lopisar (156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel smell. Dark brown and red in color. Sweet caramel, Coffee taste. Overall sweet yet subtle.
Pyrmir (2793) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, vintage 2013. Aroma sweet, burnt sugar and plums. Taste is sweet and bitter, plums and molasses. Should be better with a year or two in the basement
rarbring (1106) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: A malt explosion, grain, molasses, porridge, bread. Some syrup and caramelized apples.
Appearance: A clear chestnut beer, an off-white low head that leaves some lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Starting with brown bread, honey and porridge, apple marmalade and some orange peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, small bubbles, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: This year very balanced and good.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2013-05-06.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty bready nose. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Dark coppery color. Slightly sweet malty roasty and hoppy taste. Also some hints of raisins. At the end hoppiness. Nice color.
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours clear, red-brown with a small, foamy head. Sugary, wet brown bread aroma. Medium sweet flavor with more brown bread, light earth and spice. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light to medium sweet finish, lots of lightly toasted bready malts, toasty sugars. OK.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12.
Hazed dark amber with a thin tan head that soon clears edgeward.
Nose carries dark fruit, malt, bread, rye, sugars - super strength kvass notes :).
Taste follows, lighter on sugars, toffee and dark malts at the fore.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet finish with some bitterness.
harrisoni (12676) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Clear reddish copper colour. Lasting white head. decent bocky sweetish beer. pretty good
7stern (314) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown towards mahogany. Earth in the aroma. Toffee but not too sweet. Full body and rich aftertaste.
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
14.07.2012. 0,33l Bottle. Systembolaget Strømstad. Aroma of dark malts. Some sweetness. A little sweet. Not very bitter. Lasting aftertaste with flavours of malt and malt sweetness.
ClubGonzo (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget in Torp, Uddevalla. Pours a clear coppery body with a small white head. Aroma is mild caramel tones, hints of toffee and basement must - why do I get this in so many Swedish micros? Some kind of national yeast conspiracy going on here? :-) Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, hints of nuts and alcohol. Smooth, but not very interesting. A decent doppelbock, but far from worthy of its rating.