rosenbergh (11760) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 06/Gen/15. Stone's, Helsinki, Finland.
Hazy reddish amber colour with no head.
Fruit cake, sweetness, malt and mild yeast in the aroma.
The flavour is hops, sweetness, moderate bitterness, desert and dark fruits. Not that impressive.
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330ml bottle (Stones, Helsinki)CH-303 (2344) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cakey spicy aroma, sweet. Honey later. Flat and orange. Watery palate, slick, flat. Some alcoholic vapours. Mashy grains, some corniness. Sweet,, flat and odd. A few spices can’t save a messy sweet beer.
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Clear and fizzy. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, spices, dark fruit.
Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit. Sweetness, slight bitterness. Nice and warming.
Info: 330ml bottle, 23/3-2014, BB: 31/12-2015 weark (859) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle from Au grain D’Orge / Dark amber color, beautiful creamy offwhite head, lasting, decent lacing / Caramalt, caramel, biscuit, spices, orange, ginger / Caramel, biscuit, pices, cinamon / Medium ull body, sweet, good carbonation, medium caramel finish / Good winter beer teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 30, 2013
33cl bottle. It pours a hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with spices and juniper. Taste is sweet and bold with juniper, cinnamon, caramel and burnt sugar. Full bodied with good carbonation. A tad overly-sweet to my likes.
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
A bit on the sweet side. This comes off more like a marzen with spices than a strong ale. That said, the 8.3 is well-integrated and not overpowering, odd, though, as it is a winter ale... Silvan7 (1264) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle @ AF 2013 Milano. Schiuma beige, fine poco persistente. Ambrato carico, con riflessi ramati. Profumo fruttato floreale (gelsomino), decisamente speziato (su tutto avverto la cannella), e zucchero di canna. Gusto dolce abboccato l’ingresso, abbastanza amara nel finale. Gusto di caramello e spezie, molto piacevole. Abbastanza corposa. equilibrata ed armonica. kingstoni (2149) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel and juniper. Sweet taste with some bitterness and sourness. A bit sticky feel.Zarkam (539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
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330ml bottle at William K. Kaari. Hazy dark amber colour, small mostly lasting frothy off-white head, good lacing. Decent toasty malt aroma of biscuit and chocolate balanced by sprucey hops with a hint of lime and hints of bitter, dough, ginger, fruit and cinnamon. Slightly sweet and acidic taste initially turning to a long moderately bitter and spicy finish with an acetic feel, full body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Very enjoyable Winter ale with character. Marstonlad (940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. A color of reddish brown with a little white head. Aroma of sweet, caramel maltiness, syrup, raisin, ripe fruitiness and spiciness. Taste is very sweet and spicy, raisin and plum are prominent. Hoppiness is fairly light; this does not really resemble other strong Americans I have had. Palate is medium bodied, a bit sticky. Nice, sweet flavours - the body could maybe be a bit fuller.