Habanero (3343) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of slightly roasted caramel, raisins and berry notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice winter ale.
Foffern (1467) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. One year old. Pours a clear, amber color with a small, beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, berries, leather, caramel and oak. The flavor has more caramel, dried fruit, wood and leather. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A nice, balanced and rich ale with a lot of dried fruit through it all.
Rasmus40 (14419) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers. Unclear reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and lots of dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with hints of warming alcohol. Soft. 081214
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Nordic Brew 2014, Fredrikshavn, Denmark. Clear amber/copper beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, raisins, banana, figs, crackers, some toffee. Caramel flavor, raisins, figs, banana, crackers, warming alcohol.
aleksander9 (882) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark ruby with small tan head. Aroma is raisins, dark fruit, caramel, and some alcohol. Slick palate. Aftertaste is rich, dark, fruity, raisins, caramel and spicy alcohol. Overall: Nice and easy drinking winter ale.
kalervo (874) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mikon kanssa Pyöräkadulla. Not exactly my cup of beer, quite nice ale still, sweet and malty in a drinkable way.
ineedbeer (1310) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle courtesy of my Secret Santa, gunnar. Aroma is very sweet with lots of caramel and toffee. Lighter burnt sugar character along with raisin, fig and prune. Hints of roast and a touch of alcohol. Pours a slightly hazy, copper amber color with some light brown hues. A thin, tan head quickly disappears. No lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is also fairly sweet, more so in the finish. Moderate caramel and toffee notes with faint roast. Moderate raisin with light fig and prune and faint cherry. Some burnt sugar and a touch of alcohol in the finish. Low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low but noticeable alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer and good for the winter but I am not a huge fan of the overly sweet, raisin and burnt sugar forward beer. A nice sipping beer, but I think I would choose a bigger beer for a sipper on a cold night.
miquelcrush (1861) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bona cervesa, es equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.
k0mpsa (1854) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from alko järvenpää, finland. Hazy dark ruby color, white head. Aroma is malty, bread, spices, raisins. Sweet malty body, rye bread, raisins, spices, licorice, hint of alcohol on the back.
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan head, unclear amber-copper body.
Dark malts and fruity hops to the nose.
Tastes dark caramel malts, hops, dark syrup, cognac, dissolved raisins, yeast, fermented berries.
Finishes malty on the barbecue (roasted) side.
Well balanced. 33CL 8.3% B@Vinmonopolet.