rlgk (8478) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to omhper. Amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted malt aroma, milk chocolate, cocoa, hazelnuts. Roasted malt flavor, some metal, chocolate, cocoa, tar notes, some hops. Chocolate finish, roasted, some nuts, cocoa. Solid beer with nice balance.
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, reddish amber with a thick tan head. Malty with nut tones. Malt, hops and caramel. Medium body with a well balanced, bitter finish.
SaintMatty (4281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle (Thanks Omhper) - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Malty, fruity and chocolatey aroma with notes of cocoa, marzipan and raisins. Fruity, chocolatey and roasted taste with roasted malt, raisins and nuts detected. Enjoyable.
TheJestersBeer (1876) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, deep brownish amber, with a white head.
The aroma is mainly roasted malts, quite heavy on caranel and toffee, hints of butter/diacetyl, some hops, cocoa powder, yeast (with a tiny hint of murky earth?).
Semi-sweet, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, roasted taste, caramel, toffee, butter, hops, yeast, chocolate, a hint of earth. Finishes a bit harsh, with a quite rough bitterness. (2012-01-08)
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear ruby, rocky head. Nutty lingonberry aroma. Dry with crispm rounded mouthfeel. The dry nutty malt is accomanied by lingonberry jam and some spicy hops. Long salty bitterness. A dunkel with concentrated flavours, yet remaining nicely drinkable.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 First rating
50 cl bottle via private import from Systembolaget.
BB 2012-03-01, sampled onDecember 21, 2011
Clear dark copper to reddish brown color, fairly small tan to light brown head. Malty, grainy, sweet scent. Malty, grainy, bitter, roasted taste, minerals and salty. Dry bitter, also grainy, aftertaste. Rather smooth mouthfeel, high dry bitterness. Lingering dry bitterness. Hints of taste hops as well.
Almost too bitter, would like it a bit sweeter. Might go rather well with something fat and salty on the X-mas table of overindulgance in food. By itself too dry, bitter and mineraly.
50 cl bottle ordered home from Systembolaget in Kalmar.
Sampled on March 10, 2012
Hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, grainy, fruity, cream scent. Sweet, grainy, hoppy taste. Grainy sweet aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.