Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate. The flavour is sweet and roasted malt with some chocolate.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle 750ml 5,69€ from Cm Sello EXP 01/2009 dark brown lasting beige head lacing Taste: chocolate dark malts so butterish I wonder is it ok bottle at all. bit metallic too. Maybe I have to re-rate this soon
mrdasilva (120) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red semi-dark color, big good brownish head. Sweet, chocolaty, cocoa-like aroma. Dull but ok. Soft, chocolaty, calm flavor. Some ugly metal. Too low on hops. Very boring and all about cocoa.
mjs (6530) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at the brewpub, Lahti, on 2008-10-25) Dark brown. Medium sized quickly disappearing white head. Light malty nose. Quite full bodied and still watery palate with lots of carbonation. Roastedness, some chocolate and bitterness in taste. Chcolate and bitterness in aftertaste.
Tranquillity (1876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Dark ruby-red brown, excellent mocca-beige head. Ok, malty aroma. Taste dry, chocolate & nuts. Medium finish.
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Very dark ruby red colour with mediumsized beige creamyish foamy head. Aroma is sweet malts with some mild notes of licorace and caramel. Flavour is sweet red berries along with plum, raisins and some mild spicyness.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black colored, little lasting beige head. Strong berries in aroma, one could say traditional Teerenpeli aroma. Sweetness and caramel also slightly there. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet and berry with plums and slight hops. Aftertaste dries, but only mildly. Again, basic and easy to drink Teerenpeli brew.
FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 Rating is an average of 2 years.
Keg (Teerenpeli, Helsinki) 2008
Dark red, thin tight light beige head. Served cold, but slightly creamy aroma, a little sour, also fresh hoppy aroma. Rich burnt malt taste initially, also hoppy, but fades to a mellower roasty malt. The finish returns to the burnt bitterness. Tasty. (5-4-7-4-13=3.3)
Rerate: 2009 (6-4-5-3-10=2.8)
Very dark red. Massive chocolatey aroma. Cold, and with sharp carbonation. Cocoa powder taste, kinda-lacking beer. Finish again cocoa. A gimmick and a caricature. Had again a few weeks later - wasn’t so bad.
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby color, creamy mocha head. Nicely toasted nose with some sweetness and licorice. Crisp carbonation, served too cold also. Very clean palate (opposite what Seppo wrote) - in the meaning that this is not "craft beer -like", not "microbrewish". Light toasted breadyness and some caramel flavors which are quickly fading away. Some hops in the aftertaste. This is not bad but brewed too much "for the masses". Typical middle-on-the-road Teerenpeli-stuff.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught@Teerenpeli, Helsinki) Dark, clear, reddish cola-brown with a small, beige, partly lasting head. Aroma of somewhat burned-roasty, sourish malt, and faint licorice hints. Moderately roasted-malty flavor with a sour-salty, lightly licoricey finish. Medium-bodied, lightly ashy and dryish palate with quite low carbonation. Could not find the hops they say are put into this. A typical Teerenpeli brew: easy and characterless, yet somewhat unclean.