Marstonlad (418) - Helsinki, - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with a little white head. Aroma has plenty of fruitiness and also some malty notes, caramel, toffee, biscuit. Taste is light sweet, very strong and intense. Surprisingly hoppy aromatic fruitiness dominates with some malty notes adding depth. Long, bitter finish. Palate is medium to full bodied, sticky. Intense and rich taste - not bad at all but hoppiness is much stronger than in doppelbocks usually.
Douberd (2280) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Stadin Ultimator) Bottle 330 ml from Hermod, thanks! Into a small snifter, ABV 8%
Clear body, bright golden orange in colour, with a small off-white head, a bit thin, with average retention.
Aroma of grains, caramel, nuts.
Taste is also nutty and grainy, caramel, malts, light alcohol, some sugar.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
A bit too strong nutty flavour but other than that quite good.
jmgreenuk (4333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bryggeri, Helsinki. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is toffee caramel yeast. The flavour is moderate sweet, moderate bitter with a rich malt alcoholic bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
djoeye (1477) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off-white layer, clear golden-amber body.
Scents of floral caramel malts. Very sweet taste, berry peels, dessert-ish.
Candied on palate, well wrapped alco. Finishes as broken wood with wooden syrup, but nice enough.
[33cl br btl abv8% 18,6°P, b@Alko Kemi 26-5-2014, 5.09€, T@Rating w Finn & Rune]
VastActiv (2824) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 02062012. Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, caramel, sweetness and malts.
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske 0,5l. Spandert av Rune og delt med ham og djoeye på seanse i WC-veien 4 Jun 14. Aprikosfarget. Lavt luftig skum. Søt plommearoma. Smaken er søt frukt. Sukkertøy. Blir alt for søt.
Rune (8042) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle bought at the Alko store in Kemi. Fair beige head to a filmy layer. Amber coloured body, slightly hazy. Apricot and sweet malts on the nose, subdued vapour of alcohol. Bread and sweet apricot to the taste character, jam-like. Dry and sweet to the ending. Medium bodied. Way too sweet and rather heavy to drink (shared with djoeye and Finn, Tromsø 04.06.2014).
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. A bit hazy, quite dark for a light beer. Aroma of sweet yeast. Extremely sweet for a bock, and a bit boring finish.
freiksenet (93) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark amber color, a bit cloudy, head with bubbles going up. S: Some malt, floral hops. T: Malt sweetness, goes into bitterness, finishes alcohol. P: Very lagery light, sparkling carbonation. O: A very light tasting beer with very little telling it’s ABV. Nice.
Andy_ (683) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Clear orange beer with lots of white head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma has berries, caramelly sweetness, grassy hops and little alcohol. The aroma actually reminds me of Stadin American Barley Wine. Taste is malty, caramelly sweet, berryish, licoricy and bitter with some alcohol. With all that stuff it ends up tasting not as good as it should. Mouthfeel is fuller than medium with medium carbonation. Finish is medium long with some bitterness and some alcohol. Would be a really enjoyable beer without all that alcohol coming through.
gyllenbock (4620) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko, Arkadia, October 2013.
A bit hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma and taste of malt, hay, light hops, caramel and some alcohol. The body was medium and the the finish on the dry side. An ok one.