liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
delicious dark and heavyish nicely spiced, great mouthfeel. expected a lot less from this.
mrdasilva (120) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coppery clear color, small lasting head. Sweet, malty, pleasant aroma. Fresh, bread-like malty flavor. Good drinkability. Low on hops. Very nice smooth palate. Well done!
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours brilliant amber with almost no head. The aroma is bold yummy caramel blended with Concord grape jam sweetness. The taste has mild notes of sweet nearly grainy malts. That note gets crushed by sweet dark fruity esters and bold notes of caramel and sweet caramel flavored salt water taffee. Very nice but it adds up a bit too sweet after a few ounces are consumed.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber colored with little yellow head. Chocolate and licorice here in aroma with some berries, some Swedish flowery hops come up. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also similar with chocolate and berries, aftertaste dries slightly with fruits. Ok beer with smooth palate.
omhper (22308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear mahogany colour, minimal head. Aroma of molasses and coffee. Sweet and woody with clean mouthfeel and light body. Feels primitive with insufficient malt and low bitterness.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared by omhper. Pours out in a clear reddish brown colour with a small white foam. Malty sweet aroma of caramel, fudge and almond-paste, hints of cherries in the background. Medium-bodied with a malty sweet flavour of fudge, nuts and cardboard. Malty finish of nuts and toffee.
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear ruby-brown colour, almost no foam left; aroma of butter and caramel, sweet and poor malt body; some late tartness, slightly toasted; moderate and flat caramelish finish - very modest
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, small beige head. Nose is a bit sweet & malty, some burned notes. Flavor quite dull, some dark malts with little hop bitterness. Light bodied, watered palate. Fortunately this one doesn’t have that typical finnish metallic tinge. Dull but drinkable.
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tbone_, thanks! Dark brown color. Caramel and pear in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor, fairly low on carbon. Pear, hints of cinnamon and caramel. Very pleasant beer, maybe a bit thin and onedimensional, but an easy drinker with just enough character.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Bottled (thanks mabjork!). Rubyish amber colour, not much head. Aroma is malts along with mild roastiness and toffee. Flavour is sweet malty and slightly metallic notes. Watery and not too good. 4 3 4 2 8
Bottled (BBE, 06/09. thanks mabjork for a 6-pack). Rubyish amber colour with mediumsized beigeish brown colour. Aroma is is roasted malts, mild grass, some spices and a bit bready notes as well. Flavour is caramel malts, some roased notes as well as some tofee and spices as well. Very pleasantly balanced. This one has aged quite well from Xmas season 2008 until now. 6 4 7 3 13