SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Copper-red color with a very small, diminishing head. Nice aroma of toasted malts and pretty pungent hops. Flavor is caramel and some roast, but rather dry, and a nice grapefruit hop balance that is pretty bitter. Light and slick palate. Feels like an octoberfest with APA hopping to me. Interesting combo, and it works out okay, thought it’s lacking just a little in the malt department.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty light hoppy aroma. Bery burnt/roasted flavor. Too dominating.
Moderate bitter. Average bitter finish. Oily palate.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2007-12-06. Bottle, 2007 version. Pours clear brown/amber with big beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Notes of smoke, roasted malt, caramel and maybe a little chocolate. Ditto flavour. Nice bitternes in the end. Very balanced and very tasty for a 5,2%’er.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt & caramel but also a less pleasant tone of cauliflower. Nice roasted taste, perhaps a wee bit thin.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2007. Clear medium amber red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, grass, pepper. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, and a nice dry / dusty finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (031107)
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 Dark red color with a fast dissolving off-white head. Sweet lightly roasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee and spices. The taste is burned/roasted malt with notes of caramel, toffee, spices, some sourness and hop bitterness.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Expect the unexpected. Oily with lemon and herbs. Malty, bready and moderate bitterness. Thin body. I’m not sure exactly what I had expeced when poured this brew into my glass but not this.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off-white head on a dark red-brown body. Has a comfortable, filling taste, very well suited for cold Scandinavian Winter days. Hints of caramel and nskomed malt. Perfec ndrink with a warm evening meal.
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nut brown colour with medium head.Taste of caramel and tobaco slight malty and smoked flavor.differant from other X-mas beers.
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ SuperBrugsen Bramdrupdam. Pours a depp dark red-ish brown with a small, slightly fizzy off white head that lasts only a short time. Aroma is deep with lots of burnt caramel, herbs, liqourice and slight spices. Lively but full mouthfeel. Flavour is powerful, with a good roasted caramel edge to it. Some smokyness and a good background of chocolate balanced nicely with Christmas spices that are very well subdued.