Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. [Great two day tasting session @ Papsoe] Small off-white bubbly head that mostly diminished. Clear amber color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of citrus, fruit, caramel, grain. Over the palate roasted malt and a hint of butter. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light dry and bitter finish.
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at the Apartment in Copenhagen. Pours red to brown with a small beige head, aroma of caramel, toffee and honey, flavor is slightly bitter with caramel, toffee, light bodied.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Several of us at the Grand Tasting found this to be one of the highlights, I did not. Bron colour, low head. Saccharine aroma and colour from E150 maybe. Obviously no deeper malt sensations, just like a mediocre Swedish X-mas beer. Bit bitter.
sunevdj (3730) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Gamli Barrin, Reykjalith, Iceland. Pours a clear cobber with an off-white head. Dry and sweet. Some notes of German hops. Also aromas of caramel malts and hints of toasted malts and dried berries. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish.
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle purchased at the Vín Búđ - Kringlan, Reykjavik, Iceland. Pour is light orange, ruby, brown - clear. 2 inch off white foamy head. Aroma is dirty chemical, some nut-caramel sweetness. Taste is better than the nose, somewhat sweet, smooth drinkable palate.
aracauna (3399) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy carbonation. Large pssht when I crack open the cap, and the beer booms into a big foam when it hits the glass. Head is slow to die and easily revived with a light swirl. There’s not a lot of flavor going on, but in the back there is a bit of toasted almost-hazlenut. This really isn’t a bad beer.
gegwilson (2731) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg in the Kaldi Café, Reykjavik. Mahogany with a thin beige head. Not much aroma. The taste is light coffee and nut. Some choclate too. Creamy mouthfeel. OK.
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a three finger cream head that stays leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney, malty nose. Flavor is roasted/burnt caramel, slight bitter finish. 330ml bottle 246 ISK ~ $2.95 Vínbúőin Hvolsvelli, Iceland. From my notes - 7/22/2008.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, brown colored brew. Bit fruity and malty. Sweet flavor and a bit bitterness in the end. Not too bad, not too interesting.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Kaldi Bar Reykjavik. This is dark bready brew that has some decent flavors but it is lacking in real malt depth.