FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Villi Waino, Helsinki) (6:4:6+:3+:13+=3.2+++)
Gentle roasty aroma, just a tiny hint of cinnamon. Body light, crisp carbonation. Baked apple, even some raisins. Cinnamon is well balanced, and not a gimmick. Vanilla is nice and mellow. Each sip made me like it more, rating crept up several times.
VastActiv (2050) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Villi Wäinö, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Burntness, spices and roasted malts.
jookos (1462) - FINLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@vw. Black. Sweet spicy nose. Can’t really say cinnamon, but vanilla definitely. Sweet black berries.. Smells almost like a berry drink.. cranberry kahlua or smthng. Soft body, easy to drink. Roasty red berry finish. I didn’t get much of the cinnamon tho..
Beerhammaren (862) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l on tap @ Revolution pub
Pours dark brownish red with medium head. Aroma is spices, dark malts, vanilla notes and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, alcohol, spices, vanilla. A bit stingy palate.
BeerBaboon (1453) - FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a little bit of light beige head. Aroma is cinnamon and a bit roasted. Flavour is spicy, cinnamon and again a bit roasted. A fun beer.
mjs (4202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Keg at Villi Wäinö, 20131229) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had malts, chocolate and cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy and mildly bitter. The taste was too filled with the additional flavours. Otherwise nicely drinkable brew.
tiong (2959) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Villi Wäinö
Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of spices, vanilla, roasted malts and hints of syrup. Taste is smooth, sweet and spicy with notes of vanilla, roasted malts and syrup. FInish is sweetish and spicy with notes of vanilla. Okay, quite sweet and spicy ale.
Kavu (1903) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l on tap @ Black Door. Pours dark red with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts with some spices. Flavor is roasted malts, some spices and hops. Decent.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @Black Door
Deep ruby color, small beige head Light berryish nose. Light to medium-boided. Simple red currant berryish flavor, some alcohol, light spicey note. Simple and boring.
laiti (4801) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Black Door
Aroma is quite nothing (served too cold?). Perhaps hints of raspberries and roastiness. Flavour has some roasted notes and brown sugar. Some cocoa, herbs and salty licorice in the dry finish. Foamy and sticky palate. Very easy-going but then again way too straightforward. Starts to get stronger aromas when it warms up though. The cinnamon might be present (herbs?) but no signs of vanilla for me.