Rune (8701) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget Kiruna, provided by djoeye. Finger-thick tan-coloured head reduced to a naked surface. Spotty lacework. Pitch black body. Roasted malts and grainy chocolate on the nose. Well blended taste of chocolate, liquorice, figs, and vanilla. Long-lived roasted ending with dark fruity hints. Hidden alcohol. Fits the season nicely (Tromsø 13.02.2015).
Listigovers (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too bad this poured without much head, pure black. Strong aroma of caramel and slight nuttiness. Flavor is similar to aroma, roasted flavor, bitter with good rich full bodied mouth feel. Slightly chocolaty, no alcohol bite, but warms you up nicely. Great!
chribban (237) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, almoust black beer. One finger high, beigebrown head.
Nose: Licorice, dark chocolate, dark syrup, molasses, brown sugar and burned malt.
Taste: Vanilla, dark chocolate, dark syrup, roasted malt and coffe.
Body: Medium to full body with light carbonation. Very well hidden alcohol (ABV: 8%).
Dry aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness combined with a great sweetnes of the malt - GREAT!
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown color, beige head. Chocolate nose, licorice, dried fruit, roasted malt, hints of solvent and alcohol. Roasted malt taste, espresso, dark chocolate, sweet fruity notes, bitter coffee finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
thorongil2 (1430) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, raisins, vanilla; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
ramboraffe (805) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with tanned head. Smell is sweet malty with roasted tones, sweet dried fruit, melasses, candi sugar and coffee. Taste is sweet malty with fruit and Finnish malt "memma". Sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
DerWeg (1534) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dense brown color small head, gold-cognac highlights. Aroma and taste of dark toasty bread and dark dried fruits, suspended with a good herbal dryness of leafy hops. Mineral, caramel. Warm alcohol is tucked well in the assertive but rounded palate. Swedish magic, want to swim in an icy lake and be vampire bait.
Gbgbrouge (251) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, deep dark brown with very low beige head. Aroma murky with notes of dried fruit, dark bread, dates and herbs. Taste is compelx and sweet but with some bitterness. Very nice and enjoyable!
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske 330ml fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 25 Des 14. Svart. Nesten ikke skum. Det lille som er har litt farge, God fruktig aroma. Mest plommer. Sherryaktig. Smaken rikt fruktig. Sherrypreget sitter i. Plommer, aprikos og mørke druer. Innholdsrik & god. Et skikkelig koseøl.
Raistlin (155) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average all around. No head at all. Really low carbonation. Not lively at all.