Juusto (37) - - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5l bottle at home. Pours clear dark reddish brown, tiny head. Aroma is combination of pleasant smoke and light juniper (first bottle I tasted had much more juniper in it) Nice aftertaste and palate. If you like smoked beers, you cannot go wrong with this!
djoeye (1848) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark cola-ruby body, light tan layer, tight carpet lacing.
Aroma; tar, smoke, singed bacon. (Kataja = juniper, I guess brewmaster/prykmestar burnt the juniper/kataja to make smoke/savu)
Taste; tar, smoke, roasted malts. Finishes in smoked malts.
Feels soft, alco is well hidden in the smoke and tar. [50cl brown btl, abv9%, B@Alko (Muonio-Kilpishalli) 7.24€, BB 2.1.16, t@höme]
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour. Smoky roasted malt aroma. Taste is smoke, wood, chocolate, a nice beer
Martinus (3062) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Smoked aroma, bit herbal, roasted malts, caramel, tea. Woody flavour, smoke, lapsang souchong. Finish smoke, ash and tea. Nice!
(from 50cL bottle @ a weekly tasting, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
greenclansman (880) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color, nice smoked aromas...wood and herbs. Very nice taste. Roasted malt, balanced smokiness. Very nice beer.
8bithero (3) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice smokey aroma, woody, toast, roast. A good smoked beer overall. Would drink again
Kauge (357) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 16.05.2016 - love the old-school way of marking the date, I wonder how it’s done... Pours dark brown with deep chestnut hue. Head is small and creamy. Very exciting aroma of juicy smoked pork and some kind of dark (red wine?) sauce, quite sweet actually, with grainy and roasty malts coming through too. As a mild side note there’s the sweet and spicy juniper berry as if it’s an ingredient in roasty black bread. Taste equally very (caramelly) sweet with roasted malts, very much present smokiness, and a nice moderate bitterness to cover it all up a bit. Some pungent leathery notes too, or as someone has said earlier, lead pencil - I think that’s spot on. Body medium, carbonation tamed, palate quite dry with a nice but brief bitter and smoky finish. Not a hint of the 9% ABV. Overall a beautiful wintery dessert beer. Too bad there’s so little juniper here... Would love some of my favourite juniper bread to go with it - maybe to enhance the little I get from the beer... Should try the oiginal Savu version one day.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Dark amber-brown with a nice tan head. Nice aroma of roasted grains and smoked meat. Sweetish flavor, roasty and smoky, with some fresh barley malt grains, caramel and meat. Medium to full-bodied, quite rounded. Very nice.
SperkeleForce (613) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with small lacing head. Notes if smoked fish, wood, smoked, smoked ham.
Jultsu (215) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml pullo, parasta ennen 10-2015. Mustahkoa tervaa, nopeasti häipyvä pieni vaahto. Aromissa savua, makeutta, väljähtäneisyyttä, tervaa? Hapoton, liukas, makean alkoholipoltteinen suutuntuma. Lievän laimea jälkimaku. Muistelen tämän olleen maukkaampaa 2-3 vuotta sitten.
Zro (3) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.5l. Smells smoky pine forrest and sauna. Tastes tart, smoke and musty pine forrest. Low long lasting head. Palatessa thick, oily.