larsga (6934) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014
First rating: Biggish brown-beige head doesn’t last. Barely translucent dark red body with carbonation. Faint papery syrupy aroma. Dry-sweet delicate raisiny roasty dried fruit taste with caramel malts and mint notes. Harmonic and balanced. Fullish body. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry roasty peppery cinnamon aftertaste with dusty malts notes. Very nice, and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.) 5,4,7,4,13=3.3
Second rating: Big beige head doesn’t last. Clear deep dark brown body. Faint spicy
caramelly aroma. Sweetish spicy caramelly taste with dried fruit
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish earthy spicy aftertaste
with deep caramelly toffee notes. Not bad at all. (0.5l bottle, from
Systembolaget, Torp.) 5,4,6,3,12=3.0
RuneStumo (2506) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
04.01.2009, o,5l Bottle. The colour is black. Head is firm and off-white. Aroma is malty and sweet, maybe also a little roasted. Body is medium. The aftertaste is a little thin and more sweet than bitter.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Deep dark amber colour. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty, spiced softly bitter flavour. Malty bit sweet finish.
MiP (14656) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.6%. OK spicy aroma, liquorice and anis. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. Teaish, spicy flavour, slightly sweet. Well balanced.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A bit roasted, toffee, fruit, caramel, light spiciness, alcohol, bitter hops. Dry finish. Not that bad.
Pinball (11736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
faint aroma of caramel, roasted stuff.
clear brown, yelllow head,
flavor is fulll, sweet, grains, slighly roasted and well balalnced. real nice brew.
TBone (14894) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (BB 04/2008)
Dark amber color, small beige head. Grassy-caramelly, toasted aroma (quite typical for Vienna-type Swedish and Finnish beers). Burned sugary, harsh grainy and caramelly flavor. All the way very typical Swedish/Finnish Christmas beer.
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (thanks omhper). Deep reddish amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is parfume, citrusfruits, some caramel malts and a bit wooden. Flavour is caramel malts, citrusfruits, mild fudge and some hints of mild herbs. As it warms up some really mild roasted notes show up.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear amber colour with a nice head. Aroma of parfume, malt and sweetness. Flavour of parfume, sweet malty and caramel. Ends up sweet little spicy and smooth.
Ungstrup (32161) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of star anise. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and star anise, leading to a dry bitter and spicy finish.