OleR (4585) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Thin tanned head over a clear reddish brown body. Predominant hop aroma with notes of mild coffee and roasted malts. Pleasant and mouthfilling hopbitter taste with semi-dry dark malts and roasty flavors. Dry mouthfeel, good body, and a pleasant and long lasting bitter finish. A really nice seasonal.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark red colour. Begie head. Aroma is nutty. Taste is nutty and malty.Good bitter finish.
thomat (1845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Rover, Göteborg. Dark redish amber with a tan head. Fruity and hoppy notes. Medium body wit a long, bitter finish.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. My second Swedish Easter beer of the night, and yet another English Strong Ale. This looked better than the Jämtlands, with a nice fluffy vanilla-white head and a rich, deep ruby body. Taste-wise though it had a little less character, with a thin mouthfeel and an almost mouldy bitterness. It didn’t taste fresh and it didn’t put me in the mood for Easter.......(although having said that very little does).
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a beautiful dark ruby colour with a good head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Good body with sweet taste of coffee with a more bitter finish of chocolate and a hint of licorice.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red colour with a stable tan head. Roasted aroma with some coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour but with a slightly disturbing sourness.
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper colour, off-white to beige medium head. Aroma is hops! Floral, with citric notes, and dried apricots. There are some roasted malt aromas as well. Medium bodied. Nicely balanced, some mild malt sweetness is transformed to a robust and long bitter finish.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours deep red. Roasted aroma with spicy hops, orange peel, banana, toffee and caramel. Light roasted flavour with some chocolate, orange peel and caramel. Hoppy and medium bitter. Medium body.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Dark copper colour, big beige foamy head. Aroma of roast, barley and some spices. Flavour is extremely roasted barley and malts along with caramel and some minor notes of yeast.
TBone (11740) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 07/2006).
Red ruby brown, nice creamy beige head, lace. Chocolaty, toasted malty aroma - very strong nose. Toasted malty, chocolaty flavor, which finishes to hoppy bitterness. Some caramelly notes. Roasted aftertaste.