rosenbergh (5556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. L4317. BB 22/3/08. Thanks to Semi!
This is a quite daring experiment as the BB date was 5 years ago. The colour is dark reddish brown almost black with small tan head. Looks pretty good. The aroma is very malty and rather sweet. It’s actually quite close to a Doppelbock or a Barley Wine. The flavour is quite the same. Sweet sugary flavour with lots of malt. Also some Coke notes there. As Pinball pointed out this one doesn’t age very well.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
swingtop bottle, 65cl, bbf 8-4-2006, tasted 15-10-2009
dark brown, smooth light brown head.
sweet stale hops, faint cellar. this one didn’t age well.
flavor is sweet, spicy, faint honey, stale hops, cellary and mouldy.
Habanero (1873) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a huge, foamy, beige head. Good lacing. Nose, cinnamon of malt and caramel. Flavour of malt,brown sugar and raisins. Medium bodied. A little thin in the palate. Ends up more dry.
Bragesnak (5061) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From LIC, Aarhus, DK.
Dark brown with small head. Aroma of malt, dried fruit and some hops. Flavor is balances sweet of caramel, raisins and roasted malts
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head on dark brown body. I was a little skeptical, but it turned out to be anexcellent Yulebeer. I drank it with pleasure, and all guest approved.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The color is dark brown and the head is nice, but quickly disappearing, leaving a nice lace. The aroma is hoppy, malty and the mouthfeel is rather smooth and dry. the flavour is sweet and malty, with roasted malt. It has notes of candy sugar, coffee, port wine, dark, ripe fruits and the sweetness is sticky and cloying - far too much. The finish has light citrus, that helps a bit.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Winter Ales 2004)
Malty focus in aroma and taste. Mellow, slightly winey, warming. Some spice - anis?
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cL bottle. Pours black with a huge brown head. Sweet molasses aroma, a slight bit of spice too. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Flavour is breadish at first, it then goes sweet and reveals a sweet molasses flavour. Dark malty and dry notes of raisins and plum. Underneath is soft spice flavour and a very minor yeasty note, but both appear more mellow than in a classic belgian brune. Quite nice.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma with some spicy hints. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some spicy hints and hints of yeast. Sweet malty finish with caramel in the aftertaste.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, unclear. Has a beige head, medium lasting. Dark, malty notes. A little lactic note in both aroma and flavor. Flavor is mostly sweet. Medium body.