Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Redbrow color with a creamcolorored head. Medium to light in body with a malty taste. Roasted and nuts.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a tan head. Lots of toffee & caramel when taking a sniff. Fruity flavour with malt & chocolate. Nice.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, dark amber and a good head. The aroma is very malty. The flavour has strong notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts and a slight vinous character. Initially itís sweet and smooth, but then the bitterness falls in as a nice counterweight to the sweetness. Nice.
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 500ml bottle. Creamy and nutty aroma, a rich ruddy brown ale. Warming full-bodied taste - hoppy body with long lasting nutty aftertones.
Rune (8493) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle sampled at a rating session in TromsÝ. Clear mahogany body. Almost no head. Smoky smell of roasted malt. The flavour has got dark caramel notes and nutty hints. Flat and dry ending, slightly bitter. And as Finn said, we need something stronger for the Arctic frost (23.02.2007).
Finn (4402) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown coloured. A small white head. Caramellish aroma. Dry flavor of caramel and fruits. A long, dry aftertaste. Quite enjoyable - but not strong enough to be a proper winter warmer (right now itís -10 deg C outside).
ekstedt (5630) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown, off-white head. Fruity, earthy, slightly roated and a little sweet malt character, balanced by spicy hops and a pleasant bitter finish.
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear amber in colour with a creamy beige head. lacings. The aroma is sweet with caramel, some burnt malt in the mix as well.The aroma is Sweet, but not too much so. The finish is dry and somewhat bitter.
Miksu (4972) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Amber color with creamy head. Sweet, caramelly, toasty and fruity aroma with parfumy english hops . Toasty and caramellly flavor with salty bitterness and fruitiness.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Victoria, W2, London. Amber brown color with a fair off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, chocolate, coffe, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Nice balanced winter ale.