Tjoxen (167) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, some vanilla and leather. Sweet taste of roasted malt, vanilla and ripe fruits. Feels a bit thick with soft carbonation. The finish is medium bitter. I think its a good brown ale and the alcohol feels well hidden even if you feel it in the finish.
Frovigalning (2879) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle as a sample from the brewery. A bit weird and funky smell with ripe fruit. Better taste with vanilla, ripe fruit and a certain spiciness together with some caramel malt. I also get an aroma that reminds me of whole vanilla fruits. I find it hard to rate this, maybe it will improve after some time in storage.
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brownish amber with minimal off-white head. Aroma is roasty, brown sugar, hints of vanilla and toffee, earth and maybe a hint of leather. Taste is sweet with caramel malt, sugar, vanilla and a long alcohol finish. Body is thick and creamy with a fair bit of carbonation.
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oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is earth, leather, herbs and some mild fruity notes. Flavour is vanilla, sweet malts, toffee, herbs and some mild nectary and resiny notes as well. Mild sweet alcohol as well.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown amber with a small tanned head leaving small laces. Aroma is yeasty malty toasted spicy odd no vanilla at all. Flavor is sweet caramel malty boozy nutty bitter slightly fruity. Not good I’m afraid.
Marduk (2472) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ SBWF 2012. Dark copper color. Caramel, roasted, malty aroma. Malty, caramel, sweetish flavor.
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells of bins and rotting vegetables as much as anything else. Alcohol comes over immediately at the back of the mouth and up the nose. Messy. Nope.
tiong (3611) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ SBWF’12
Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy head. Aroma of vanilla, spices, some caramely malts and chocolate. Taste is malty and spicy with a lot of vanilla and caramely notes. Finish is warming and smooth with some vanilla notes. Okay, a bit unbalanced.
SaintMatty (5079) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2012) - Copper coloured. Vanilla, roasted malt and caramel in the aroma. Roasted and slightly sweet taste with notes of vanilla and toffee standing out.
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Clear dark amber with a small head. Sweet with malt, alcohol, fruit and vanilla. Bland and sprawling. Not my cup of tea.