kmweaver (3207) - 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 (1413) - 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 (6154) - 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 (9279) - 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 (16652) - 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
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown dark redish body. Begie head. Aroma brings toffee, coffee and malt. Flavor is malty, butter and coffee.
Skinnyviking (7522) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Small and quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Caramel coffee aroma. Coffee hops flavor in a very good balance. Low carbonation. Long burned malt aftertaste.
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark copper colour. big brownish and solid head. intensive smell of roasted malts, herbs and fruits. begins roasty and with ale-like bitterness. aromes of herbs, coffee and chocolate. mid is milder and more hopsy at the same time. spicy finish. hops, bitter chocolate and coffee.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at NB-ØLlandskamp. Dark red/black - offwhite head. Burned, burned malts, dry burned, roasted, licorice, light sweetness, nice bitterness. Dry bitter finish.