ekstedt (5990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep clear copper with a medium beige head. Fruity malt aroma with dark chocolate, fudge, some wood, and some citric hops. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Nicely balanced with a relatively long bitter finish. A bit bock-like.
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with a tan head. Fruity and malty aroma with hints of caramel, marzipan and dried fruit. Sweet, fruity and slightly roasted taste with malt, raisins, caramel and Christmas cake detected.
gyllenbock (5796) - 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.
Cunningham (5666) - 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]
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some caramel, a bit sugar.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Dense and creamy two finger tan head. Beautiful dark mahogny colored body. Dry nutty malt aroma. Also some earthy and hayish hops. Scents of ash and fruit. Medium sweet papery malt taste with notes of unrefined bittering hops. Medium body. Light bitter ending. A straightforward and reliable Christmas seasonal.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske 500ml fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 23 Des 14. Mørkebrun med et lite rødskjær. Nesten ikke skum. Aroma av karamell. Smaken svakt metallisk. Spor av malt & karamell. Ordinær.
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma and taste of dark bread. Light body and fairly dry.
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours black brown with a big tanned bubbly head. Aroma is acidy, roasted, malty, bready and a bit fruity. Flavor is malty, roasted, a bit smokey, fruity and bitter. Finishes bitter malty.
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [Great two day tasting session @ Papsoe] Small fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished. Clear flat looking body with a mahogany color. Spare lacework. Aroma of perfume, spice, fruit, caramel. Over the palate some floral like bitterness. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter flavor with a hint of sweetness. Light bitter floral and perfume bitter finish.