klas (397) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (30 SEK). A bit disappointing, there are other Christmas brews that are much better, including the Mikkeller Via Til Fra.
k0mpsa (2348) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at mikkeller and friends, copenhagen. Dark brown color, almost black. Small light brown head. Aroma is very sweet, spices, plums, cognac notes. Sweet balanced taste, medium body, cognac notes, some smoky.
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Dark brown, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, yeast. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, toffee, bread, alcohol. Oily mouth feel. Dry roasted aftertaste.
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Nordic, Tampere, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small off-white head.
Malt, sugar, gingerbread, spices and some more sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is sweet malt, brown sugar, some alcohol and spices. Not my idea of a great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
marcus2013 (18) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, 9.1% abv. Aroma got hints of dried fruits and malt. Dark brown with beige head. Complex taste of caramel, candi sugar, spicies, coffee and roasted malt. Aftertaste brings out some taste of alcohol. The beer feels thick and the ending a bit dry.
olio (8880) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, 9.1% abv @ Gastropub Nordic.
Pours clear dark red color with a small head. Aroma is spicy and malty, some weird metallic notes though, caramel and wood also. Flavor of ripe fruits, toffee, yeast, spices and grain. A bit off-balanced and raw feel to it. Somewhat disappointing.
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a big brown head. Smells caramell malt, nutty, some coffee and roasted malt. Tastes roasted malt, caramell malt, abit sweet, coffee and a clear bitterness with a similar finish.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Rated on 28.11.2013.
Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, some metallic notes and orange zest. Flavour of caramel malts, salt, alcohol, ginger, very sweet syrup and bread. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and flat carbonation. Lacks complexity and body. They can do better.
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, hazy beer with a beige head. Nose: A strange smell of rubber! Something wrong with this bottle? I also sense dark fruit, spice, belgian yeast, coffe and brown sugar. Taste: Gladly no taste of rubber! Caramel malt, dark fruit, spice, coffee, dark syrup and dark bread. A light body with a little waterish taste. I think Mikkeller can do better than this!
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown-amber with creamy-yellow top, thick and rocky, light lacing.
Aroma of dark malt, heavy toasted, alcohol pungent, raisins, dark-caramel-syrup, yeasty. Foam was pleasant herbal bitter, but in flavor hopping dissapears to me, more bitter from dark malt. Interesting Belgian strong ale with similarities with strong dark lager or strong porter, with interesting touch of toasted or roasted malt. One 750ml bottle was too much to me although gravity wasn’t obvious. Medium+ body, not so dry finish.