Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky brown color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of mulled wine. Taste is spiced pumpernickel bread. Good stuff.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s hazy red-brown with a creamy head and the aroma has notes of caramel, malt, light alcohol and fruit. The sweet flavor has notes of roasted malt and loads of caramel, warming alcohol, fruit and the finish is dry with hints of licorice.
gunnfryd (9714) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour witha beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, hop, fruit, malt. Nice beer.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the 1st CBC Sunday Tasting. Thanks to the Cad. Pours a gorgeous amber with a small, white head. Winter berry and spice aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor, just subtle raisins, bit of caramel. Some golden raisins. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, sweet berries, some light raisin notes, toasted sugar. Pretty sold beer this.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki)
I’ll separate Anna’s comments, so that if I get a nastygram from the brewer, he can direct them to her, not me. "Green apple - that’s a brewing flaw, ... ewww that’s not very nice". I get a bit of the green apple, but some sour raisins, some acetone or other solvent. Smooth palate, gentle carbonation. Sweet caramelly body, quite a waft of alcohol goes up the nose. More belgian than English, got that heady sweetness. More apple in the finish. Does cover actual alcohol, but alas has replaced that with something solventy. Ewww, don’t let it warm, it gets worse the warmer it gets. It’s a good job Ares left, otherwise he’d continue his rant about us only drinking bad beer.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 33 cl bottle thanks to gunnar, from a trade
BB 300915, sampled on December 3, 2011
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Bitter, grainy taste, some alcohol. Grainy aftertaste, a bit roasted. Rather smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Rune (7246) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s still winter with a lot of snow in the extreme north where I live, so a warming winter beer seems just appropriate on a Saturday eve. 330ml bottle, bb.31.09.15, bought at Vinmonopolet Oslo City. Pours a cloudy, apricot coloured body topped by firm amount of beige, foam that stays well and leaves fragile lacing at the glassware. Smell of sweet malts and dried fruits. Plums and raisin in flavour together with earthy malts followed by a ending containing lighter notes of yeasty fruitiness along with alcohol warmth. Well bodied, but aroma and flavour feels rather subdued (Tromsø, 16.04.2011).
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Low but lasting creamy dense off-white head. Hazy orange red brown body. Lovely roasted malt choccolate caramel cream sweet aroma. Would have loved to be able to smell the raisins, but so sorry mates I cannot do that. Slightly peppery choccolate caramel hoppy flavor with a high carbonation and a long bitter sweet aftertaste. A hint of alcohol but not too overwhelming.
Meilby (6240) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carboantion is soft.
Hansen (6150) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet malty, old yeasty, dark bread, real nice. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish moderate bitter. Some sharp notes. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.