rosenbergh (11139) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear dark ruby red color with a tiny off-white head.
Sweet sugar, syrup, malt and alcohol in the aroma.
Super sweet malty and alcoholic flavor.
ozzy70 (970) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Brown pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma was sour fruit, caramel malt. Taste was medium sweet, caramel malts, molasses.
Block (2400) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style.
djd07 (13187) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is toasted grain and caramel. Medium body, caramel, spice, grain, light finish, decent.
FatPhil (15151) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Sweetish raisiny aroma, some woodiness, a bit tart and dry, dare I say it, even a bit sour (BB Aug 2018, drunk Jun 2016). Deep copper, brief head. Kinda watery palate, thinkened only with sugars, carbonation fairly pleasant. Somewhat milky taste - lacto about to kick in? Sweet caramelly malts, bit more raisin, with stalks for bitterness. Tastes a bit old and stale. I love bocks, but this is thin and in poor shape.
foyle (415) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in pint glass from 12 oz bottle
Appearance: Pours a 2" pillowy cream colored head that falls slowly with mild lacing. Color is cloudy copper-brown with some moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich malt flavors of caramel, fresh bread, raisins and ripe fruit. Earthy and herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and slightly astringent with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: similar flavors to the aroma. The alcohol is (dangerously) well hidden in this beer. It does not drink like an 8.2% abv beer, but more like a session ale.
Overall: a pleasing malt bomb. Recommended for anyone who enjoys malty brews.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.
DocJitsu (1869) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours heavily a cloudy brown-copper with a short, antique white head. Full sweetness with subdued tartness. Caramel with dried fruit.
Hermod (6869) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Reddish brown, thin white head. Strawberry marmalade in aroma, flavor does not differ that much. Malty, almost boozy finish.
bytemesis (7610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear rich hazel, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, a bit smoky, toffee and woody notes. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, very malty and rich, caramel notes prominent. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.