FatPhil (12725) - Tallinn, - NOV 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (S Market, Helsinki)
Dusty dry ashy aroma on one side, but clear cranberry too. Looks good - very dark, and with a persistent doughy beige head. Taste a bit too cranberry influenced, it’s basically a sweet weak stout behind that. Veers to the dry side like the aroma indicated. Watery to milky feel in the mouth, OK carbonation. A touch ashy and a metallic finish, not getting hops at all. Could have been worse.
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.33l from local market, Espoo. Originally rated 06092011. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, tartness, huckleberries and some roasted malts. Very artificial.
tlind2 (1506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black color, creamy tan head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Fairly light flavor with a hint of roasted malt and fruit. Slightly sour finish, reminiscent of a fruit lambic. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Interesting: not your typical stout.
hlkanga (204) - - OCT 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ Beer Hunters. Pours opaque black with minimal lacing tan head. Aroma of strong lingonberry, blueberry and very mild roastyness. Taste of lingonberry and malt. Light to medium bodied, watery mouthfeel and high carbonation. Lingonberry cider-like finish with a hint of coffee. Not hopeless but too much like a cider for my taste.
TEJA (2048) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at omhper, thanks.
Medium brown color and fluffy head. Huge cherrie aroma. No body and way to sweet.
Beerheart65 (1297) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Puolukka = Huckleberry. Not surprisingly aroma has lots of huckleberry and bit of malt. Clear black coffee colour. Thin beige head medium long. Taste has crisp huckleberry sourness. Malting in the background. Light body and texture, crisp carbonation, sour finish. Taste and palate is lively from sweet to sour to crisp. I gound huckleberry to be an interesting choice because it’s lively flavor. Points mostly from that and aroma. This would be interesting with traditional finnish black sausage.
Miksu (5038) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle. Very dark reddish brown color. Aromas and flavors of lingonberry and dark bread crust. Dryish with light body. Fairly bland and a bit watery taste. Not a bad beer when something easy and refreshing is needed.
HopfenWeisse (1434) - - APR 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep dark brown colour with small brownish head. Aroma and flavour is lingonberry, watery. Better than expected.
adamnase (331) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330cl bottle from k-market kronoby, Very dark color and nice semi-big beige head. Taste of lingonberry as it should, not to much and not too little, good amount of lingonberry essence. metallic finish, not hoppy. and ok beer, better than i expected
Rune (10510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle, by courtesy of Finn. Dense, tan-coloured head with some retention, fragile lacing to the glass. Near-black body. Sweet mix of lingonberries and cloudberries to the nose. Sugar sweet taste of berries added by earthy malts. Rather diluted palate. Possible to drink, however, little that reminds me of a stout (Tromsø, 21.01.2012).
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Kilpishalli. Helt svart med mye luftbobler på glasset. Høyt, litt farget luftig skum som fester seg til glasset. Behagelig aroma av tyttebær. Myk munnfølelse. Samme bærpreget går igjen i smaken, men det blir ikke noe særlig mer. Litt kjedelig. Interessant eksperiment men dette er ikke helt vellykket. Kanskje mer alkohol ville hjulpet? KI=2