yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at Green Lion. Pours dark brown, golden orange glare with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Roasted malty, light chocolate and distinct fruity flavoured from the hops. Light spiced too. Lingering hops and mild chocolate malt base. Ends dry yet light and refreshing.
Nisse666 (4178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Christmas test 2009-11-27, 2009 edition
AP: dark brown medium high white head
F: bitter matyness, must, a bit oily - a very good christmas ale
pilsnerrogge (2491) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Glenfiddich Wharehouse No. 68, Stockholm:
Pours dark amber/copper colour with a creamy head. Fruity and sweet aroma. Malty, spicy, light roasty caramel flavour.
turbothy (1086) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with good solid head. Malty flavour, good and balanced warmth.
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Dark mahogany - fluffy white bubbles. High malty, berries, caramel, sweetness, fruity, cookies, butter scotch, light diacetyl, light hoppy, spicy, cardboard box !!!
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö.
Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Fruity and spicy aroma with notes of butterscotsch.
Fruity and spicy flavour of caramel with notes of hops and cardboard.
Spicy and hoppy finish.
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Göteborg) Amber color, small head. Diacetyl aroma, butter, vanilla and some fruits. Malty, fruity flavor, hoppy, grassy and a bit dry. Nice hoppy finish.
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity and slightly spicy malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Sweet malty spicy flavor with hints of chocolate and licorice. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm as Ocean Strong Ale. Dark reddish brown appearance with a low beige foam. Big and rather dry aroma of grass, nuts, chocolate cream and spicy hops. Full flavour of walnut, crackers, toasted bread, chocolate sauce and nuts. Bitter finish of earth and nuts with touches of oranges and grass.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2007 Total Score: 4
Draught at MacKinley’s Inn, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish brown colour topped with a big rocky beige foam. Dense but still balanced and complex aroma of nuts, fudge, dried oranges, chocolate-sauce, red berries, yeast and earth. Full, sweet flavour of milky chocolate, almonds, vanilla and figs with dense notes of earthy hops. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Fudge, nuts and dripping chocolate in the finish with subtle hoppy notes of grass and currant. A very well made winter warmer on the complex malty shore. I need more of this!
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours beautiful deep dark red. The aroma is of cookie and caramel like malt with a hop blanket of oranges covering everything. Also some notes of sweet liquorice and chocolate. The undertones hold some notes of fruits and flowers. The flavour is clean, full and complex malty with tones of liquorice and caramel. Some notes of oranges as well. The mouthfeel is mild roasted, soft, round, smooth and full. This as good as this type of ale gets. Extremely clean without being lifeless. I like.