mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4265-20120120] 1pt0.9floz bottle. Grainy heavily toasted malt aroma has just a hint of licorice bark. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted bread malt flavour has muted grains but a bold base. Medium-full body. Tasty, drinkable but not seeking pints. (6/3+/7/3/14) 3.3
(w/ jerc, JoeMcPhee, Radek Kliber)
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Mora2000.
Dark amber pour with a slight head. Aromas of spice, sugar, and caramel. Flavors of brown sugar and caramel malt.
Nisse666 (6651) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Draught at BAJT 2014-12-08 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, wee dried brittish fruits
AP: clear reddish amber,
F: dry, caramel, dried brittish fruits
New rating: 3,4 keep the higer rating
Bottle from Alko Åbo cons 2012-02-19 Göteborg
Ar: vinos, red grapes, brandy, marzipan
Ap: deep ruby colored body, 1 cm high thick wee bubbly dark beige head
F: red wine, bitter dry grape fruit, brandy fudgy, alcoholic - store it on some wiskey barrels for some years and it will be much better... Best in Finland? - Note, updated 2014 : NO!
Old; rating: 3,3
TEJA (2622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Alko, Kouvoula.
Thin brown head. Dark-red-amber color.
The aroma is fruity with black currants and violets and a litle rancid.
The taste is smooth malty with some burnt caramell.
suurjuust (3153) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, some hops and juniper notes. It all blends together very well and is a complex and pleasant harmony. Taste has a more pronounced bitterness, but that is balanced out by the slightly sticky sweetness. Juniper blends surprisingly well together with the hops. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Good stuff.
reebtogi (5929) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head that leave a thin lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and roasted malts with hints of hops. Taste is malty sweet with some roasted malt bitterness and a moderate hop bitterness with hints of dark fruit. Medium body and mild carbonation. This definitely satisfied my taste buds. Well done.
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: aromatic, approachable, cask like feel. Smooth character, hint of vanilla, cherry pit. Well presented.7+
Appearance: hazed amber , creamy beige top.
Palate / Taste: slight dark roast with herbal forest notes, bit metallic at places. Some sugars abound. Balancing soft alcohol. Good brew.
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-01-19. Brown body with a nice tan head. 3+ Modest aroma, dry dusty malt, interesting fruit character - juniper notes? Sweet toasty malt accents. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry malt light fruity juniper notes throughout, sort of a grainy undercurrent. 6+ Average bodied palate is surprisingly light for the abv. Okay, it doesn’t quite come together for me today, but it is decent.Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Deep ruddy pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite lovely. Rich fruity aroma with some plum and date. Has a bit of juniper and some spicy malt. A bit of pine and some lovely soft earthiness. Really spicy and quite lovely.
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Deep amber pour with a bit of soft fruity character. A little bit minty with some nice peppery character. There’s a soft sort of peppery character with a nice bit of light ethanol. Moderate bitterness and a little bit of light fruit. Some nice peppery notes. There is a touch of honey and some nice lingering hop flavour. I like it.
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nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy, copper amber with some wispy off white head. Nose is brown sugar, caramel, some prunes. Just sweetness upfront. Flavor is light chocolate, brown sugar, cake icing, a little orange, raisins, dates. Medium bodied, sweet finish.