rlgk (9495) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Deep amber beer with a rich offwhite head. Fruity roffee aroma, caramal, spicy, raisins, figs, some plum. Fruity sweetish flavor from raisins, and figs, plums, toffee, warming alcohol, caramel, yeast and spice notes. full bodied and quite full of flavors.
AndySnow (2500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: From Systembolaget, had at home.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, anise, caramel, raisin, alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, spices, fruit, plum, alcohol. A bit too much alcohol that shines through in the finish.
stouby (3519) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DØE tasting. Dark amber. roma medium+ malty (carmel, roasted, dark fruit, anised). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter, ok balanced. Body medium to full.
BeerdedDave (126) - - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark reddish brown color; spicy, fruity aroma; spicy, dark fruit flavor with notes of anise and raisins; dry, fruity, bitter finish
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black licorice jelly beans, an Easter tradition, now in a bottle. Lots of anise and licorice in the aroma and taste, brown/black body with silky, but full, beige head. Sweet malt smell, licorice and ouzo on the finish, some slight alcohol warmth. This a new Easter tradition I could get used to!
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Clear dark mahogany with a large thick head. Aroma and taste of anis, chocolate, herbs, spices, caramel and malt. Sweet and with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol in the finish.
ABT_S54 (99) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 75cl bottle served in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a dark brown colour with an off white head. Very complex taste of malts, dried fruits, anise and herbal notes. Similar to the Christmas edition but the anise notes are more subdued and the sweetness is less prominent. This beer seems hugely susceptible to temperature. The first bottle served at the recommended 6-9 degrees was very good however, served at a higher temperature seems sickly sweet with burnt sugar and an almost barley wine richness. Serve as per the brewers recommendation. Very good Easter brew and a quality addition to the Gouden Carolus range.
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown with good pale head. Aroma is anise, honey, spices, dark fruit. Full bodied, sweet on the palate, lots of complexity. Taste is anise, plum, candi sugar, dates, brown sugar, chocolate, raisins. So fucking delicious.
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, or very good if you're really into licorice, which I'm not. Nice appearance, mild aroma. The anise is overplayed and also tweaks the palate. Finish is also dominated by that. Soooo. ...
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Maarten1993 (200) - - APR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank with Rik 17-4-2014 at Hoegaarden. Looks nice dark. Taste is very very liquorice. Too bad. Unbalanced.