Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-amber colouredbeer with a small head. Slightly roasted malty, molasses aroma. Roasted malty taste with a dry light bitter burned smoky finish. A nice and interesting beer but I would not drink a lot of it.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smokey malty and rubbery aroma. Nothing special. Some tea-leaves in flavour and finish. Not very nice.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#50).
Dark brown beer with a fine brown head. Sweet and full aroma of malt, chocolate and caramel with creamy and Jämtland yeasty notes. Mostly sweet in the flavor, roasted malty with spice, hop and fruit. Tasty and well-balanced and really smooth. A beer I could drink again and again.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Deep burgundy coloured. Ligth brown medium lasting head. Chocolate, hops and fruit in the aroma. Hops, fruit, light yeast notes and some chocolate notes in the flavour. Has a nice lasting bitterness in the end.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark ruby-brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, malt, chocolate and ginger in the nose, slightly roasted, creamy mouthfeel,medium-bodied, robust bitterness in a long nutty finish - deeply balanced and very well-made; thanks to fiulijn for this one
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark colour, nearly black; dark greige-brown head, fast dissipating. Very (dark)bready, chocolate & varnish nose. Bread aroma gets more burnt - Maillard? Dry, bitterish taste. Grainy flavours like specific dark grains, roaste barley or oats; slight acidic finish included. Bit smoked too. Mouthfeel bit thinnish, unlike all the grainy flavours would suggest. Good dark bottom-fermenting beer. 'Starkol' is Scandinavian perception. Big thanks to Bjorn & Anders for the Jämtlands choice.
DonRickardo1972 (1) - Haparanda, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2003 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably one of the best beers I know. Felt like an old friend the first time i drank it.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mossy, grapefruit aroma. Roasted wood, charcoal and chocolate flavor. Full & warming. A bit watery.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2003)
Dark with a brownish head. Aroma is wonderful from toffee and butter. Flavor is sweet and malty. Very nice.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark-brown, almost black a good nut-brown head. Aroma of loads of dark burnt malt, black coffee and some bitterness. Taste is vert malty and hoppy in big black body. Strong notes of dark chocolate, black coffee and burnt malt. Bitter grapefruit bitterness. Long dry finish.