fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, between dark amber and brown; small sized head. It has a mild aroma of caramel, paper and bark. Smooth mouthfeel; the body is correctly structured; pleasant caramel flavor, but without the elegance and strength of German beers; light smoke trace; the final shows a bit more of dark caramel. Pleasant, balanced, smooth, but not exciting.
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma is malty and a little smoked and roasted and also a little caramel. The colour is amber and a little tanned head. The flavour is fruity and spicy and a littel caramell.
A really nice christmas beer
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle - birthday gift from SaintMatty - thanks!
7 On pouring, tons of banana. In the glass, there’s still plenty of banana, but a pleasant dry wooly smokiness too. Was served cold, so expect it to evolve.
4 Lovely deep red, with an brief spongy orangy tan head.
7 Great rich roasty taste, a touch wooly. Some liquorice and slightly christmassy spices there too.
4 Full palate, smooth and a touch sweet, and with pleasant carbonation. Finish picks up from the roastiness of the taste, and continues with actual burntness, and a bit of barky bitterness.
14 Covers the alcohol well. Full of flavour, rich and warming. Good one. Thanks SaintMatty!
Zita (4643) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light smoked sweet aroma,brown golden, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long nice finish.
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some smoked notes. Moderate bitter nice smoked flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Hansen (6629) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Nordic tasting. Brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet, roasted, notes of smoke. Laqurice. Flavor is sweet, faint acid, more smoke, light sweet. Creamy texture.
saxo (14044) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are wood, smoke, caramel, syrop, fruits and hops.
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan in Stockholm, Sweden. The pour is a hazy red with a thin, off-white head leaving scant lace. Aroma is heavy mint, olives, salt, socks, sweat, odd numbing spices, sage, and maybe raspberry (?). Older cheesy hops (?). Taste is lighter than expected, bitter, soapy, chalky, powdery. Dry, powdery palate. Not really feeling this one.
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle at The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, Sweden. Staff recommendation, and a good one. Dark cloudy brown. Aroma of campfire and burnt toffee. Taste is like a perfect scotch. Nice stuff.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is bready malts, some smoked and roasted notes along with some spices and caramel. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, wooden, spicy and mildly herbal notes as well. As it warms up some smoked wet wooden notes start to show. Fruity and grassy bitterness along with mild smoke in the finish.