muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #15. Bottle. Dark hazelnut color, fairly clear...bit of decaying head...malty, lightly spicy nose features caramel and juniper...spicy/woody flavors with a touch of late cinnamon, lovely thick malt, perhaps a touch too much carbonation but quite nice overall.
visionthing (4385) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours clear copper coloured with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some spicy, caramelly and fruity notes, raisins and hints of herbs. Sweet, malty and somewhat fruity with hints of spices and a medium bitter finish. Well balanced and quite tasty. Nice Christmas beer, but still a bit too much on the sweet side.
tkrjukoff (4274) - 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.
_angst_ (4261) - 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.
stouby (4260) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home.
I bought this beer because of Rick Gordon - thanks! Redbrown with a large light creamy beige head, good lacings, mostly diminishing. Aroma moderate to heavy malty and hoppy (caramel, vanilla, licorice). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, long duration, well balanced. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm in december 2010. Black with a big creamy head. A really nice christmas beer.
Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Average creamy off-white head that mostly diminished. Light brown color with a clear flat body. Aroma of caramel, grain, orange peel, hint of chocolate and Christmas spice, roasted malt, floral, brown sugar. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a light alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Light bitter finish. Ok Christmas beer. 08-07-2007
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty spice aroma, vanilla and toffee. Buttery. Twizzlers. Dark red-amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Silky body with light carbonation. Starts sweet with dry hop presence, malts. Nice notes of vanilla, oak. Alcoholic warming. Finish is light sweet, toffee, and cinammon. Light bitter after.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper colour with a rich off-white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma. Rich hoppy flavour of roasted malts, vanilla and some licorice.
kerenmk (3808) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Nut brown colour, clear, off white head. Liquorice, wormwood, sweet malt aroma. Ash, bitter taste. Light body, light carbonation, ashy finish.