ekstedt (4902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty and roasted malt aroma, some vague berryish notes, spicy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Lilja (1204) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska vid namn Holy Cow. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell med rostade toner och aningar av torkad frukt, citrus, choklad och röda bär. Rund och len med lagom beska och sötma.
Idiosynkrasie (2724) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle [as Holy Cow]. Clear, ruby red glowing brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Rather expressionless, undeveloped, dark malty aroma. Taste is dry dark malty, slightly roasty, very subtle sweetness; in the finish minimally peppery spicy and bitter hoppy.
klas (164) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (29 SEK). Branded as Holy Cow Cranberry Milk Stout in Sweden and sold as a Christmas seasonal brew. I had expected more Cranberries, almost not noticeble.
stecken (67) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is berries and nuts. Taste is the same with slight bitterness. Light to medium body, thin mouthfeel, bitter finish with some sweetness.
Finwe (357) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark red with an off-white head. Roasted, a bit sour aroma with slight berry-like component. Bitter, roasted flavour with lactic hue and a sour component. A bit thin body.
gyllenbock (3667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. (labeled as Holy Cow)
Clear dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, nuts, light berries and dried fruit. Soft and easy to drink, not extremely sweet. The body was on the thin side. Drinkable but nothing special.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, tar, fruity, metallic notes. Strange berry and metal flavor, roasted, chocolate, cranberries, lingonberries. Thin bodied, with metal, chocolate and berries in the finish. Not that good...
SamTheBarrel (146) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours clear dark mahogany with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, milk chocolate and butterscotch. Light sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Medium-light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer, however I could not detect any cranberry, and it was not as sweet as I had expected.
thomat (1782) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with a medium tan head. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.