madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Brownish dense medium sized head. Lasting long. Malts, liqourice, hops and herbs in the nose. Flavour is malty as well, with not so distinct liqourice taste. Notes of fruit and some vague chocolate. Is light bitter on a nice maltbase in the end. Nice one.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The colour is deep copper. The foam is yellowish, firm but quite small.
The smell is fresh with a burned touch of malt (Goldings?)
The carbon dioxide is balanced and medium strong.
This beer got a full-bodied burned flavour with a bitterness that disappears quickly. The aftertaste is a little bit sourish and bitter with a burned taste that somewhat resembles of a dry stout.
A nice session ale if you want something dryer and more robust than a pale ale, but not as dark and dry as a stout. It is OK, but not one of my favourites.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured, with a creamy head. Earthy, hoppy aroma. A hint of fruitiness. Coffee flavours, with some fruit. Perhaps pears? Nice bitter finish.
JonMoore (2022) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 Great looking dark red/brown colour with a nice, log lasting, off white head. aroma is roasted coffee and malts. Flavour is great; malty, nutty, roasted, liquorice. Nice long aftertaste, with some hops and bitterness. Full to medium bodied with an excellent mouthfeel. Great beer.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(on bottle)Mild sent of rooten fruit, in a good way. A little too much carbonation, but a nite, quiet roast. A bitterness from the roasting continiues in the finish.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown with a tight offwhite head. Lightly carbonated. Coffee, crystal malt aroma’s, with a touch of English hop character. great body that really stands out. Some coffee flavours with a good balancing bitterness. Not outstanding, but very well made, and easy drinking.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with red hue. Thick tan head dissipates. Aroma is malt, roasty and sweet. Flavor is all malt, very complex- roasty, nutty and slight alcohol. Nice full-bodied mouthfeel.
Sigmund (5795) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark). Beautiful dark reddish brown colour, large head. Fine aroma of oak, toffee, dark chocolate and Colombian coffee beans. Full malty flavour with a little alcoholic bite, but not too much. Roasted notes, hints of English liquorice, bitter dark chocolate and smoke. The long aftertaste has strong black coffee notes with a hoppy bite. This is a first class beer! You’ll need more than one to make you a "ryggvelter", though. Baaah!
TheBeerGod (5592) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a muddied brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, caramel, and faint fruits. Taste is nicely smoked with more coffee notes and roasted malt. The caramel and sweeter tones seem to be in the background. Mouthfeel is a bit smoky and dry while retaining and mild carbonation feel to it. Finish is more smoked than expected and finishes very sharply and dry with more coffee. Pretty good beer!
Hojou (19) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I took it fresh out of the fridge - a little too cold - but i was thirsty. Natrually it didn’t have as much flavor then so i also waited - probably too long, because my kid needed food - and it turned out completely different. It went from almost fruity (cold) to caramel and toffee (warm). Nice beer.