Theydon_Bois (15022) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home (Harvey’s online) - 13/11/12 @7.5% ABV.
Pours a clear dark chestnut with a thin tan head that soon dissipates to the edges and forms a small swirl atop the glass.
Nose comprises sweet toffee, figs, fruit loaf bread, brown sugars, touch of wood and a little booze.
Tastes of rich dark fruits, prunes, dates, Xmas Pudd flavours, touch of wood, little sign of the 7.5% alcohol.
Fine carbonation, great feel, smooth and slightly warming.
This beer grew on me as I allowed it to warm. It was from the outhouse which can be a little chilly in November, hence ideal for storing beers, but came into its own as it warmed.
A decent low cost bottle!
Turtles (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
275 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear mahogany, one-finger size tanned head, good lacing. Malty aroma, toffee, caramel and bread along with grassy hops. Sweet, silky and full-bodied. Sweet malty taste, fruit cake, prunes, dried fruit, caramel, sugar, apricot and orange marmalade. Warming finish with a floral bitterness.
finol (2721) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Aroma of toffee and dark fruits.
Tastes of red berries, alcohol and a little licorice.
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, red clear off white head
Aroma of orange and gingerbread
Taste sweet, old feeling taste, hint of bitter
A bit strange
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a clear mahogany with a thin, beige head. Sweet aroma with caramel, toffee, raisin and brown sugar. Quite mild for the ABV. Taste is dominated by caramel and toffee with woody and nutty notes lingering in the background. Decent, but not very memorable.
ansalon (2214) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, raisins, resin, malt. Taste is caramel sweetness with some malty notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
SirLimpsalot (3124) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Basunen 16-1-6: trevlig doft av kola. Mycket humlig med toner av kola, trokadero, russin och nötter. Fin och klibbig.
closey22 (1387) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown no head; aroma is malty with a hint of berry; flava is malt sugar touch of wood and molasses; feels thick creamy no fizz; finishes tangy malty slightly bitter
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a medium viscous brown. Nuts? Fruits spices. Some yeasty syrupy gunk. Ok but a bit off.
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy amber, small head. Floral resinous caramelly nose. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Woody resinous caramel. Deep malt character. Really bitter finish.
Jorn69 (2113) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Havregatan 151229. Bottle (275 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity with dried fruits, sweet caramely, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and malty with dried fruits.