Svesse (7765) - 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.
gunnar (7745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark ruby with a small white head. Aroma is vinous, aroma reminds me of a good barley wine, lots of earthy malts. Taste is fresh inviting red fruits, lots of rich malts, very nice.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
unremarkable. slightly tangy but you have to go looking for it.
gyllenbock (7555) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown with a medium tan head.
Aroma is malt. caramel, some hops and chocolate.
Flavor of biscuits, some roasted malt, dried fruits. A little thin and easy to drink. Quite low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Nothing special.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Dark chestnut colour. Sweetish malt aroma, but an unexpected (but pleasant) bitterness to go with the malt on the palate. Just a hint of licorice too. Quite clean and surprisingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength. In fact, if anything, a bit thin. (or, at least, thinner than anticipated). Decent, but not terribly exciting. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a maple brown with a white head from the bottle. Initial aroma was sugary sweet and malty. Taste was surprisingly pleasant, roasted malt, brown sugar, a little bit of orange citrus. Finish is clean, not at all bitter. I can’t imagine anyone would dislike this beer.
larsga (7242) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beige head. Deep dark red translucent body. Sweet malty aroma with earthy toffee and floral hop notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy malt taste with chocolate notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel, with what feels like mild alcohol burn (at 5.3%?). Dry burnt earthy aftertaste. Very nice! (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Göteborg.)
PorterPounder (7223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 500 ml bottle. Dark burnt orange to copper pour, tight khaki head. Fresh lake water aroma, hint of toffee. Flavor has some toffee as well, hint of caramel, a bit of butterscotch. Nice underlying bitterness throughout. Good Sesseion material.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Bricklayers.
Nice red brown colour but no head. Straight forward but nicely balanced malt and hops aroma. Alcohol shows in the mouth but in a really pleasing way. Creamy caramel malt, nice bitterness in the finish with some lingering vanilla after. An enjoyable all rounder.
KnutAlbert (6665) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
Nutty, malty, full taste. A bit fruity. Enough hops to balance this into a very decent beer.