thomat (3236) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a small tan head. Malty and spicy tones. Caramel, fruit, herbs and spices. Medium body with a dry finish.
Vignale (3207) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörk, välkryddat och juligt. En trevlig ny bekantskap.
jmgreenuk (7311) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 Cask at The Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Deep reddish brown pour with a thin bubbly fast dispersing head. A dry yeasty aroma leading into a fruity, medium bitter taste. You could almost chew the fruit. This is a really heart warming flavourful ale and an ideal example of what a Christmas beer should be!
Gbgbrouge (376) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, dark red brown with low off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dark bread, herbs and some pine. Taste is full and a little bitter, well balanced with a medium sweet malt body, slightly bitter after taste. Really nice!
circinus (279) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Clear red/mahogany with a beige head. Berries, bitterness, spices, some roast, very interesting balance between flavours. Medium body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Very nice taste.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2009 2009-12-01, draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 8-4-6-3-13=34
Hazy amber color. It has a very nice hop aroma, a bit fruity, and some caramel. The mouthfeel is drier than I would like, dry caramel flavor, a bit dusty, but this is expected from Ocean.
2007-12-13, cask conditioned at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Dark brown color with ruby shades. The aroma, initially fresh, turns into some simple caramel. Easily drinkable, with a down-to-earth caramel flavor, light chocolate and toffee, medium body strenght, quite strong ending bitterness, with roasted malt too. Plain.
anders37 (22523) - 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.
Ungstrup (34004) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Green Lion, Malmö. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of straw and hops as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, wood, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear reddish brown with a smallish off-white head. Medium body, sweet roasted malts, some dried fruits, berry-like notes and a whiff of smoke. Perhaps a touch of licorice as well. Some perfumy hoppiness comes late leaving some bitterness also. Interesting. 020210
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours dark chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Becomes a thin film rather fast. Aroma is spicy, piney, light smoke and a lot of juniper berries, light chocolate, roasted malts and light cardboard. Medium carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour has light smoke, milky chocolate, roasted malts that dominate in the finish.