_angst_ (4341) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2x 500 ml bottles courtesy of Roland. 2010 and 2011 vintage. Consumed on December 26. --- 2011: Pours amber with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is subtle with some caramel, toffee and sweet fruits. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with toffee, caramel, figs, dates and some cloves. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. 7,3,7,3,15. --- 2010: Looks the same as this years vintage. Smell is much more developed with toffee, caramel and a chocolate character that I can’t find in the newer vintage. Taste is toffee and cocoa with hints of oxidation. There’s also some dates, caramel but I can’t find the cloves I found in the 2011. Finish is sweet with some chocolate fudge. 8,3,6,3,15. --- Quite interesting that there was such a prominent difference.
mzaar (2604) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stora och fina smaker av kaffe och knäck, för en julöl lagom avvägt mellan beska och sötma. Doftar danskt rågbröd och mörk sirap.
kryon (2480) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low head. Aromas are malty, fudgy, bready. Find the palate being better than most christmas beers, quite full and rich. Taste is ok not more.
tkrjukoff (4287) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear ruby dark brown with a huge tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is fruity, malty, toasted and a bit soapy. Flavor is malty, acidy, roasted, fruity and bitter. A bit watery thin body. Finishes bitter malty.
Dazz3 (1790) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Pours brown with a small light brown head. Smells caramell roasted malt. Tastes smoky roasted malt with a bitter smoky finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheJestersBeer (2336) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium copper, with a white head.
Fairly roasted aroma, caramel, quite fruity, hops, dried fruits, almonds, nuts, wax, chocolate.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Fruity, malty taste, caramel, light roast, dried fruits, nuts, toffee, hops, chocolate, slightly yeasty/earthy. (2011-12-14)
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. A lot of raisins, figs along with a rich caramel base with fudge and chocolate. A light hoppy touch of pine and red berries and a medium bitter ending.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, at home. December, 2011.
Pours dark brown with a clear red hue and a off white creamy head. Slightly sweet, nutty aroma with notes of roasted malt, sweet bread, caramel, and butter. Full taste and body with notes of dried fruit, figs and plums. Some spicy malt, bread and warming alcohol towards the end.
hirigalzkar (2761) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Well balanced christmas beers. Notes of coffee, nuts, and dark fruits. A bit hoppy. Quite creamy. Nice.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Trade with omhper. Many thanks Per ! Dar amber color, small froathy off white head. Roasty and nutty malt aroma. Sweet malty taste,nuts, ripe fruit, some coffee. Full bodied , finishes surprisingly dry. nice one !