mjs (7169) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2017 cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pretty color very sweet aroma. Highly malty with a caramel vibe. Medium body, medium carbonated. Biggest detractor is the ’band aid’ undertone you find in too many small batch craft beers. Overall nice to drink, but nothing overly special. (Why is it microbrews with ultra busy cartoony labels are always meh??)
(Keg at Tommyknocker Helsinki, 20170626) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and nearly white. Aroma had malts, caramel and lots of treacle. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, molasses, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. An excessively sweet bock. Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Draught at Tommiknocker Helsinki. Dark brown color, white head. Bitter taste with rye, a bit of roasted malts, nuts, bread and a bit of toffee. Bitter finish with rye, bread, toffee, nuts and bread. Decent brew, really tastes like rye bread. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Draft at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland. ozzy70 (1133) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
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.
12 oz. bottle. Brown pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma was sour fruit, caramel malt. Taste was medium sweet, caramel malts, molasses. Block (2702) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style.
djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
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 (15975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 20, 2016
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.
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
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops. DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours heavily a cloudy brown-copper with a short, antique white head. Full sweetness with subdued tartness. Caramel with dried fruit.