Pyrmir (3640) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Brown with small white head. Aroma bready and metallic, some earthy hop notes. Taste is about rhe same, metallic and bready with decent bitterness
olsvammel (3637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SMÖF 2011. It poured a clear dark brown liquid. Smell and taste of dark malts and chocolate. Nice and easy to drink, but I got a feeling I would grow tired if I had a full 50 cl glas.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a clear nutty-brown one with a medium sized off-white top. It smells light peppery-spicy. Some cardboard, sweet caramel and yeast hints. Also traces of chocolate paper. It’s average carbonated and it has a thin watery mouthfeel. Hmm.. More cardboard in the taste. Lot’s of thin watery chocolate paper, some dusty hay, chestnuts and some light burned caramel. Quite a spicy peppery aftertaste on this puppy. Not a great or memorable beer imo, but it’s more than enough to call drinkable. 05.01.2012
Arve_Christian (3359) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Systembolaget Gårda Gøteborg.
Light Brown color, some foam.
Balanced, some sweet raisin flavours
Medium body & complexity
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on November 26. Pours deep copper with a thick grayish brown head that slowly dissipates leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is malty sweet with some resin and bread. Taste is malty sweet and slightly bitter with resin, bread and some pine. Finish is dry and slightly bitter with some chocolate.
Marsiblursi (3046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours orange brown with a creamy, pale nougat colored head. The aroma holds holds caramelly, nutty and cookie-like malt alongside spicy and floral hops. Undertones of wet stone, shellfish, sweet oranges and strawberry/wild strawberries. The flavour light sweet to dry, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Robust malty, mild hoppy and a little fruity. The mouthfeel is soft, creamy and clean with a light to medium carbonation. Well balanced finish of earthy/floral/spicy hops and nutty/earthy/light toffee/dry cookie-like malt. Medium bodied. Tasty and flavorful.
jookos (2753) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@bishops, järntorget. Darkish amber, clear. Very english strong bitter/esb aroma: Light nutty bready malts, herbal hops, some earthyness. Dry body, bready herby finish. Darker caramels, dry hazelnuts. Ok bitter. English seems to be ocean’s trademark.
luttonm (2571) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5l bottle brought from Goteborg by Lars, thanks bre. Deep ruby red, foamy tan head. Crisp, nice hops over amber middle malts. Creamy ale, sweet dry finish. Good hop crispness. Great amber. Slightly metallic, sharp and good. Chocolate malts. Very pretty in glass.
Aniela (2525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishop Arms Skövde. Grass, chocolate, brown, minimal head, No suprises but I enjoyed it.
hirigalzkar (2378) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Glenfiddich Warehouse. The use of the american cascade hops makes this (otherwise) classic English Strong Ale a bit different. Quite fresh and drinkable.