FatPhil (8126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg (Oliver Twist)
Anna says: Red-brown. Aroma of light hops. Slight sour-fruits accompanies a restrained bitterness for a refined taste. A little sweetness and spices (with a hint of zest perhaps) but quite drinkable because they are not overdone. Unusually, Phil did not share this.
Defreni (2222) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske. mørkebrun øl med et tydeligt duftindtryk af alkohol og nødder. Fin humlebitterhed efter en let brændt øl der ikke er så julet igen, hvilket er meget lækkert.
thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought at Systembolaget, Malmö. Thank you, myrup. Pours great mahogany with a small, frothy/creamy, off-white head. Mild aroma, some roasted malts, a little fruitiness and general sweetness. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel - light dryness. Fine malty flavour, light chocolate, fine roasted malts. Good dryness. Some light cherries with some light hoppiness. Really nice and very drinkable.
finol (1888) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Dark brown-red with a off-white head.
Tastes almoast like a porter.
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Big coarse, lightly tanned head. Lasting with fine lacework. Brilliant dark ruby-brown body. Inviting malty and fruity aroma. Suggestions of mild spices and chocolate. Chocolate-ish malt flavor, fruits and spices and a nice rounded sweetness, balanced by a gentle hopbitterness. Medium body. Feels soft and smooth in the mouth. Malty, mild bitter ending. I like this a lot.
Gusgus (227) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 081129. This one might be a bit off, but most likely its just not a good batch. Yeasty and sourish aroma and flavor. Not much aromatics otherwise. I seem to get a lot of badly made Jämtland beer these days...
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a dark brown/red color. Aroma is fruity with some roasted malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and nice. Taste is dark fruits,spice and some rosted malt.
larsga (5829) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium light brown head. Deep dark barely translucent red body. Light roasty sooty aroma with sugary fruity notes. Dry-sweetish roasty minty taste with resiny chocolatey notes. Lightish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry burnt spicy licorice and chocolate aftertaste with light acidity. Nice, drinkable. (0.5l bottle from gr0ve.)
Linnet (940) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
creamy beige head. Colour is almost black. Aroma is hoppy, spicy, caramel, dark fruit. Flavour is sweet, spicy I think I note some flavour of coffee and chocolate. There is a very nice biterness to this beer. This year’s edition is much better than last year’s.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby beer, bottled.
Rich and malty. Sweet, a little burned sugar. Some hoppy dryness, though it comes across as too sweet.