Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of treacle, candy sugar, caramel, musty yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering candy sugar and alcohol. Mildly bitter. Not bad.
anders37 (19063) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
Beersiveknown (3830) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF
Rich, fruity, yeast esters, thivk mouthfeel, complex malt, dry earthy nose. Like spitfire on roids.
TheJestersBeer (2246) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium amber, with a white head.
Roasted, malty aroma, toffee, hops, chocolate, spices, earth, quite complex, smoke.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, spicy taste, roasted, cinnamon, hops, caramel, leather, marzipan, walnuts, chocolate, almond, fudge, earth.
BeerViking (3089) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle at EBBC, dark amber with off-white head, plum & Seville marmalade nose with plenty of alcohol. Dry on the tongue, then filling out with malt & honey, but still dry with alcohol, bitterness coming through in the finish. Like a warming cross between a tripel & a winter ale.
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell and taste of sweet caramel, raisin and dried fruit. Fairly strong carbonation. This one feels a bit to fresh at the moment and will probably improve a ton over time.
Marsiblursi (3052) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark copper amber with an off-white to sand coloured head. The aroma is really fruity/estery (reminds me a bit of canned fruits) with caramelized white sugar, honey and syrup up front (reminds me a bit of canned fruits). Hops bring spices, earth, wood, flowers and oranges. Undertones of sticky fudge, wet crisp bread, plums, resins figs and vanilla as well as a hint of grapes. Light Port vinous on the nose. The flavour is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, fruits/dried fruits, honey, spices, light wood, earth, oranges, crisp bread and a touch of grape tartness. The mouthfeel is round, super soft and robust with a light carbonation. Oranges juice, hints of dried fruits, mild spice hops, honey and caramel on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
omhper (20915) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear nut brown, small head. Wild strawberries and caramel. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel and spicy hops, quite bitter finish. Pretty good, relaxed strong ale with some depth. Comes across a bit ordinary, considering the high price and very fancy packaging.