rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 750 ml bottle. 4.7%. Finland.
Reddish dark brown colour with small tan head.
Caramel malt, grain and some sugar sweetness in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt and some sweetness. Not that interesting.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.75 l bottle from K-Länsiväylä, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown color. Sweet malty and worty aroma with toffee, raisins and nuts. Sweet worty flavor with licorice, nuts and raisins. Surprisingly sweet and full bodied for a 4.5 ABV.
Hermod (4783) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Poured dark brown with a light brown head, quickly disappeared. Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavour is similar, milk chocolate, roasted malt with a sweetness to it. Drinkable, decent brew.
BeerBaboon (1786) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with light brown head. Chocolate, roasted malts, licorice and pretty much the same with the with the flavour,. Soft carbonation. Very nice.
mile (3506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some dark bread with roasted malt. Body is medium, lightly sweetish flavor with roasted malt and chocolate, faint bitterness. Finish is average and malty, roasted malt and some chocolate. Decent bodied 4,7% dark ale without any of those horrible Xmas spices.
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a very dark brown colour with a beige, foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, brown sugar and hay. Flavour of chocolate, roasted malts, mild hoppiness and pine needles. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Dryish finish with some bitterness. Sweet brew for the winter season and for the Christmas table too.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby brown, creamy beige head. Nose is plain milk chocolate, silky, very sweet, not getting much else. Flavor has same chocolate, though a tad more artificial, little roast and milkiness, faint coarse bitterness. Nearly medium bodied, really smooth palate and thick palate for the ABV. I like this in all it’s simplicity, just a very easy chocolate brew.
Russo (1912) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2010 Thanks Matti, Fatphil and Anna to take me there. Dark one with a thin red, aroma is pure chocolate, amazing!!, flavor is the same, like a dark chocolate with 80% coccoa. Mouthfeel is dry but long with balanced bitterness and sweetness. Really nice.
SaintMatty (6052) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught (Teerenpeli, Helsinki) - Dark brown with a small head. Chocolatey aroma, reminiscent of a cup of warm hot chocolate. Rich and chocolatey taste with chocolate cake and a fair amount of sweetness. Drinkable, but it gets a bit sickly after a while.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught 0.3L at Teerenpeli Helsinki. Pale brown head. Mild malty nose. Dark reddish colour. Slightly sour malty taste. Some hints of syrop and chocolate in the nose. quite mild taste.