kingstoni (1167) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Clear dark reddish brown color. Minimal head with some lacing. Slightly sugary aroma with coffee and grass. Taste is much weaker than aroma. Watery. Thin body.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml can (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Smells like a pale lager. Looks pretty OK in colour, a nice dark red, but there’s very little head which is a shame, as dark beers need a bit of a head to look good, otherwise they look like fruit juice or suchlike. Taste pretty bland, like a pale lager again. Just a subtle nod towards some richer roasted grains, at the back of the tongue as you swallow. Finish leaves me with pretty much nothing. Basically a clean pale lager with a touch of roast, and a dark colour. Next!
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Deep amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel. Flavour is a bit sweet, toasted, caramel malt. Light bodied.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can, beer gift from Finn. Diminishing, off-white head over a clear, dark brown body. Vague smell of dark malts. Momentary taste of diluted, half-sour, dark malts. Lively carbonated. Little to write home about. About drinkable (Tromsø, 26.02.2012).
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Boks 0,5l kjøpt på Kilpishalli. Dyp rødbrun med et svakt farget skum som fester seg litt til glasset og varer en stund. Nesten fraværende aroma. Antydning av søt malt & karamell. Vassen smak. En aner litt malt. Tørr røstet ettersmak.
Dermi (560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 50 cl, canned. Pours clear red with a beige head. Aroma: Malt, mild hopping. Hints of roasted aromas, lingonberry. Taste: Sweetish, mild bitterness. Acidic tone. Roasted aromas, coffee, smoke. Palate: Light body. Thin, watery. Quite poor.
hlkanga (204) - - FEB 11, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can 500 ml. Nothing really special about this. Basic bulk beer. Colour is nice dark brown with white head. Aroma is weak and slightly metallic. Maybe some caramel or ash, can´t really make much out of it. Flavour is watery and has a slight taste of rye-bread. I´m glad the finish is short. Light body and easy to drink. That´s about that.
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
very mild and watery in other words bulky. Goes better with food than enjoying it as it is.
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and bread. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and sharp metal. Watery dark lager with some caramel - no good.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 500ml (K-Isolinna, BB 12/2012)
Dark brown color, small beige head. Light sweetish-caramel aroma. LIght body and palate. Light dark bread flavor. Slightly ashy. Very empty and useless beer. This is "nothing".