Brewed by Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Haljala, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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GB Wild Dark is a dark special brew, with added herb extracts. Herb taste is moderately balanced and is sensible in the spicy aftertaste.GB Wild Dark has been elected to be the Best Christmas Beer in 2012 in Tallinn’s Food Fest.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thirstyrabbit (1362) - Tallinn, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown body with a fast collapsing foamy head. Typical Viru aroma with iron and sugar. I think I’m getting tired of that. Sweet malty and herbal taste with little to no roastiness. Weak hoppiness in the finish. Terribly unbalanced - this kind of sweetness would perhaps work in a considerably stronger brew. This feels rushed and unfinished. I expected the GB series to improve but it actually goes downhill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oppear (92) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2015
Ok sweetness on the nose and overall nice darker beer, perhaps for christmas beer and happy holidays as almost rootbeer-ish, licorice, raisins and so-on. It is fine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
lusikka (6968) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
500 ml bottle. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts, salt, sweat and mild bread. Flavour of cough medicine, some herbs, unclean yeastiness, repulsive sweetness, bread and salty licorice. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rosenbergh (8314) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
500 ml bottle. BB 09/12/2014. (Maksimarket) Laagri, Estonia.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny white head. Spices and sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is spices, cough drops, sweetness, Coke and some malt mixed together. Very bad beer. Watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olio (7365) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
50 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours dark copper color with a a small off-white head. Lots of dark berries on the nose, earthy, malty and sugary. Sweet sugary and malty flavor, some faint berry notes as well as some anise. Disturbingly sweet and messy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Moebbels (436) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown body with a little tan head. Nose has herbal notes along with some chokolate and juniper. Taste is sweet with a mildly bitter finish. Carbonation is very soft and the mouthfeel is pretty thin. This is pretty bad, overly sweet and artificial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lambister (288) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Large bottle, thanks to K0mpsa. Nose has some roasted coffee and chocolate with hints spices. Medium malty body,cinnamon and chocolate. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zarkam (529) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Tallinn. Dark reddish brown colour, small off-white frothy mostly vanishing head, hardly any lacing. Moderately malty toasty aroma of dark bread and molasses with a hint of chocolate, light herbal hops and some spicyness thrown in. Taste is initially moderately to heavily sweet and slightly acidic, turning into a short sweet finish with a marginal hint of bitterness. Full body, creamy to syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Some interesting aromas but just way too sweet for my liking and felt too much like drinking syrup.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (3425) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
50cl bottle at Ristiisa Pubi, Tartu. Pours Coca-Cola coloured with a minimal head. Bready and malty aroma with hints of spices. Sweet and kvass-like with a very mild bitterness. A bit too sweet and too boring, but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 500ml Dark brown color, tiny vanishing off-white head. Cellary and metallic aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweet, metal, toffee, some odd herbal notes. Quite a disaster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1641) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from tallinn. Aroma is little roasty and spicy. Medium roasty malty body, many spices, cinnamon. Interesting.

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