laiti (8469) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012 begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - NOV 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Light brown head, diminishes fast. Dark red color. Very sweet aroma with banana, toffee, hint of chalk. Watery palate. Flavor doesn’t follow with the sweetness. Slightly sour, chalkiness, some apple. Bland. Unbalanced.
33 cl bottle @ Nurmo. Rated on 25.12.2010mjs (7357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2011
Aroma has some roastiness and bready malt. Flavour has some herbs, bready malt, chocolate and hints of metal. This tries to be something christmasy as well as easy‐going for the masses. And fails at both.
(Draught at Stones, 20111214) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, liquorice and metallicness. Palate was medium bodied and a bit sticky with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, roasted malts, metallicness and bitterness. Afteraste was malty and bitter. Eventually left unpleasant aftertaste. olio (10272) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
<Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.ration (2238) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Originally rated on 20101104.
Pours murky dark red colour with small head. Aroma of light berries, vegetables, ripe fruits and spices. Flavour of ripe and dried fruits, spices, light caramel malts, distant sugar candy and grain. Decent.
Tap. Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma grass, some hops, little spices. Light palate. Pretty but disappointing. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2011
(Bottled, rated 2010-11-10) Clear, dark brown color with a quickly fading, lemonadey head. Aroma dominated by cough-medicinal anise and herbs, which is somewhat artificial, and begins to disturb after a while. Same medicine in the flavor - probably the "aromas" mentioned in the flavor, with a touch of roastiness, and even smaller touch of hops. Color malt also peeks behind the spicy curtain. Quite light body for the ABV, not warming enough for a winter beer. Artificial spiciness, luckily not much burnedness.
Rune (12773) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
Thanks to Finn for a 330ml bottle of this. Deep, russet coloured body, tiny beige head. Mild aroma of earthy malts with hints of cinnamon. Taste of earthy, mid-sweet malts along with weak fruity hints and spices. Flat in the mouth. Over par and quite alright (Tromsø, 11.02.2011). liinis (1770) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Pretty dark red-brown and clear colour. White minimal head that when diminishes looks like the beer has been left for hours undrinked. Very weel said by the other guy this pencil sharpener flavour. Very strong alcohol feeling although only 6. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2011
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
5+ Sweet caramelly and slightly plasticky aroma, hits of a dunkelbock in there. Not really so spiced, don’t think this should be s/h/v, IMHO.
4 Deep red, persistent tiny beige head.
5+ Fairly simply malt-oriented dark lager, mildly roasty, a touch plasticky, following the aroma. Spices only hinted at, mabe some clove. Hops a little pencil-sharpening-like
3 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. Finish has a little more clove in it, but is generally just the fading away of the taste.
11 Nothing actually wrong with it, but it leaves me underwhelmed. I’ve had some better dark lagers from Nokian. Does improve as it warms. Don’t drink cold.
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Mørk rødbrun. Lavt svakt farget skum som varer litt. Maltaroma med undertone av pepper. Lite kullsyre. Vassen smak med hint av krydder. Litt tørr ettersmak. Ordinær. KI=6 MikeKeller (951) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle from Alko. Aroma of dark malts and a lot of licorice. Malty taste is, again, licorice, a bit salty. Medium bodied, nice balance.