fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Norra Vallgatan
Cloudy dark amber color with small head. Aroma of caramel and some fruits, nutty. Bold, caramelly, moderately sweet, with very strong bitterness, plenty of hop resins and some bitter orange.
I prefer leaner beers, but this one too is very good.
Cool_Bond (1240) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A scent of wild berries is the first thing that strikes me. The flavor is strong and has easy fruity with some caramel. Aftertaste is greatly bitter with a long finish that lies down the sides of the mouth. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
SirLimpsalot (2066) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Stordirren: mustig doft av malt, humle och vitpeppar. Smaken är besk men fyllig och inte alls så tokig.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
Joakgust (835) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of citrus, peaches, pine needles and caramel. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, caramel, apricots, nuts and pine needles. Well balanced with a nice hop bite.
Nisse666 (4068) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB cons 2014-04-02 Göteborg
AR: thick Seville orange and apricot marmalade, pine
AP: thick oily brownish red body, wee frothy reddish beige deminishing foam
F: heavy bitterness, thick fluid, grape fruit, lemon, orange zest, dried apricots, carbonation is wee bubbels - sharp, metallic alcholic bi flavor and some cookie dough
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark red colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, clingy lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell had a big caramel maltiness up front like an American Red Ale, but some persistent piney hops try to strike in on the nose, a slight biscuity element evades into the aroma as well.
The taste was mainly sweet with the piney hops try to add a bitter element that stays subdued for the most part, caramel aftertaste, sticky finish.
On the palate, she sat at medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is pretty smooth but doesn’t necessarily have the sharp bitter assault I sometimes expect from some of Sierra Nevada’s brews. I still like this beer for the most part.
Overall, I would say this is a good beer that I would have this again.
ardbeguser (19) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Really excellent beer.
Lovely hop aroma, which follows through in the taste, but with real body and depth.
rarbring (1255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of brown bread, apple, toffee, honey and grass.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, sweet bread, orange marmalade, grass and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a dry finish.
Overall: Very intense, malts and hops balanced.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-03-28.
Beersiveknown (2765) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore. Dark resinous dank, opaque garnet with fluffy beige head. Fairly bitter, full bodied, gentle carbonation, burnt toast, slightly acrid.
gnoff (7670) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml / 12 fl oz bottle at Tant Selmas, Ludvika, on March 25, 2014. Beer Camp #95, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, smallish tan head. Sweet, malty, hoppy, grassy scent, some alcohol and rye. Sweet, malty, grainy, bitter, hoppy, rye taste. Dry, grainy, bitter, grassy, grapefruit zest and pith afttertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.