kryon (2621) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red amber with low to no off white head
Aromas of oak, vanilla, some dark fruits and burned sugar
Medium bodied and bitter. Quite nice sweetness. A lot of vanilla and caramel malts. Almost fudgy. Overall quite ok.
rarbring (2245) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of grain, bitter orange, honey and hay.
Appearance: A clear chestnut colored beer. A high tan head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet brown bread, bitter orange marmalade and hay.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and sticky texture. A big body with a slight dry finish.
Overall: Well balanced, a bit on the sweet side. But sippable.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. (Vintage 2012) Reviewed 2012-11-14.
Furseth (2082) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear red colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is Smokey!?? sweet maltynes, some citrus, alcy,. Flavor had a smouth big bomb of caramelly, some vanilla, sweet maltynes, and the bitternes is in balanced, with flowery, citrus, and a nice alcy /fruity finish. Big body, long fruity/alcy finsh. Nice! But is it a Amerikan Strong Ale? reminds me moor than a Barlywine! Well done !!
Tjoxen (173) - 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.
olsvammel (5830) - 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 (3958) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
oh6gdx (25207) - 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 (4302) - 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 (6162) - Reval, 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 (13611) - 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.