Marstonlad (473) - 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.
gunnar (5684) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with VastActiv. Pours clear deep amber with a huge creamy white head. Aroma of deep fruity caramel. Taste is sweet fruity, caramel with a light burning dry alcohol bite at the finish. Too boozy for me.
Erasmus_ro (1484) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of TM, 27/11/14. Pours a golden orange with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is somewhat fruity, quite a bit of grain, pale malts. Taste is somewhat fruity, quite grainy, but not as heavily as German heller bocks. Some caramel and nuts, some general fruitiness. Not really bad. Fairly full.
MSBrindbergs (443) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Flaska från Alko, Finland.
Grumlig orangebrun vätska.
Luktar kraftigt av katrinplommon. Smakar detsamma men med viss bitterhet. Usch!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Douberd (2617) - 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 (4990) - 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 (1855) - 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 (3084) - 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 (4402) - 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 (8497) - 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 (1422) - 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.