sudomorph (1167) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/caramel with a ring of bubbles for a head. Aroma has warm notes of rye, caramel, and a woody/vanilla. Taste is balanced. Caramel, slight fruit, and an odd woody/spice. Guess that?s the juniper. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Overall interesting and well done but not my thing. The juniper is an odd flavour. Beer5000 (6492) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
500 ml bottle. Unclear dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma has caramel malt, spicy yeast, brown sugar and dry fruit. Flavor has sweet malt, caramel, juniper, yeast and nice bitterness. Fine balanced body and OK aftertaste. Slightly unusual but nice indeed. kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks troubles. Hazy dark brown with a beige ring. Nutty aroma with some speculoos and black pepper, spicy, speculoos, a little sweet and alcoholic taste. Medium body, sweetish finish. wlajwl (6814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Aroma is proprietary yeast and dry malts. The flavor is malts, yeast, mild scotch/peat, a hint of chocolate and a mix of berry sweetness and dry in the finish. mmmbeer (1425) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 1 pt. .9 oz bottle (from Liquid Solutions) served in shaker- poured a non transparent black when held to a light source with shades of dark brown, no carbonation, aroma of malt, 24hr pot coffee aroma (trust me, there is a difference), and bones. Hits the mouth with a very high medium body, the malt is just too overpowering, omg, OMG.... (shakes his head and says, "I GOT THIS"). Malt is on the high end when the soul of the brew comes out to play, hard in the middle, but still puts up a fight, finish lingers badly, and in the bad way, slapnuts. No heady words here, just that it could have been better. I picture me in a long forgotten rest way cabin, and I dreampt (sp? )I found this brew. Yeah, dream. Dream what could have been too little, too late for late for me...
vyvvy (6481) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Pours reddish bronze with a sudsy tan head. The aroma has creamy toasted malt, light doughiness and a slick woodiness. Medium slick body with light carbonation. The flavor begins with dry caramel with some woodiness, dry spiciness and some oxidation that doesn’t really detract too much and fits in okay. The finish has a dry pininess (not hops) and toasted malt with an odd flavor that is probably the juniper twigs. An interesting beer that’s worth giving a shot. crackedmachine (481) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours a dark but not opaque red-brown with a fizzy head. The aroma is of sweet malt, and the flavor follows suit. Sweet and slightly bitter. The juniper twigs appeared to contribute some bitterness, but not much else. Nice, but not sufficiently different from some other malty, strong European ales to merit the very high price. Listening to some Finnish metal or sitting in a snowy forest would enhance my enjoyment of this. Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
Slightly hazy light brown. Not much head. Slightly chewy, chocolatey aroma with phenolic nuances. Chocolatey, with some strong rye notes. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a large off-white to tan head over a hazy bronze body. Aromas of molasses, cola, brown sugar, earth, leather, toffee, juniper, and wood. Very malty and earthy. Flavors of earth, dirt, smoke, bacon, wood, juniper, and tobacco. Light cedar and vegital qualities. Creamy bubbles. Odd beer. mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate and very spicy and herbal aroma with juniper, some sweetness. Body is medium, malty and dryish, herbal spiciness with juniper. Finish is average, malty, juniper with soapy hoppyness. Juniper just does not work with this hoppyness – it gets too overwhelming.