euros).
Lowenbrau (1890) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @Cimmeria. Nice liquor, nuts, raisins, caramel aromas. Pours copper, with off-white head, persistent, some lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is malty, liquor, caramel. Balanced, smooth and enjoyable.
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown body, white head. Aroma has butter, diacetyl, nuts some woody malt and mixed dried fruits. Flavour is bit flat and sweet. Quite poor one.
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. 2011. Thanks to Jukka. HHOK XV.
Clear copper colour with a small off-white head.
Lagery aroma with malt, bread, nuts, woody dryness and mild buttery sweetness. Mild bitterness, alcohol and woody dryness in the flavour. Lagery. Not very good. Quite regular strong English Ale with a ridiculous price tag.
ruigo (1037) - PORTUGAL - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Auchan (Luxembourg). Brownish / amber / dark orange colour with almost no head. Notes of bread, yeast and sweet citrus. Low to medium carbonation. Start sweet, maybe too sweet for me, and ends light bitter. Lacks complexity and the price might meet the quality of the production but doesn’t match the quality of the beer.