ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (thanks to rlgk and larsniclas!) shared with a bunch of RB:s. Dark brown with a yellow/beige medium head. Aroma dominated by roasted chocolate, and some strange touch of something which I cannot describe. Medium bodied and smooth. Slightly sweet balanced by a firm but short bitterness.
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber color, offwhite head. Roasted aroma with licorice. Malty, nutty roasted flavor with chocolate and coriander.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, thanks to larsniclas and rlgk!) Dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet and rather spicy scent, also acidic. Acidic, grainy and chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in a slightly hazy reddish brown colour with a low tan-coloured head. Sweet malty and spicy aroma of dates, figs, caramel, brown sugar and alcohol. Full-bodied with sweet notes of dark fruit, licorice, burnt sugar and nuts. Warming full mouth-feel. Long warming, bordering to alcoholic finish of pepper, muscovado sugar, rubber and caramel. Another solid offering from Raasted but the sweetness felt a bit overdone
vonsolms (38) - Måløv, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little disappointing - other beers in this brewer’s stable were generally good. Trying too hard to match the strength with fancy flavours - ends with an underlying cabbage rottenness.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 2007-11-16. This is an odd christmas beer. I agree with those who write, that it resembles a porter. A mild porter though. It’s dark with a smokey taste of chocolate. It’s very tasty, but it doesn’t exactly ring my jingle bells. It rings a lot else though, so I’ll be generous with the grade!
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Fad. Overraskende øl, der ligner en belgier, men i langt højere grad har smag tilfælles med en porter. God frugtig smag med en smule brændthed. Virkelig udmærket.
NosirIwont (2350) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish brown with an off-white/beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma with hops in the background. Spicy notes. Flavour is sweetish and fruity with spicy and licorice notes. Bitter and fruity finish. Notes of alcohol. Lingering apple notes. Perfumy notes appear as it warms. A bit cloying in the long run and a bit too much carbonation. 06-05-2007.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with a fairly lasting light brown head. Aroma of spices, well toasted malt and caramel and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet with spices and caramel, dark fruits and bready malt, alcohol and more sweetness.
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark hazy amber colour with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of brown sugar, spice, caramel and malt.