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.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was waiting to try this one again, tried it in december and remembered that it was very good. Aroma of dried fruit, especially raisins. Caramel, nuts and some chocolate is also in there. Aftertaste is quite sweet with good tones of raisins. This is a really good christmas ale, looking farward to the next batch when christmas is approaching.
Kavu (1896) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle from flagship Alko. Pours hazy brown with a low head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and raisins. Flavor is malts, raisins, alcohol and hops. Quite nice.
bartlebier (1078) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, takk Palme! (EU Swap-II). Nice balance between mild raisin/malt roast, none too sweet caramel, nor too heavy; raisin fruitiness, winter spice made palatable by the use of a perfectly attenuated yeast = dry, old ale palate. Almost rolled out the bear skin - very well done!
daje (1799) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with esp0r. Hazy deep red with a thin beige head. Aroma of forest fruits, nuts and caramel. Taste is roasty malt with berries and spices, of course the raisins are easy to spot.
Good body, great by the fire in the winter
bergstaden (967) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with light brown head - aroma is of malts and dark fruits - taste is olso malt and dark fruits - very good and easy to enjoy on a dark night
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is cake, sweet malt, raisin, sweet mellow alcohol, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is sweet roasted malt, red apple, clay, umami, late sweet red grapes, cherry notes
gnoff (7327) - 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.
thewolf (10695) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours deep brown with some red in the sides. Medium, creamy, beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, light milky, raisins, malty. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has light coffee, sweet caramel malts that are lightly toasted. Raisins, warming viniousness. Chocolate and light but firm piney bitterness in the end.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odense Catching Up on Stuff Left in the Cellar Event July 2012. Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and dried fruit, with a touch of vineous alcohol. Sweetish malty flavour with plenty alcohol