wchesser (2042) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you.
kingstoni (2037) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Balanced aroma of floral hops, herbs, caramel and malt. Favour is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body.
Saeglopur (2007) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, bb 31/10/2018, from my EU Local Swap sender japppp, thanks!
Dark copper body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of vegetables, smoke, spices, cocoa, sour berries, tobacco.
Tastes of smoke, sour berries, cocoa, caramel, tobacco, some liquorice, spices, some hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes spicy, dry, smokey, subtly sweet, with cocoa, some liquorice, some fruits.
Nice one. I don’t like the nose too much, pretty strange. Taste is quite nice though, with an interesting smokey, fruity and malty mix. Interesting stuff, while not something I would drink too often.
Florya (1996) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, wood, dark berries, herbs. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.
tmrmwel (1973) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an airy head. Aroma is roasted malts and grain, with kandi, juniper and anise. Oily body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sourish malts with juniper, anise, burned wood and camphor, as well as woody notes of old tree roots. Disappointing.
bluejacket74 (1968) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that sticks around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like caramel malt, dark bread, herbs, and some dark fruit. The herbal and caramel flavors are strong in this brew. It also tastes like nuts, dark bread, and some dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s syrupy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it! $8.99 a bottle, I think it’s worth trying at that price.
Yorker (1955) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy brownish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are malt, nuts, alcohol, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dyp svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt og lakris. Smak av malt, lakris og anis. Vinmonopolet.
tfredvik (1884) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now and then I like to test my tasting capabilities, so I had this without knowing what kind of beer it is, a fun experiment! The body is very dark brown with a long-lived, light brown head leaving a good deal of lacing. The strong aroma initially feels mainly malty, with roasted notes and mild coffee, so at first I thought this is a porter, maybe a stout. After a short while more hops come creeping in, with fruits and berries, and soon it feels more like a malty BIPA. Then an exciting turn: I get lots of pine needles and juniper, and these notes just keep increasing. The flavours are strong with dominant hoppy notes and lots and lots of resin, pine needles and spicy juniper. It didn’t come as a surprise when I learned that the Arctic Circle is brewed with juniper twigs! The roasted malty notes and coffee are in the back. The taste is moderate sweet and the fairly long-lasting finish is quite heavy bitter. Medium body, oily texture with a dry finish, soft carbonation. A very interesting, complex and tasty beer.
[50 cl bottle, courtesy of my father]
VamboladeTolly (1876) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Color ;brown with nice head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste of dark berries, juniper,licorice. Medium bitter. Medium body. Nice beer.
I was ill when I trink it and I still like it.