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
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.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottle... Very dark, burnt orange lager with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Understated aroma with afterthoughts of chocolate and smoke. Hearty, but nondescript flavor for the most part... other than some light roastiness. Leans a touch on the bitter side of balance. Medium-bodied with a whole milk mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, medium bitter finish. Thanks go out to marsiblursi for providing the bottle!
Sammy (7716) - 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.
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.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 First rating
50 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget.
Clear dark red color, big creamy beige head. Chocolate and a bit orange scent, hoppy as well. Big body and bitterness. Chocolate malt and hoppy taste. Chocolate and bitter aftertaste.
(Cask at Akkurat, STockholm)
Dark red brown color, tan to brown head. Smooth roasted scent. Roasted and fruity taswte with a bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, BB 05/07, thanks to lagomswedish! Poured a clear, deep garnet with about an inch of creamy deep beige head. Aroma was of sweeter chocolates and darker fruits with an interesting herbal grainy twist to it. More chocolate than the nose.. lightly-roasted and rather tasty.. back-end had lots of sweet, tacky notes that became a bit cloying.. sticky, super-sweet chocolate finish. Did I mention that this was sweet? OK feel, but came across as powerfully OK.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle sampled at Finn’s. Ruby-black body. Missing head. Malty aroma mixed with a citrus touch. Mellow fruity flavour offset by firm liquorice and caramel notes. Roasted bitter ending. Moderate carbonated. Well balanced (23.02.2007).
Skinnyviking (6223) - 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.
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.