oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is rye, sweet fruits, ripe sweet berries and some alcohol and sweet malts. Flavour is toffee, caramel, rye, mild stinging alcohol along with some quite bitter notes in the finish.
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Kaisla, Helsinki. Hazy mahogany colour, no head. Deeply caramelly and vinous. Rye bread, figs and chocolate. Full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Mid sweet, rich and deep with low carbonation. Notes of cardboard and honey in a mildly warming finish.
HopfenWeisse (960) - - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from friend, thanks Kä!. Dark brown colour with minimal head. Aroma is malt, rye, sweet. Flavour is as as aroma with long aftertaste.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle from Tbone, thanks! Murky brown color. Rye bread, raisin and walnuts in the aroma. Vinous alcoholic flavor with dried fruit, raisin, plums and rye bread. Hint of tobacco. Nice brew.
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pous hazy reddish brown with a small head. Aroma raisins, plumes, rye. Slight hops. Strong sweet taste, like mämmi. Probably would greatly benefit from aging. Not Bad.
Hermod (3001) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Alko Arkadia. Bottle says 9%. (2010). Poured dark brown with a thin head, that quickly disappeared. Aroma has dark fruits like raisin along with rye and hint of alcohol. Flavor is dominated by rye and mämmi like notes. Low in co2. Smooth mouthfeel, quite sweet and sticky on the lips. Medium bodied. Not very complex, but goes well as a after dinner/late evening beer.
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours dark brown with a nice khaki head. Aroma: Malt, fruits and milk. Taste: Sweet, slight bitterness. Mämmi. Palate: Medium body, soft. Low carbonation. Not bad.
Erasmus_ro (1260) - Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, wooden brown, slightly red-tinged. Head is rather small and brownish of color. Aroma is a lot of dark fruits, dried dates and figs, portvineous, sweet, some liquorice, hints of alcohol. Taste begins with rye and then you are hit in the face with the sweetness. Dried, dark fruits, prune, sweet salty liquorice, dried date. Lots of prune at the finish. Prune and rye in the aftertaste. Tones of herbal hoppiness as well. Palate is smooth and oily, some carbonation there.
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
2010 Vintage, Batch #372, BBE 1.5.2012 - Pours dark brown with a tiny white head. Strong aroma of malts, metallic notes and some berries. Taste is quite sweet and malty with some notes of rye and berries. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter. Okay, but quite unbalanced barley wine.
Beerhammaren (989) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bagde #372. Pours dark ruby red with a low head. A bit hazy. Aroma is dark fruits and malts. Hint of alcohol, spices and Finnish rye bread. Well balanced flavor is sweet fruits, malts and some alcohol at the end. Plums. Nice palate!