ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 (Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Oh my, this is probably one of the best Swedish beers I’ve sampled to date. It pours out in a opaque black colour topped with a low but long lasting brown head. Huge aroma of wood, tar, nuts, smoke, dark chocolate, whisky and ink. The flavour is really intense and decadent of smoked wood, concentrated black coffee, nut-shells, salmiak, anise-seeds and ink. Long and rather dry and thick aftertaste of wood, dark bitter chocolate, anise, smoke and alcohol. Probably a fantastic beer, yes, it’s great!
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Colour is opaque black, with a firm pale brown head. Nose is roasted with loads of liquorice and soy sauce. Hints of smoke, rather tarry, and with some vanilla notes. A bit sweet. Taste is roasted (can even detect hints of birch ashes), again with loads of sweet liquorice, soy sauce, espresso with sugar. Body is full, thick and creamy, but with some prickly carbonation on the tongue. Lots of everything in the finish, even some hoppy bitterness (I suppose it had to arrive sooner or later). Warming, massive and very tasty.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1921: Womens right to vote in Sweden.
1967: The Beatles releases their album Sgt. Pepper.
1969: Man conqueres moon.
1979: I was born.
2006: Kaggen Stormaktsporter.
rlgk (7470) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2007 Nice black color. Aroma from honey and whisky, malty and with some tar. Flavor from whisky, tar, some ashes, malty notes. Oily palate, wonderful body.