LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red/brown with an off-white head with lots of minimal bubbles. Light smoke aroma, with malt, vörtbröd, christmas spices and fruit. Taste: malty, smoky, although not a meaty smoke, some dried fruits, orange with cloves, sweet and fruity with some acidity and a low bitterness. Medium-bodied with quite lively carbonation. This is nice and can work well with many of the Christmas dishes.
SaintMatty (5992) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle - Brown with red tinges and a tan head. Smoky and fruity aroma with hints of ham, dried fruit, spice and caramel. Smoky, fruity and tangy taste with notes of ham, nutmeg and caramel.
SirLimpsalot (2783) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doften är trevlig men ganska diskret kryddig.
Smaken bestĺr av rök, skinka (sälta) och trevlig julkryddor. Eftersmaken avslutar ölen pĺ en mycket trevligt sätt.
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish/brown with a medium tan head. Nice aroma and taste of smoke, ham, caramel, licorice and spices. Medium carbonation and body. A good beer.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
BB 28.9.2011, sampled on October 8, 2010.
Marked 6.5% ABV, though a lower ABV has been crossed out.
Sort of slight hazy dark red color, smallish light brown head. Smoked, acidic, sweet scent. Sweet, smoke, charred malt, salty, wood, charcoal, spicy, alcohol taste. Moussy mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Dry, phenolic, spicy aftertaste.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Red-brown in colour. Begie head. Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate, smoke and some wood. Flavor is from dark roasted malt. Little sweet from liquorice.
Furseth (2026) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:Dark red colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is malty, caramelly, smokey, and there is som spicynes in the end(peppery?)
Flavor is smkey, tar and a nice creamy mouthfeeling, a bit thin body, for an Bockbeer, but enyway nice,smkey beer with inntrerestning taste profil. Medium smkey finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33L bottle (6.5% abv) from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Tall tan big-bubbled head. Brilliant brownish red body. Spicy and minty up front. Subtle smoke and tar, some caramel and toasted malts in the aroma. Smoky and tarry malt flavor. Quite edgy, light sweet and light sour. Tones of berries. Earthy bitterness underneth. Medium body strength. Chalky mouthfeel. Dry finish with smoke and spices. Quite a challenging one. Rough and tasty.
larsniclas (6151) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Dark brown with a medium, tan head.
Smoky, burnt aroma with tar and leather.
Slightly vinous.. Tar, peat and leather in the flavour. Some sweet hint of toffee as well.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown with a tanned head, leaving thin lacings. Aromas of meat grilled over charcoal, caramel and a touch of dried fruits and clove. Rather dry and with only a light bitterness. Smooth beer but with some edge in the smoke. It made a fantastic companion to a hearty pork stew I must say.