Metalchopz (2833) - Cantley, Quebec, - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single 330ml brown bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clean dark amber colour (almost copper) with an off-white head, decent retention and nice wet lacing. The carbonation is quite pleasant to look at... going up very slow, with bubbles of different sizes. Aromas of caramel, malt and fruits, with a soft yeast note balancing things. Did not taste much at first, but as it warmed up, the flavours came out. Caramel malt, hints of banana (and other fruits), very mild alcohol, very light hop, with some wood in the aftertaste. Decent brew, but not something I would have a lot of (lacking a bit of character for a Viking beer).
Stuu666 (8341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is raisin, date, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, biscuit, a little harsh.
mr_h (4202) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at home, from Robbie’s Drams, Ayr (bb 31 Aug 2016), sweet malty, esters aroma with the faintest hint of spice, deep brown with no head (filtered after pouring to remove colloidal suspension), fruity, esters, viscous, soft carbonation.
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a medium caramel brown with a thin tan ring. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruit, and a hint of spice. Effervescent full mouth feel. Nice tingle on the tongue and roof of the mouth followed by a mix of light spices and a warm finish. Not bitter or harsh. Hides the alcohol well. Nice lingering flavors that get better as it warms up a bit. Smooth and very enjoyable.
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a muddy brown, a thin quickly disappearing head. Muddy malty flavors, a bit of cola, semi-sweet finish. Nothing great.
Dervock (726) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours ruby with a short lived white head. Aroma is burnt sugar, dried fruit and a bit rummy. Taste is sweet dried fruit, bit of the alcohol comes through too. Rich creamy palate.
Hop_Hedonist (392) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beer that shouts its origin - Christmas cake fruity malt and earthiness/peatiness - alcohol invisible - solid ale.
krumbum (797) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge aromas of scotch. Tons of suspended floatys. Smooth nutty good very controled. Light sweetness.
bartzluke (484) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l pour from refrigerated bottle into wine glass. Clear, amber, moderate tan head. Nose is dark fruit, spice. Medium to full body. Taste mirrors nose, mildly bitter with a hint of a boozy finish.
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
*Old rating. Best before Jun 09. Smooth malty beer. Spicy, malt, roast. Nice round bitter malty aftertaste.
hockey9930 (216) - - DEC 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with one finger of tan head. Too congested to smell much right now. What I can smell seems like dough and toffee. Medium maltiness, barnyard, dough, coriander. Fairly light bodied.