jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a nice white head. Malty aroma with some spicyness and a nice hop presence. Flavor feels somewhat aged, a great blend of round maltiness, sweet and spicy, giving way to a very appealing bitter hop character. Nice mouthfeel too. An excellent brew.
Hermod (5880) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ O’Learys, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Poured amber color with a thin white head.
Dark fruity, caramelly aroma. Some old hops. Refreshing flavor, light sweetness, wood, dark fruits. Nice drinkability.
MetalMurphy (334) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) golden colour, medium body, average carbonated, bitter-sweet
Cunningham (6571) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark golden color with a fine off white head. Toffee and hoppy nose with an ok intensity. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between bitterness and sweetness. Toffee, fruity, herbal and a bit bready. Nice session able beer.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Memory rating...i liked this better than the lager for a bit...my tastes have since changed...ok.
fakebeersnob (297) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
When I first started getting in to craft beers, this was one I liked a lot. Trying again for the first time in many years. Pours a light brown, but a surprisingly dense white head. I don’t get a lot of aroma in it. A bit sweet with a malt back. Watery.. Has a black pepper finish.
Not as good as I remembered. Besides that peppery finish, there is not much new, or strong going for it.
Justin666 (120) - - FEB 8, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with small head. Aroma and taste is of malt and sweet caramel. Aftertaste is short, almost non existent. What went wrong?
EvanFriend (471) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It has SOME flavor at least. Mainly bread, a little caramel, a faint note of grassy/pine hops towards the end. Pedestrian.
ozzy70 (484) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper with quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma was malty and caramel. Taste was sweet and wheaty.
martin00sr (2395) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, airy white head. Aroma has light caramel and faint notes of hops. Similar flavour, some sweetness nicely balanced by hoppy bitterness. Ok.
Sniffter (1) - Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good session type (using anything under 5 ABV). I like the malty finish although it is a bit hoppy for me.