OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Nice apperance, a small dense choco head over a reddish hued, dark brown colored body. Roasted dark malts, licorice, chocolate and crisp hops to the nose. Fairly sweet ashy, roasted dark malts and canned fruits in the flavor. Distinct bitterness, pine, grass and earth. Tones of salty licorice and unripe berries. Healthy body. Malty and fruity finish with a sourish-bitter twist.
Ingevara (867) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and roasty, an average tinted head. Prunes and hops, smoke, coffee and chocolate in a blessed union but topped up with a little too much alcohol and acid to be perfect.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and Draught. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is of mild burned, medium roasted and medium caramelly malt with notes liquorice, smoke, rye bread, toffee, dark fudge, caramelized nuts and coffee/chocolate. Sal ammoniac salty on the nose. Herbal and citric hops in the background with hints of lemon, orange and jägermeister. Just a whisper of pine. Maybe some ginger bread and fruity esters. The flavour has that typical Dugge-ish dark beer malt profile of burned and caramelly elements. Soft caramel and chocolate finish. Dark sugar and rye bread. Also a bit herbal and citric. Rowan pomes are also notable. The bottle has some light sourish notes. The draught version is cleaner. The mouthfeel round with a soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. The love: Nice beer. Typical Dugges. The problem: Infected bottle?
matador (6) - göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and draught. As always with Dugges, pleasant aroma and lots of hops. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Still some hint of chinook or something in the background. This one and some really good vanilla ice cream!
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haket 081129. Typical Dugge house character. Rye, chocolate, coffee and earthy, herbal and citrusy hops in a Brandy or Liqour way. Sweet flavor likewise of liqour, dried apricots and earthy hops. Packed with flavor!
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black with a brown head. Roasted and sweet aroma with notes of spices, fruit, light smokiness, and some sourness. Taste of roasted/burned malt, spices, coffee, chocolate, berries, licorice, a bit too acidic/sourish. Maybe a bit infected?
pilsnerrogge (2680) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[BOTTLED] Pours dark reddish brown with a firm head. Malty aroma with notes of chocolate and toffee. Rich, malty flavour with notes of roast, smoke, toffee, peat and chocolate. The finish is long and bitter with salty notes.
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish colour with medium head.Aroma is smoked and piney with note of caramel and raisins.Full body and smooth and x-mas like finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy dark ruby brown colour with a frothy tan-colored foam. Lemony hops, toasted malts, cedar, chestnuts, resin, grapefruit and red berries in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with notes of resin, lemon-zest, mint, nuts, toasted malts and leather with sweet undertones of fudge and caramel. Long bitter finish of resin, grapefruit, salt and roasted malts.
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö - shared with Mette. Dark dark mahogany-brown - brown head. Chocolate, ryebread, citrus hoppy, light soapy - dugges soapy, burned, coffee notes, raisins, sweetness, nice bitterness. Nice.