fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany color, clean, with medium sized head. Aroma of malt and oak barrel, cane sugar, hint of oxidisation. Full bodied; rather sweet caramel flavor with sweet nuts traces; unfortunately the alcohol is too present, and it seems to be the sole counterpart of the sweetness, rather than some more solid bitterness. Some vegetable soup in the end.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 650ml @Per
Deep clear ruby color, small off-white head. Vanilla and caramel in the nose. Medium-bodied. Caramel, vanilla. Alcohol warm. Quite sweet and simple. Barrel-aging of lager is not perhaps the best idea.
holdan (230) - USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby with nice generous soft head. Aroma dark fruits, oak. Taste sweet dark fruits, caramel malt, little boozy. Full body text, smooth, Finish sweet and boozy.
Frovigalning (2410) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smeet and malty taste and smell with a boozy finish. This will probably age very well.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks zvikar. Lovely deep reddish amber color with a big off-white head. Great malty aroma with caramel, chocolate, lots of vanilla, bourbon and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, lots of vanilla, wood, chocolate, a touch of coconut, nutty notes and mild alcohol notes. Medium to full-bodied. Really nice.
CarlJonas (188) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish ruby red with a small eggshell coloured head that leaves slowly receding drapes. Vineous malty aroma with dark fruits and distinctive traces from the barrel ageing. The taste is big, malty and sweet but balanced against the smooth alcoholic notes. The ageing has left a distinct mark. Rich mouthfeel, low carbonation. Lovely.
chribban (86) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear, redbrown beer with a beige head that dissapears fast with no lacing.
Nose: Fudge, butter, pine, dark syrup, dried fruit, vanilla, honey and raisin.
Taste: Sweetness, pine, caramel malt, dried fruit, raisin, bourbon whiskey, brown sugar and bread.
Medium body with just a hint of carbonation and the warmth of the alcohol.
Very sweet but fantastic!
Nisse666 (3540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, big from SB cons 2013-11-15 Göteborg
AR: mmm loads of rasins, plums, dadels, coffey, chocolate, vanilla, brandy sweeties
AP: dark ruby clear, wee fizzy beige head
F: full bodied, rasins, warming feeling, plums, dadels, brandy sought rasins fudge, vanilla, rich cabonation, medium high bitternees. Very well done brew!
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: caramel, butterscotch, toffee, alcohol, spicy, earthy hops, wheat.
Ap: ruby colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: soft bitterness, alcohol, lots of Wood, big sweetness, earthy hops, lots of layers.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, long warming finish.
O: very nice.
Pyrmir (2362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Clear dark amber with little head. Aroma vinous, ripe fruit, alcohol, bourbon, yeast and caramel. Taste is sweetvinous, fruity, caramel, some vanilla and alcohol.
RoNo (21) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Offwhite head that disappears quickly. Light brown to red. Aroma of resin, caramel, butter, honey and raisins. Tastes of cherries, raisins. Very nice sweet taste. Mouthful has a soft and comfortable feeling.