FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Bambalyne, Vilnius)
Super sweet super-ripe bananaey spicy, minty and clovey, sweet aroma. Like a banana caramel desert with a splash of underberg over it. Super smooth palate, soft carbonation, really lush in the mouth. Retronasals full of overripe banana. That level of ripeness normaly makes me gag, but this is lovely. Rich redy brown, small tight beige head. Lovely mellow sweet palate, spices prominant, but not dominating, a sweet dark roast backs them up , some caramel too. Finish has a lovely gentle tingle of bitter hops, which are a little papery, but quite whole. Super drinkable - asks to be sessioned.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 330ml (Maxima, Vilnius, BB 11/2011)
Dark nut brown-ruby color, quicky vanishing off-white head. Aroma of sweet bun, caramel and berries. Medium-bodied, but thin palate. Clove spicey flavor, caramelly too with unclean diacetylic notes. Not very good spicey beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is super fresh, quite herbal (bit of juniper? forest/tree bark, other spices including pepper). The taste though is mostly cola-ish and caramel, with too much sweetness. I wanted more spice. Fine, but not what I was hoping for, which was more assertiveness. Lovely aroma. Good conditioning.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Deep red body with light carbonation. Spicy herbal cardamom aroma with gingery raisiny notes. Slick soft mouthfeel is slightly hot. Light body. Dryish mealy gingery chocolatey aftertaste with papery notes. Very nice. Delicate, unusual, and highly drinkable. (0.33l bottle, Bamb Alyne, Vilnius.)
SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml Bottle - Brown in colour. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of raisins and caramel. Malty taste with raisins, caramel and a hint of spice.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy dark brown body. Ginger anis powerful aroma. Creamy smooth and a bit thin ginger anis herbal flavor with low carbonation and a short aftertaste.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella. Clear dark red-brown colour. Quite spiced anise sweet aroma. Fair mouthfeel. Sweet spiced cardemomme anise flavour with caramel and dark malts. Mild bitterness. Herby spiced finish.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear amber, small head.
aroma is very spicy, clove, anise, loads of spicse but balanced reg. one spice against another.
flavor is kinda bitter, and boring. mix of spices provide the bitterness.
Plovmand (6126) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber body with a medium off white head. The aroma is highly spicy. Ginger, anise, caramel and a mix of undefinable spices. Too much for me. The flavour is ginger, light anise, cardemom and caramel.
omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Snekutis, Vilnius. Almost clear nut brown, rich head. Minty nutmeg aroma. Sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Highly aromatic and carefully roasty. the minty herbs goes perfect with the light roasty malt. Low bitterness. A very interesting spice beer!