Pinball (11809) - 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.
Rune (10662) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle via djoeye. Shared with Skinnyviking and Finn Arvid. Fawn-coloured head, fair lacing. Deep dark brown coloured body. Aroma of sweet dark malts. Moderate malt-fruity taste, caramel and dried fruits. Slightly roasted ending. Standard Scandinavian Yuletide beer. Sweet and unvaried, but alright (at Finn Arvids place in Tromsø 17.01.2015).
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.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-golden with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is fruity in a slightly perfumed way, but I also get notes of roasted malt and caramel. The flavour is quite smooth with pleasant notes of roasted malt and caramel, and I also find the slightly perfumed and spicy flavour of fruits here. The finish is slightly dry and bitter.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 12/8/2007
50 cl bottle, from Systembolaget)
Clear dark red almost deep ruby color, creamy head, a bit too small though. Fruity, malty and toffee scent. Metallic, buttery, grainy and malty taste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterenss. Actually really nice considering it’s from a Swedish macro brewery. Something I can imagine buying again.
50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On November 30, 2013.
BB 09 June 2014.
Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, grainy scent. Sweet, malty taste, sugary aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, rather low bitterness.
Didn’t really live up to my 2007 rating at all.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. High fluffy white lasting head. Dark brown body. Roasted malt caramel cocoa aroma. Very sweet roasted malt caramel cocoa flavor with little hosp bitterness, low carbonation and a short sweet finish.
gyllenbock (7168) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget in October 2012.
Clear dark brown. Slightly roasted with bread, dried fruit and some weak notes of coffee. Not as bad as expected.
larsga (7102) - 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
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -Deep amber coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, some caramel in the nose. Malty and caramel with notes of fruits and spices. Dry bitter finish. Simple and ok.
Cunningham (6556) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep nutty color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. A bit sweet malty, nutty and a bit fruity aroma. Medium body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Sweet caramel malty, toffee, nutty and mild fruity. Not my cup of ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]