Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Heavy, estery, sweet, slightly of mashed banana, germanesque dark malts, figs, wonderful. There is a quality to the aroma that feels ‘old’.
Overall very malty, with a lot of dried fruit and vaguely yeasty quality. Reminisicent of heavy, dark (non-trappist) belgians.
Appearance: Clear dark red body towards a darker hue of that of a larch tree.
The starkly yellowish head fades way too fast, leaving some film and big bubbles
Flavour: The flavour comes as a perfect continuation of the aroma. It is drier than expected. It is slightly sourish and there is some malty sweetness to give it some body; but overall it’s quite a dry and bitter beer with some traditional hoppy bottom.
It has an almost woody character rounded off by the mild sweetness.
Anyhow, after a few sips, the beer shrinks as further complexity seems abscent – the palate getting used to the flavour way too quickly.
Beyond the very good first sips it is near mawkish.
I do, however, think this is respectable - and drinkable to say the least. More of session beer than a dessert beer though (obviously!)
Palate: I like the texture of the beer, it reminds me of dark belgian ale and dark english ale at once.
The carbonation is quite soft yet with the sharper, smaller bubbles protruding.
Fluffy and medium thick.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bricklayers Arms, Yorkshire BF ’08. Brown / red colour. Aromas of dark fruits, citrus, honey. Taste is sweet, malty, citrus, cherry. This is pretty nice, vaguely like an Old Ale.
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, roasted taste and aroma. Brown with off white head that does not last. Nothing special really, which is bad considering it cost me about 50 SEK (about 5.50 euro) in the store.
pforei (338) - USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown color with decent head. Powdered cocoa and nut aroma and flavor. Mild and mellow. Thin to medium body.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flat carbonation. Carmel and malt aromatics. Too thin and passive. This isn’t something I’d return to.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a coffe colored head. The aroma is malty and dark. The flavor is definitely malty but follows through with licorice and chocolate. Stays with you on the palate but is not cloying. A nice beer.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick yellow head. Caramel aroma with undertones of orange? Sweet caramel taste with a subtle hoppiness. A slight tang in the aftertaste. This was too watery for a strong ale.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to my mother. pours an orangish red with a decent white head leaves little lacing. aroma is fruity, plum, apple. yeasty and malty. taste is malt darker fruits but the taste is subtle. smooth almost watery mouthfeel. very drinkable
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Flavour is malty with some sweetness and notes of butterscotch, caramel and some fruits.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red copper color with a mediumthick tan head. Sweet malty toffe aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavour with a pleasant hopiness and slightly roasty finish. Mediumbodied, soft on the palate.