TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, 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 (2983) - 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.
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black color, creamy brownish head. Malty vanilla aroma that is a bit roasted. Malty flavor but too much alcohol for my liking.
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep copper, medium beige head. Roasted malt aroma, with dusty and earthy notes, and a strong alcohol bite. Medium bodied and silky smooth. Dry and well balanced. A good doppelbock but it would probably gain from less alcohol.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 33 cL bottle. Pours reddish/amber with a white head. Dry raisin and dry aroma. Very dry liqourice and alcohol flavour. Malty. Dry finish. That was really good, surprisingly :)
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, warm, orangey brown with a dense, beige head. Fantastic aroma of overripe fruit. Very full-bodied full of roasted, malty accents with lots of overripe fruit - almost port-like notes. The finish is dry. Excellent. 290607
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Average creamy beige head that really lasted. Good display of lacework. Mahogany color. Aroma of bread, grain, caramel, toasted malt, light floral and fruity notes. Full bodied with an alcoholic texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light hoppy bitterness. Light burned bitter finish. Quit nice.
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, raisin, caramel and the flavour has nice notes of roasted malt, raisin, caramel, licorice and a light, fruity citrus bitterness. The alcohol is there all the way through, but it’s not bothering, only nice and warming. 2303
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Small beige/brown head. Sweet, roasted malt, coffee, hint of liqourice, some bitterness and alcohol. Oily body. Very x-mas!
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle enjoyed at home. Comprehensive aroma of liquorice, burnt dark malts and dark fruits. Deep mahogany body under a tiny off-white head. Taste of roasted sweet malts with additional hints of black coffee and anise. A spicy and powerfull beverage with lasting, moderate bitterness in the finish. Maybe a little bit too sweet (14.12.2006).