rostetti (129) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko. Pours dark with small head. Aroma is woody, smoked, smoked meat and sausage. Taste is smoked meat and sausage, some juniper wood and sweet too. Not a beer for me unfortunately, but it is not a bad beer at all.
MartR (282) - Aespa, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks dark amber with a thick creamy head. Nice intense smoked malts on the nose. Tasting adds sweet malts and caramel to the overall smokiness. What a nice balance between the caramel sweetness and smoky goodness. Strong beer, though 9% barely detectable. I’m guessing the spiciness comes from the juniper because I can’t really get the taste. Overall very versatile and flavorful. Great taste experience.
larsga (7222) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Hazy deep dark red body. Smoky earthy aroma with
rye crisp bread notes. Sweetish smoky earthy juniper taste with mealy
toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly flat, soft mouthfeel.
Sweetish earthy smoky lingonberry aftertaste with mealy juniper notes.
Vaguely reminiscent of stjørdalsøl, but lacks the immense depth of the
home-made malts. (0.5l bottle, from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)
Henkk4 (28) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark brown with beige head. Aroma is strong smoke, licorice, and woody. Medium to full body with light sweetness, oily texture and soft carbonation. Finishes somewhat bitter. This was my first of this style and it’s actually surprisingly good.
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Люблю копчёнк& и эта просто потряса& Баланси& на тонкой грани сладост& и горечи, но коптит по-чёрно
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Alko. Hazy brown with tanned head. Smoked bacon, bbq, smoked sausage and meat. A lot like smoked fish traditionally smoked with juniper wood. Semi sweet with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Nice!
agent_persik (663) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown reddish colour, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, spice, bacon, smoke. Sweet taste with lightly bitter finish and bitter-sweet aftertaste. Medium body and average carbocation. Nice beer, very enjoyable.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahalo rosenbergh for this treat from Finland! Reminds me of a rare steak just off the BBQ grill. Plenty of smoke and a bit of spicy brown mustard, maple smoked bacon, very foodie! Dark brown, opaque with a small beige head. Sweet smoke flavor, a bit of residual stickiness, slick feel with very small bubbles in the carbonation that seem to linger on the tongue like tiny smokey pop rocks. Now that I think about it, this would be a great marinade for steak! Has a lingering bitter aftertaste. The 9% is very well hidden under the layers of flavor.
MonsterMagnet (1079) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from euro local swap 3/2015, cheers VastActiv! Pours brown with a beige head. Smoke, beechwood, juniper berries, caramel, bacon, dark fruit, molasses, elderberries, liquorice. Creamy, sweet, medium body, above average carbonation, fairly dry finish. Initially the smoke seems to dominate, but it really opens up in the finish.
belgis (398) - - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark malts, caramel in aroma. Also smoke. Smoke takes over juniper. Feels light in taste. Very drinkable and mild.