JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Raisins and brown sugar aroma. Very dark brown, thin head. Sweet and thick, more brown sugar, malt, dried fruit, and some yeast. Considerable alcohol presence. Very good, thanks Akevitt.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color with faint head. Green apples and caramel malt on the nose. Chocolate, pitted fruits, and a dry bite on the finish. Thanks to akevitt for sharing.
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yngwie]
Pours a wonderful mahogany red with a big, creamy beige head. Really pretty. Aroma is very fruity, a slight metallic edge. Alcohol is very present as well. Wonderful mouthfeel with a subdued carbonation. Flavour is nice and fruity, lots of raisins, slight chocolate, very vinious. Why does a macro like Ringnes not only make beers like this? Nice.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08
An excellent deep dark mahogany pour with a good beige head. A superb colour. A big alcoholic, fruity bock with some lovely sweet malt and some really nice warmth. Luscious mouthfeel and at this point the best of the evening. Straight forward but very enjoyable.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Brown sugar and prune aroma. Dark ruby color, light brown head, very nice lace. Sweet, bitter, light roasted, bit sugary, prune, cinnamon. Soft, full and burning. Very pleasant, like a X-Mas version of Kasteel. Thanks Yngwie.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from KnutAlbert, thanks very much Knut.
Very very deep brown/red with thin tan head. Nice dark malt aroma, some soy sauce. Strong dark and rather good. Little bit of whiskyish malt. Hey, not subtle, but good.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Very dark brown. Lets a little reddish light through. Medium-sized off-white creamy head. Estery aroma with hints of Belgian yeast character. Rich malt flavours with a cutting sharp hop bitterness. Warming alcohol. Smooth roasted dark malt flavours. Finishes more on the dry side because of the crisp hops. Feels a little too clean, but still there is lots of flavour and aroma. One of the better beers from Norwegian macros.
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 22. Nov -07. But a 2006 bottle. This is a fantastic beer, its very hard to detect any flavors except a sweet maltiness. This do not mean its dull, its the greatest malt taste I have ever found in a beer. You can’t really taste that it is a 9,9% beer, maybe because it is a year old. Overall a very good beer in the winter months
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Black with ruby edges and a pied tan-white head. My first sniff was of tar and molasses. Swirling reveals coconut, marzipan and licorice. Black coffee mixed with Cran-Grape; touch of chocolate. Dandelion greens, oily, earthy with muted spices. Odd stuff.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with red hints. Sweet caramel, flower nectar and wet crisp bread maltiness in aroma with notes of marzipan and sugar. Malty, sweet caramel flavour with notes of fruits, chocolate and some flowers. Some tiny hints of clove and raisins both in the aroma and in the flavour. Slightly too fiery with a lingering alcohol sting. Medium body.