OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33L bottle from bestillingsutvalget, Vinmonopolet. Two fingers of fully diminishing beige head. Body is brownish red with good clarity. Modest aroma of nutty malts and dusty hops, along with a vague smell of caramel, dark bread and raisins. Lightly sweet, toasted, medium strong malt body. Some dark dried fruits. Sparesly hopped. Notes of higher alcohols. Light astringent mouthfeel. A certain acidulous fruitiness in a short ending. Drinks ok, but a bit unrefined.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, raisin, light yeast and light alcohol. Flavour is roasted caramel, sweet, raisin and alcohol
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Almost clear, dark copper-brown with a smallish, quickly descending head. Strong aroma of raisins and plums with caramely maltiness and burned sugar. Flavor is caramely and dark-fruity with raisins and lightly roasted, but mostly syrupy maltiness. Low bitterness. Quite full-bodied with low and soft CO2. A very smooth and warming brew with lots in common with Belgian dubbels and quads. It’s missing the crucial yeast part, though, but definitely worth a try. 6237
Arve_Christian (4529) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog last year.
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Malty aromas, sweetness in taste.
Full body & high complexity
mr_h (4425) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Rune - hazy brown ale, roasted caramel malt and alcohol aroma, small creamy tan head, sweet, malty, alcohol flavour, carbonation on the low side, bitter aftertaste
visionthing (4359) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, roasted malt, alcohol and spices. Sweet and fruity with lots of raisins and some spices. Slightly bitter finish. Reminds me a bit about gløgg. Anyway it’s a nice winter warmer. (BF310915)
Holmen1 (4343) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra Polet og på Cardinal, jan-12: Har likt denne hver gang jeg har prøvd. Interessant med den utpregede rosinsmaken. Håper de lager en ny batch av denne.
Douberd (4301) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Lervig Brewers Reserve Winter Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a nifter, ABV 8.3%
Deep red colour on the body, cloudy, with a small and thin tan head on top. Average retention.
Aroma of caramel, red fruits, figs, raisins.
Sweet taste, malty, with red fruits, caramel. light metal, raisins, figs, alcohol.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation, sticky palate.
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of gnoff. Pours clear dark amber brownish wuth a small bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweet, raisins, malty, fruity and hoppy. Flavor is fruity, phenolic, malty, raisins, a bit sweet, madeira and bitter. Finishes bitter malty.
JohnRMurdoch (4162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Rune. Hazy medium brown colour, good head. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Sour malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not really my thing.