lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Systembolaget in Umeå. This is the sort of beer I miss living over here in Sweden - a thoroughly drinkable strong(ish) ale with bags of character. Pours a dark mahogony brown with aromas of rich black berries and a hint of coffee and smoke. Thick and rather flat mouthfeel and medium sweet middle. A smooth and balanced beer.
RichardW (1633) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Booths, Windermere. Fairly dark brown beer, with a yellowish head. Initail taste is dry and malty, but a chocolatey aroma soon becomes apparent, accompanied by a waft of sherry. The taste becomes more pronounced and the strength more apparent as you progress. Lovely aftertaste, fully flavoured.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with a finger of creamy white head. Nice sheet of lacing broken up by lots of perfect circles where a bubble once stood. Aroma is of lightly sweet caramels, molasses. Taste is sweet more caramel, some chocolate and hints of dark fruits.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Sheps Deli (Tampa, FL). Pours a slightly hazy dark amber to cola brown color with a thick and frothy tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is roasted and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, some hints of bready yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, caramel, honey, ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, some light toffee notes. Generally medium body with a smooth malty finish.
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toast and raisins. Flavor is of raisin, plum, banana bread, caramel and light chocolate.
mansquito (3870) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quickly descending head, slightly red, dark brown color. Alcohol and malts in aroma. Slightly metallic taste. Roasted malts. Very little hops. Tastes better with cigarettes. Alcohol present in taste and it shouldn’t be. Meh.
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with a frothy, beige head. Malty nose with toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and dark bread. Malty taste with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, dark bread and a hint of cold coffee. Slightly bittersweet finish with a medium bitterness. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Not really daring, but a nice and tasty beer. In short: bittersweet caramel toffee.
Goofster (1) - , SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark Red brown color with creamy head. Aroma is malty. Wonderful texture. Flavour is quite sweet with caramel
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a lacing off-white head. Aroma is mild roasted malt towards breadish. Light yeasty and breadish flavoured with a light metallic touch. Lingering breadish and mild fruity finish once the metallic note diminishes.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours an amber/brown hue with a creamy dense tan head. The aroma has a great malt presence. Smooth sweet dark fruits- maple, plum hints and a subtle cocoa edge. The texture is great, soft carbonation. Feels like a well conditioned cask. Rich malt presence. Cakey, roasty, some bitter dark fruit skins and nutty suggestions. Later flowery British hop bitterness mingles with residual toasted cocoa notes into the finish. Nice malt character, and great texture. I would love to get a pint of this from a cask.