Hermod (3956) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl bottle, Alko. Poured black with a frothy beige head. Aroma is rye and soury , taste is very malty, coffee, and quite sour. Didn´t really like this one.
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, Dark brown with a nice lightbrown head. Aroma; Dark fruits, with some sence of caramel and prune. Taste; Malt with some sence of prune again. A bit sour at the end.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from some Alko near the train station in Helsinki. Poured a black body tinged with red with a thick tan head that went away slowly. Sweet complex malty nose, soft, carrot, some dust. Light acidic vinuous taste fighting with some underlying roastiness, a bit creamy. Maybe some raisins. Nice in a way.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a very dark brown-red with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some berries, along with a slightly acid aroma. Taste is sour in a vinegary sort of way, which doesn’t blend very well with the roasted malts.
Rune (9067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Finn for a 330ml bottle of this one. The pour reveals a slowly fading, fawn-coloured head atop of a near-black body with a russet shade. Herbal malts to the nose added by some kind of roasted tartness. Ashy and oaky in flavour with notes of spiced malts and tart berries. Increasingly bitterness to a short lived ending. Rather thin in the mouth. Unusual and in danger of leaving an inharmonious impression (Tromsø, 16.04.2010).
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Almost black dark brown color. Roasty, very fruity and lemony aroma with burnt black currant, nuts and spicy wood. Dry tart, charcoaly, salty, fruity, woody and peppery flavor. Salty and charcoaly finish. Like a mix of stout and saison, tart belgian yeast and roasted malts are not completely in balance here.
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with small frothy light tan head.
Strange aroma has some malt but also soy and fish furnet in it.
Lots of spices, mild malt, mild bitter hops and salt in flavour. Quite interesting character but not necessarily that good.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Color is very dark, almost black. The aroma is rather sour with a metallic touch to it, also a bit of milk and roasted malts. Not really my kind of a brew.
mikkopen (915) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Deep dark brown colour, thin beige head. The aroma is roasted, slightly sour, with some chocolate and berries. The flavour is a bit odd, roasted and sour, with notes of berries and vinegar, and an ashy finish. Interesting, but not very pleasant.
liinis (1667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a bit sour. very light and flat. disappointment some nice spices. good name. disappoinment