leaparsons (7490) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are malty with molasses and chocolate. Roast coffee notes with some nuttiness. Fairly sweet. Flavours are sweet chocolate malts with caramel. Quite smooth with some fruitiness. Lightly spicy on the finish.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of spices, caramel, and over ripe fruits.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red brown coloured with an off white head.
Fruity aroma of malts and caramel.
Light roasted flavour of fruits, caramel and hops.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark burgundy coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Light roast, some sweetness, fruits and caramel. Flavour is quite the same. Caramel, roast and sweetness. Some fruity notes. Is medium bodied. Light bitter and fruity in the end. A bit boring.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Small creamy beige head that mostly diminished. Mahogany sparkling body. Spare lacework. Light toasted malty aroma, hint of fruit, grain, and caramel. Light hoppy notes as well. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet and bitter flavor in balance. Light toasted malty and light bitter finish. 6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 14
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle. Dark clear colour with a nice head. Malty aroma with notes of burned caramel. Smooth flavour of malt, caramel and some fruitness. Not much for an old ale.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle this pours a dark brown with no head and a cola-like carbonation in the beginning, although this gradually subsides. Creamy, sweet caramel and tobacco aromas with roasted, dark chocolate notes. None of these are too obvious at the start but come across well once it beer has aired slightly. Rich burnt malt and chocolate flavours coat the palate. These flavours are comitted to the tongue with a creamy texture. All of these qualities make for a delicious ale that’s varied and especially pleasant on a cool night.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Poirotti’s Skotoberfest 2007. Dark ruby red colour with a bubbly head, that vanishes quickly. Aroma is caramel malts, flowery hops, with some oaky hints as well as slight smoke and dark chocolate. Flavour is quite much the same along with some slight milder spices in it. Refreshing and quite nice.
FatPhil (8101) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 500ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki, Skotoberfest 2007)
Very dark red, almost black. Lively head, but it fades quickly. Sweet chocolately malt aroma, slightly smoky too. Very carbonated, perhaps too much so. Slightly sour malty taste, pleasantly hopped, not excessively so. Quite full-bodied and well-rounded.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark black colour with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with cherry and floral hops. Taste is roasted malt with cocoa, a little floral hop and some hint of coriander. A burnt, citric, herbal finish. Nice, but not outstanding.