NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle ciourtesy of Marsiblursi. Body is a dark chestnut/hickory color with a nice looking tan head that is two fingers thick, fluffy and lasting. The aroma is a big blast of spice featuring cloves, mace, nutmeg, cardamon, black pepper, white cake and vanilla. Nice.
Fore is soft feeling with hearty pumpernickel, lightly toasted malts, grain husks, muted spice and an overall rustic feel like this was brewed the other day on farm equipment in some dusty back woods shed. The mouthfeel is very nice and the flavor is solid, but the spice of the aroma doesn’t come over fully to the flavor and you are left with a mostly satisfying beer with a somewhat basic flavor profile..
pilsnerrogge (2680) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Dark brown with a moderate, tan head. Aroma is spicy: nutmeg, cardamom and vanilla. The same spices show up in the flavour as well as hops and some smokiness. A flavourful and balanced beer.
Ingevara (868) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a dry smooky fragrance. The bitterness is good, but the smoke taste is too dominating. Some chocolate, some coffee, but - too much smoke.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Top marks to this Swedish micro for coming up with a spicey ale that really is a bit different from the rest.
Looks porterish on the pour, with a thick tan head and a mahogany body. Smells sweet with a stong peppary, cumin aroma.
Tastes somewhat porter-like to, with suggestions of chocolate, nutmeg and orange peel.
Kind of odd - but then that’s part of its charm.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in colour. A brown head. The aroma brings wood, burnt malt, hot spice and ash. The flavor is from tar, dark malt. Interesting...!
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 11/19/2006
50 cl bottle.
Strong rubber and burnt electrical scent. Spices and smoke, sour smell. Burnt rubber sickening sweet spicy taste. Egg and mustard baked ham crusting disgusting taste. No more...
50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On November 30, 2013.
2013 vintage, BB Aug 2014.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, phenolic scent. Phenolic, spicy taste. Phenolic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness, a bit harsh. Nope, don’t really like it still.
Draught at the brewery during a tasting and tour, on December 9, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, dense light brown head. Sweet, spicy, clove, orange zest, phenolic scent. Spicy, malty, cream taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
For some reason liked a whole lot more this time.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: slightly smoky, leathery, fresh wood (not sawdust), nutmeg, malty, odd fruityness, (half acrid background aroma: coriander leaves), chocolate, ginger, syrup, cloves and moss. The label says it’s brewed with nutmeg, caraway, cloves, vanilla & orange peel. Taking another sniff I detect: the caraway. The vanilla is subtly embedded in the malt. The orange peel is also detectable, maybe this was what I thought of as coriander leaves. Appearance: very dark, reddish brown (=black). Pale beige, slightly browntinted head that looks milky and stoutlike. Flavour: lovely bitterness accompanied by a malty, slight sweetness, well balanced, but a bit watery. Palate: good but a bit too slimy, not very carbonated (good thing), round and mellow, buttery and creamy.
Furseth (2031) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark clear red colour, nice creamy head.
Aroma of coffee, lots of spice nelik Nose. Flavor is spicy,coffee, burned coffee beans(bitternes) Balanced smouth, medium bitter finish.
A Nice complex beer, reminds med a bout Nögne Ö Underlig Jul, but this a has a moore smouther versjon.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 (Bottle) Pours dark with a big head. Smokey, spicey aroma with nutmeg and allspice. A bit sour. Cloves and oragepeel in flavour with hints of chocolate, nutmeg, cumin and other spices. A bit mentholish. Second try: Pours dark with red hints. Aroma of nutmeg and mustard. White pepper and cloves. Cloves in flavour with citrus peels. Spicy, light bitter, medium body.
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Dark brown color with a thick of-white foam. Spicy and malty tones together with vanilla and citrus ? Medium body with a dry finish.