Brewed by Oppigårds Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Hedemora, Sweden


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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
500ml from Rodman’s, D.C. Dark beer with impressive head/carbo, but a fairly anonymous aroma. Very hoppy, bordering on aggressive for the style, with only modest spices and winter flavor. Almost like an alternately spiced Celebration, but not as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 19, 2008
Dark mahogany color with creamy tan head. Nice lacing and head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, bread and slight pine note. Taste is of toffee, biscuit malt with bitterness that balances malt flavor nicely. The finish is slightly dry but an excellent satiating brew. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Dark malty aroma with evergreen musty notes. Mahogany color with white, rather flat, head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is dark bread with floral, fruity, evergreen hop mix. The finish is fairly dry, with the malt and hop well balanced (though I didn’t think so at first). Very pleasant in the mouth. Really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
[982-20071215] 1pt0.9floz (Holiday Tasting 2007 @ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY). Musty evergreen aroma has some malty dough grain. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Boozy roasted malt flavour has notes of toasted grass. Medium-full body. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a deep burgundy body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, light floral, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, citrusy hops, and a touch of chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle. Meh, I can see why this beer has low ratings. Pours a nice reddish-brown color with not much of a head. Not much of an aroma. Malty mouth feel, but mainly came off flat and uninteresting. I’ll pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2008
500 ml bottle purchased at New Pioneer Coop in Coralville. Poured a clear ruby red-brown color. Head was rocky and light tan with good retention. Attractive aroma of citrusy/flowery hops and malty caramel. Slightly sweet on the tongue. The flavor profile was malt dominated with nutty/earthy, caramel, and toffee elements. I also tasted some grassy/sprucy hops. The finish was dry with moderate hop bitterness that peaked at about 4 out of 10. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2491) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours a four finger light head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight chocolate nose. Flavor is burnt chocolate. Seems similar to a porter. Slight bitter aftertaste. $5.92 for a 500ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, Or.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle: Pours a medium depth chestnut brown with a small, but creamy sand colored head. Thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is earthy, floral, malty, and spicey. Lots going on, but not too overpowering. Flavor is malty smooth with bits of spice and a lingering florals bitter trailer with that tingling spicey feeling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3684) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2007
This was my annual "Christmas Morning Beer" for 2007 Pours a beautiful deep amber with a big white billowy head that sticks around for almost the full pint, leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is faint, slightly floral with some skunk in there. The first drink caught me just slightly off guard, I didn’t expect anything super sweet at all, but I also didn’t expect anything this bitter. However once I got past that first sip the bitterness let way to a very pleasant hoppiness. I’m not sure what sorts of hops were used in this beer, but I’d like to see more beers in the U.S. that have a hop flavor like this one. There is a slight sweetness that gives way towards the end of the pint. I paid six bones for this pint, which I thought was a bit steep, never the less if it’s around next year I’m sure I’ll buy it again.

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