tillmac62 (50) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a dark ruby hue. Nice head of tan foam that laces well and has reasonable retention. Light nose of dark malt, molasses and piney hops. Medium body and carbonation level. The taste is complex and has dark malt, molasses and a hop undertone. Sweetness is present, but is almost hidden by roast malt bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. On the finish, a nice oak flavor comes through and lingers along with a light hop flavor. Very good, but not outstanding.
Brentv (84) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle, pours dark mahogany with a beige head. Smoky and oddly spicy aroma. Malty flavor, neither sweet nor bitter. Good carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
marcus2013 (11) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown colored. A smooth head that dissaperad quickly. Spicy aroma. Very sweet taste and fully bodied. A balanced bitter aftertaste. Some hints of fruit.
Hopsclation (79) - Chicago, - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent seasonal from Great Divide. I normally avoid these kind of ’winter strong english ales’ because I find them to be immensely boring. However, I took a chance on this one and it turned out be rich and dynamic. This is a campfire beer. Tastes like toffee, chestnut, smoked sausage, toasted pine, with a slight hint of ripe plum tomato. Abv gives it body, but does not come through in the taste. Very good, but only if you like big smokey beers.
ryften (5) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not the best Christmas brew I've had, but it's definitely rich enough in the palate, with some decent spices & sweetness.
Jorn69 (318) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (30:-). Fruktig och en aning kryddig och syrlig doft. Även rostad malt och karamell. Både doften och smaken påminner en hel del om en fatlagrad öl. Rejält söt smak, maltig, knäck, alkoholvärme.En ganska torr och humlig avslutning.
Joakgust (693) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 355 ml - Clear red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, spices, chocolate, roasted oats and pine needles. Flavor is malty with notes of toffee, spices, orange and pine needles. Balanced and hearty but not as good as it normally is.
Nijstrom (51) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Dark ruby colour and a medium sized, tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruits (plums & raisins), spices, hops and vegetables. Medium/heavy sweetness and somewhat bitter taste. Average body with quite soft texture and medium carbonation.
DavidLMU (20) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy roasty coffee and alcohol flavors dominate. The dry hopping is noticeable. Not the most balanced beer.
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Abrakarl (190) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not my type of beer. Don’t really like The smell of it. Great brewery but the old ale just isn’t my type. Good to know, this comes as a seasonal to Sweden.