TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml (Ravintola Kirjakauppa). A bit murky brown color, small brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, bread, caramel and light veggie notes. Medium-bodied. Caramalt, bread, chocolate, maltyness. Sweetish and chocolaty so not so traditional doppelbock. Ok.
Drake (13147) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle,9/24/16. Hazy dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, berries, toast. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, apples, berries, bread, spice. Thin-medium bodied. Solid.
muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI, served at cellar temp in an Ayinger weizen glass, while watching "The Keys of Marinus". Big-bubbled luscious crème brulee head half-fills the glass, dissipating slowly above the hazy maple-molasses body....deep caramel malts in the nose, a hint of cigarette smoke, port, vanilla - it’s a beauty but it takes a while for it to really develp and bloom...body is very sweet with those caramelized malts, but the burnt and toasty character shows up quickly, drying things out and quickly edging to a finish that is slightly ashy, a touch alcoholic - reminiscent of a sweeter vodka, strangely - peppery and very long...body is full but not quite a rounded and deep as one might want in this style, carbonation appropriately strong but not fizzy. I guess it’s missing a few touches to make it a really great example, but it’s very solid and at least hits the minimum bar that I’d expect from these guys.
Beerhammaren (1747) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle @Harry’s. Pours cloudy copper with low tan beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, burned sugar, ripped fruits, bread, alcohol. Flavor is mostly same. Well balanced beer.
Patrickctenchi (6315) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-lit brown with a small, creamy beige head.
Caramel, dark bread, vanilla aroma.
Taste is sweet, chocolate/raisin malt, a mild, earthy bittering.
Drinks pretty darn easy for the 8.5%......quite smooth.
Turboninja (601) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with dark berries and toffee. Dark amber color with minimal light beige head and hazy liquid. Strong/medium taste with toffee, dark sugar, some dark berries. Averagely balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium/short aftertaste with a bit of malty toffee. Strong/medium body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, bit simple and lo-fi though nice taste.
VastActiv (6020) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.355l at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is reddish dark brown with small white. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, chocolate, grain and malts. Pretty good.
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Raisin, toffee malt, orange peel, and hay aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Moderately sweet raisin, orange, toffee malt, and moderately bitter/astringent hay flavor. Nice body. Pleasant.
oh6gdx (25710) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pub, Vasa. Deep amber colour, medium beigeish brown head. Aroma is caramel, rye, syrup and mild alcohol sweetness. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee, alcohol and ripe fruits.
Kavu (4390) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear deep amber with a low beige head. Aroma is sweet malts with some caramel. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, alcohol and hops. Great.