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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The Gotland, or Viking beer has been extinct for some time... or has it? The ingredients: Smoked, pale, rye, wheat, and sour malts. Juniper, German hops, Blessed Thistle, Bog Myrtle, bread yeast, and birch bark... all aged in whisky wood. We bet you never tasted anything quite like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Smells of rootbeer and herbs. Medium bodied, a touch of smoke and sweetness, floral fruit, cherries and tannins, herbal, juniper. Nice stuff going on here, minty and herbal, lots of flavors. Long tangy tart finish with some citrus. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3195) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle at Clockworks. Pours golden brown with big herbal nose. tastes of mint skol dip, junipers, tea, herbal and wood bark. plenty carbonated almost like how I picture medieval medicine to taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13104) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Cornboy. Shared at End of History Tasting. Pours amber white head. Nose/taste of smoke, juniper, tree bark, orange peel and mint tobacco. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown fuzzy pour with tan bubbles. Malty, fruit and spice flavors, some aging but held up pretty well considering. Aromas are malty, some fruit and spice tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
At jtclockwork’s The aroma is pine, tea, earth, mint. The appearance is hazy orange, white head. The flavor is smoked, vegetable, earth, pine. The finish is smoke, salt, pine. Different at every phase. Fascinating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma of tea, mint, ginger, basil and tobacco. Pours red with very little head. Taste is mint tobacco, juniper, tart cranberry, basil and caramel. Complex and wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
8/26/2008. 750mL bottle from notalush. Hazy brown orange with a small off-white head, low retention. Aroma of wintergreen Lifesavers and Kodiac tobacco and some leather, light juniper. Flavor is kinda sweet with more leather, light citrus tang. Dry finish with bitterness at a 2. Low carbonation with a medium body. Luckily, not infected, though a very strange beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2009
From a 750mL Bottle. Courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Mostly transparent, honey gold colored pour with a quickly dissipating, wispy white head. Nearly still. Intriguing aromas of orange peel, spicy oak, and faint smoke. Some of the juniper characters still show through, revealing a faint pine resin character and some spicier, barky woody qualities. Perfumey. Medium bodied, nearly still carbonation levels. A light sourness come out right away on the palate, combining some lemon rind flavors with a mild grape skin tannin. The tartness transitions smoothly into the light smoke qualities, which are spiced nicely by the piney juniper qualities. Bizarre, but the flavors actually work really well together. The body is also pleasantly light, but full of flavor. Oxidation effects are also subdued. More carbonation would be nice, as the flavors don’t seem to have taken a negative turn. Thanks, Paul!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5691) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2008
25 oz bottle, via Dickinsonbeer. Pours a clear orangish body with a small fizzy off-white head that vanished to a very thin ring immediately. Interesting super spicy nose with some sweet maltinss, smoke, and lots of herbal notes. Pepper, juniper, orange peel, and a whole mix of odd things. Spice overload on the flavor, very unusual herbalness, sweet citrus and honey, a little heat on the finish. Complex, but not easily describable malt complexity. No signs of bad aging here. Mouthfeel is full and slightly viscous with a little bit of a clingy stickiness, great fine sparkling carbonation that really cuts through the body well. This is delicious. I can see where some may not have cared for this, but it’s pretty great. This appears to have held up wonderfully.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head consisted of a few small soap bubbles. Smelled of old shoe leather, subdued vinegar, and a hint of mint (ala menthol cigarettes). Medium bodied and minimally sweet with a hint of acidity and mild bitterness. Carbonation was on the low end of the spectrum. Earthy and spicy. Plenty of nonspecific spices I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Interesting beer.

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