FatPhil (10893) - 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.
madsberg (10786) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Bottled: Dark ruby. High carbonation. Very nice foam. It has a very pleasant - and christmaslike - aroma. Notes of spices and some yeast. Nice. Flavour is spicy, smoothe, well-balanced and has strong notes of coffee. Very nice bitterness in the end. One of the best Scandinavian christmasbrews, I've tasted.
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
red-brown colour, big head, fine spicy aroma, very malty, long bitter and spicy finish - very satisfying
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2006. Dark amber with a red hue and a nice creamy head. The aroma is hoppy and spicy with notes of malt. The flavour has nice hoppy notes and a good bitterness, notes of fruit, roasted malt and caramel. Sadly also a bit of alcohol, that brings the flavour a slightly out of balance, and makes it a bit edgy and not as harmonic as the other lovely Jämtland beers. But it’s quite nice anyhow. 1837
Rune (9363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget Kiruna, via djoeye. Deep brown coloured body, ruby highlights to the content. Rocky, beige head slowly diminishing. Spotty lacing. Roasted aroma with notes of earth, nuts and coffee. Malty flavours, more burnt than roasted. Hints of wood, liquorice and choco-caramel followed by citrus peels towards the ending, Medium bodied. Pleasing and tasty (Tromsø 26.12.2014).
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 11/19/2006
50 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget.
Fruity and malty a bit chocolate scent, some sourness and burnt rubber. Some hops in the back. Clear red brown color, tan head. Full mouthfeel. Lots of smoke and metal, coffee and burnt taste. Low hop bitterness, but astringent and sharp tannins puckering mouthfeel. High CO2 spritziness. Some spices and alcohol. Cascade like hoppy taste when it warms up. All in all not as good as I had expected it to be.
50 cl bottle thanks to Daniel (not on ratebeer). Sampled on December 23, 2012.
Clear brown color, big teal head. Sweet, malty, caramel, fudge scent. Sweet, buttery, bitter taste. Dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel, high dry bitterness.
50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On November 30, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, small off-white head. Grainy, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, grainy, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high to high bitterness.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy brown rum sweetness laying the foundation for some able grassy hop bitterness...Caramel and cherry candy make for a solid malt body, as hop pepperiness takes over somewhat roughly...Malt sweetness soon reconciles and reclaims its dominion though...Thanks Per!!...
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Clear dark amber-brown with a an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruits, caramel and honey notes. Sweet malty flavor with fruits, caramel, a hint of alcohol and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied.
JorisPPattyn (8440) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with clear reddish shine; slim white head. Dark sweetish chocolate in the nose, bit of dark fruit, even vinous. Taste of dark, but not bitter chocolate. There is a bit of malt sweetness in this beer. Character of dessert wine. Although little carbonation visually, very obvious in the mouthfeel. Rather refreshing beer! Medium bodied. Warming up gives coffee notes, but never bitter. Strange beer. I think that, poured from a dark container, one could fool quite a lot of people making them believe this is anything but beer. It certainly isn't bad.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, BB 03/07. Poured a really cool shade of clear garnet with a medium, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-spiced English toffee and caramel notes.. rather dusty overall, with very good dark fruit coming through with warmth. The flavor shows quite a bit of degredation.. sour oxidation notes had a rather vinous quality.. toffee and some spices at the core.. finished with some sour cardboard and dark fruit. Medium-bodied and sour on the palate, but you could tell that this was good deep down.