mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a light beige head. Aroma is very malty with notes of liquorice, some chocolate, butter/diacetyl and a hint of hoppy freshness. Flavour is malty with loads of liquorice but also some chocolate and a coule of roasted coffee beans. The finish is a bit harsh with notes of coffee and with some bitterness. I found this beer a bit boring.
thewolf (10537) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
[Vintage 2006 - BBE 05/07]
Pours a deep brown with a great creamy beige head. Great lacing. Aroma is mild chocolate, roasted malts and light hoppiness. Very nice, light and round mouthfeel. Flavour is greatly roasted with a good background of chocolate. Very well-rounded!
dalkvist (4) - Gävle, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice locking beer deep brown/red almost black colored body with a light brown head.
The nose pickup roasted malt and light hops, flowery.
Taste of malt, roasted and chocolate flavors, followed by herbal bitterness of the hops, and at the very end, lingering dry bitterness with hints of roasted coffee.
A bit aggressive, but, jet fairly well balanced.
A nice beer, to bad its no longer available at any of my local systembolaget shops, I think this beer deserves shelf space.
Sampled on 2007-12-19, 500ml bottle.
Eriked (14) - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown. Roasty nose, lots of chocolate and licorice. Wonderful flavour, unbelievably yummy. Richly hoppy with notes of chocolate and slightly licoricy.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cL bottle, courtesy of omhper. Thanks, Per! Pours a very deep dark mahogany color; bright off-white head with creamy, medium-sized bubbles (almost like milk froth) with textured, thin lacing. Plenty of nougat and lightly roasted malts in the aroma; cocoa powder and chocolate; sweet without being sticky. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of cocoa and milk chocolate and nougat; a warm vanilla note permeates the mid-palate, with a bready note, and slight citrus adding some nice acidity. Lengthy, doughy and vanilla finish; ends quite soft (think: cloud).
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Bottle. Deep brown color with a beige head. Aroma of roasted/burned malt, chocolate, toffee, and coffee. Tastes of roasted and sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and a bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. A bit similar to a stout/porter.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 5   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 5   Lacing : 5   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : 3   Caramel : 3   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 2   Coffee : 2   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : 2   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : XX   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 1   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 5   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : 5   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Huge stunning mountainous head. Grainy, well toasted, mild coffee-like, chocolate icing reminiscent, profound beer that, as Jamtlands always does, goes beyond stylistics definition. Sweet and dry, sweet and dry, it’s a switch. Medium vanilla undertones all along. No sourness. Very full-bodied. Complex and hugely drinkable. Even goes further with swift, enclosing floral and herbal hoppy undertones. Fresh and vibrant, I believe this may very well be my favourite Swedish beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from systembolaget. Dark brown with ruby edges and a small, dying cream head. Aroma of roasty and burnt malts, brown sugar, strawberry and chocolate. Flavor is both fruity and burnt with a bitter finish and nice hop spice. full malt profile and smooth crisp balance. Body is full but not thick, fizzy but smooth. Good balance to Hell, but I didnt enjoy it as much as Hell was simply outstanding for its style.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good Shwartz, thanks to Abusmaster. With roasted graininess and creaminess, and a moderate malty aroma and good laciness. Brown with white head.Secondary chocolate and coffee/postum. A great session at 5%. Smooth drinking. Medium mouthfeel.
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... Deep brown ... smokey roast malts ... smooth roast malts again some tobbaco and coffee