Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansa, Malmö. Clear very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and Christmas spices. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 150614
SperkeleForce (573) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 50 CL at Pikkulintu. Pours black with white frothy lacing head. Notes o licorice, salty, spices. Not that complex. Pretty straight forward.
RexTalionis (2533) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours black in color with a tan head. Spicy notes, cardamum, christmas feeling here in aroma, subtle though. Spicy in taste as well, cardamum and some herbal notes. Decent.
Reminds me in a way of some vintage xmas bre made by anchor brewing.
MichaelAwesome (4359) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one looks like it tastes. Wonderfully warming with some raisins, a bit of wood, some leaves and chocolate. Deep in its taste, deep in its aromas and just really well balanced. Wonderful one.
McTapps (4359) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cunningham - many thanks, Henrik! The beer pours out in a deep dark amber-brown colour with steady low head and medium body. Nice aroma of barley and herbs. Taste of malt, barley, bread, nuts, herbs and spices. Aromatic finish with cinnamon woods hints. Nice one.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog. Bottle from systembolaget. A pretty average winter-seasonal. Not really my cup of tea.
jmgreenuk (4695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly white head. The aroma is weak malt light red berry fruit. The flavour is weak bitter with a watery light hop spice palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. No sweetness at all in the palate and lacks flavour & body. Way too light for a winter ale.
Psytron (1346) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of coffee, malts. Dark brown colour, brown head. Aroma of copper, spices, coffee. Metallic. Medium bitter. Very flat carbon.
andrepintado (1483) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle thanks to omhper. Color is darky and light red. Head is white and thin. Body is thin and smooth. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet but nicely balanced. Aroma is coffee, caramel, wood, herbs, spices.
Aaron68 (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle @ home.December 27, 2013
Beer bought @ "Systembolaget Strømstad"
Beer from a tulip glas
Dark brown in color with a thin beige head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,spices,smoke and some wood.
Taste is a bit thin with a sweet and slightly bitter finish.