Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red/brown color, little light brown head. Estery, sweet, mild licorice, thin aroma. Licorice and sweet flavor, surprisingly rich flavor after thin aroma. Crispy ending with convenient carbonation. Medium bodied. Some dryness in the end with some roasted aftertaste.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour and a off-white head. Rich aroma from malt. Bouth sweet aroma and taste. Not much carbon dioxide.
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Dark brown, small vanishing head. Sweet clean, hard mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with no malt flavours and low bitterness. There’s nothing enjoyable in this bottle...
Eructoblaster (3119) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body topped with an average beige creamy head that unfortunately dinishes quickly. Interesting malty aroma with brown sugar hints. Taste is relatively complex and is not oversweetened. Flavors of malt and hops with light woody and roasty hints. nice bittersweet finish. Quite decent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, smal tan head. Sweet and rather unclean aroma of cocoa. Ryebread in flavour with artificial notes of cocoa and chocolate. Some metallic notes in the sweet finish of....cocoa powder. NIce label, though.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The colour is dark wine red with a tint of brown. The beige foam is quite low.
The fresh smell is malty with hints of rye (crisp) bread.
The carbonation is very fresh without being too sharp.
The taste is somewhat burned with lots of malt; it is very balanced. There are notes of dark bread and a hint of raisins. The aftertaste got a growing clean bitterness and a little touch of alcohol.
A Christmas beer that is very easy to drink without abandoning its character. Very refreshing.
Ingevara (816) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tempting color, standard head. Some chrissmassy flavors but not enough. A little bitterness, could be sweeter.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 Clear dark reddish amber body with a medium thought fast disappearing head. Nose of malt and some nut. Malty aroma with tones of liquorice, chocolate and nut. Good bitter aftertaste.
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber/copper color with an ok head. Aroma is less sweet then most of the other x-mas beers. Flavor is dough, sweet but a little thin. Nothing special...
larsniclas (5745) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden with a large frothy, short head.
Pungent, sour aroma.
Thin, though not so sweet with some bitterness.