hens (535) - Tallinn, Estonia, - DEC 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5L bottle. Aroma is weak. Gentle bread. Taste is very weak also. First sip was ok, but following was tasteless. Waterly oil color drink. Finish is little bready caramel. Like a lite beer.
Moebbels (340) - FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark mahogany body that you still can see through. The light brown head settles down to a thin even layer. Nose has coffee, chokolate and rosted malts. Taste starts off sweetly and ends in a smooth, dry and roasty finish. Carbonation and mouthfeel ar just above medium. Overall a decent brew, a little simple but quite drinkable.
MadRobin (1994) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Poured from 500 ml bottle in PĂĽhajĂ¤rve, Estonia.
Clear, dark cola brown with a small khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of brown sugar, sweet malt, caramel, raisins and lingonberries.
Taste of sweet rum, raisins, sweet cherry, caramel, lingonberries, brown sugar, nuts and a bit of earthy hops.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
This is a sweet dunkel--as are most Estonian tumes. But the fruitiness and mild hop finish add a nice complexity. It’s still a bit sweet for my taste, but it’s interesting and certainly a welcome change. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
visionthing (2794) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja. Pours clear copper with a minimal white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with notes of dark fruits. Reminds me a bit of kvass. Quite sweet and malty with a light bitterness in the finish. A bit watery and quite boring, but drinkable enough. (2013-11-10)
Brandman (2098) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear copper body, white head. Sweet malt. Raisins. Bready acid nutty. Some butter. Bit alcohol.
ectuohy27 (603) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decently complex for an Estonian semi-macro brew, it would benefit from more roasted as opposed to fully-burnt rusted malt notes--it comes across as an overly malty lager instead of a balanced dark beer
Senka (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottler. 2.6 only because it is usually a decent brew and taste similarly from batch to batch. I would not categories it is as dunkel, it is more of a dark lager instead. Soma caramle and roasted malt in the aroma, quite hoppy, not exactly creamy texture, average carbonation and caramel finish. Good brew by Viru Őlu. Worth a try when you are in Estonia.
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5l bottle from Estonia. Pours dark red with a medium head. Aroma is malts and dirt. Flavor is malts, nuts, yeast and dirt. Watery. Drinkable though.
Beerhammaren (1099) - FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5l bottle from Estonia
Pours dark red with low head. Aroma is dirt, malts, bun yeast. Favor is mostly same.
jookos (2314) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. dark brown, clear. a very bready dark lager, reminds me of the excellent estonian dark bread. lightish body, well hidden alc, but weak flavours. overall character more grainy than the usual syrupy these have.