MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. nice ruddy/rusty copper color, with a medium tan head that is moderately creamy. aroma is sweet, malty, and spicy - the demerera and brown sugar apparent. coriander and cinnamon also represent. The sweetnes plays with the hoppy aroma to make it juicy, like fresh grapefruit peels mashed with earthy pine needles. flavor threw me off at the start - I did not read the label and was expecting a traditional european yule ale. began with tangy-malt and went right to leafy hop bitterness. the spices are there in the middle, then they transition to toffee/caramel malt, demerera sugar, and back to hoppy bitterness. finish is fading hoppy bitterness. On a blind taste-test I would have guessed this as a limited release Lagunitas brew. very funny but accurately categorized as an American Strong Ale, aces for whoever did that!
Cantabrian (781) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet, maple syrup and dried fruits aroma. Cloying. The appearance is not cool. Watery brown, looks like the product from a tummy bug. Flavour is malty, honeyish, with some boring Christmas cake, and a not particularly memorable combination of spices - but not unpleasant either. Palate is quite thin. In the end, this is not my kind of beer. I can’t say that it is bad, but seems to be far away from the excitement stirred by its Baltic Porter sister.
TEJA (1262) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Shorts brown head. Clowdy red amber color. Spicy aroma in a fine balanced style. Caramell taste but low sweetness. A bit thinn body and metallic taste.
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml (7.3%) @ home
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar, nuts and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a slightly warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
WilleLW (173) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark colour with a small head. Aroma of metall, burnt sugar, some wood and molasses. Taste of burnt sugar, caramel and some molasses. Smoorh and soft taste. Althought with a somewhat thin mothfeel.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
23.02.2014, 0,5l bottle (7,3%) @ home:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, weeds, sugar, dried dark fruits, almond cake, grass, toffee, yeast, alcohol, nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, caramel malts, hay, yeast, grass, almond cake, sugar, weeds, raisins, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly thin mouthfeel. Boring.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 5-21-2010 - This bottled beer pours a medium very fizzy head that quickly dissipates, orange brown body, minimal carbonation noted, floaties, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, coriander, spicy, and cinnamon. The taste is sweet, malty, spicy, coriander, lightly hoppy, and has a semi-dry finish. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a very nice flavor. It is a sipping beer and would be a nice winter time beer.
BiffNilsson (182) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ljusbrun med gulaktig skinkorna som försvinner direkt. Söt doft och smak. Ganska alkoholig i smaken. Jag är inte överens med andra som gett denna ett högt betyg. Jag upplever den som obalanserad.
Japalo (1122) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Copper clear. One finger foam. Spicy sweet cinnamon coriander. Stale caramalty. Sweet some tart/dry medium mouthfeel. Complex. Interesting brew. Exp. 2009 but still standing with it's 8%. No sour milk!
alkolas510 (573) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mörkbrun med medium stort ljusbrunt skum! Maltig och någon sorts julkrydda i både doft och smak! Ok öl!
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brun öl med beige skum. En jordig doft med bröd, malt och nötter. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med toner av torkad frukt och karamell.