madsberg (9628) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark reddish Brown coloured. Dense light Brown head. Aroma. Caramel, sweetness, Brown sugar, Spice, plums, prunes, light alcohol. Flavour. Sweetness, coriander, light vanilla, roast, caramel, ripe fruits. Definite portwine character. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet anf fruity with a light Spicy touch. Delicious, but The reel question is. Is it really necessary with all these Indian Spices in a Danish beer?. Why not use the traditional danish Spices like liqourice, orangepeel, cloves and cinnamon.
FatPhil (8552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 750ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Pungent hoppy aroma, very raw - seems like it might appreciate some ageing, lots of orange peel. Quite different in the taste, this one is ready to drink now, unlike previous SLHs I’ve had young, despite the clues the aroma gave. Nice rich roasty body. Smooth palate, nice carbonation. Mellow roasty finish. Look forward to trying one with a little bit of age on it too. 6-12 months would be good, I guess.
Rerate: 750ml bottle - 15 months aged.(7+:5:7+:4:14=3.7++)
Beautiful aroma, sweet, very gently spiced belgian strong dubbel to almost porter roast. Lovely black, small tan head. Spicey estery retronasals, great roast nice and toasty. Nice little burnt finish, and some nice biting noble hops. Mellow rich roast finish, fills out very nicely
Marduk (2009) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Drink Shop Beer Tasting Session nov.2012. Almost pitch black color. Brown creamy head appears and stays. Sweet, licorice, ainse, roast, chocolate, brownies, fruity aroma. Fruity, roasted, chocolate, anise, alcohol, sweet, dark fruits in flavor. Very raw with good potential to be very drinkable beer in few years time.
hackobock (899) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black/dark brown with a large tan head. Coffee, sweet licorice, caramel, dried fruits and some spices in the aroma. Taste is sticky sweetness, mainly licorice and dark sugar sweetness with some roasty notes, some spices and a mild bitterness. Easy drinkable. Medium body.
Furseth (1928) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark red/Black colour, with a creamy head! Aroma had a nice coffee, brown sugar,caramelly, dark choclate. Fruity and some yeastynes was there to. Flavor had a caramellynes,,vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and some dark choclate,sweet maltynes. Some yeastybnes, medium body, and medium finish. Nice Christmas beer!
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Mossy frankincense, cinnamon, and chocolate aroma and taste with light coffee notes and a burnt grain finish and perfume like spice lingering on the far back end.
VsXsV (1883) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown liquid with medium to big, firm light tan head. Very good head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, pumpernickel, chocolate, licorice, raw sugar, bitter orange peel, some light spices and fruity belgo yeast esters. Taste is quite dry and light to medium bitter with a nice, bready maltiness notes of chocolate, orange and light spices. Full bodied with a pleasantly soft carbonation. Good stuff. Not boozy at all like last year’s vintage and also well balanced.
Tjoxen (163) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, licorice and alcohol. Taste is strong with licorice, dark chocolate and a bit coffee. Full body with nice bitter finish. Really good beer.
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Christian Firtal, Odense. Pours nearly black with a creamy beige head. Nose is dark´fruit, banana and dark malts. Estery. Flavor is candy, roast, alcohol and dark fruit. Full bodied.
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arloma - apple/pear, glue, raisins, alcohol
Apperance, Black, yellowbrown foam
Taste -lakkris, coffee, cocoa, coreander, ALCOHOL, burned bitter aftertaste that lasts somewhat.
Palate - thick medium carbon
Overall, unbalanced beer, that is missing something,