mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, BBE 03/08 -- thanks Kolbjørn -- on 2009-02-18) Very deep reddish brown. Small white head. Raisin and malts in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with little carbonation. Raisin, roastedness, bitterness, sweetness and hint of chocolate in taste. Raisin in aftertaste.
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown colourl. Clear. Small white fine-laced
head. Toffee-like aroma with hints of raisins and chocolate. Hints
of pepper. Smooth texture. Rich malty flavours. Slightly roasted,
but mostly dark sweet malts. Low on the hops, except for a little
dry hop bitterness in the finish.
FatPhil (9301) - 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 (2603) - 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 (11176) - 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 (2146) - 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 (4801) - 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 (232) - 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 (6179) - 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.)