Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 (500 ml bottle, as Slottskällans Wien). Beautiful dark reddish brown colour, low head. Interesting strong aroma, initially it’s overwhelming horse stable / fresh horse droppings(!), later the caramel, molasses and malts come through. Malty sweetness is well balanced by the hops, pleasant mellow aftertaste. I’ll leave it to the "style police" to discuss if this is Vienna or Munich dunkel - IMO the Swedes have done a reasonably good job with this beer.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 (Bottled) Clear, dark amber color with a very small head. Dried-fruity, caramely, sweetish-malty aroma. Sourish, a bit vineous, caramely-malty flavor with some Scotch feel. Medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated, slicky palate. A nicely, smoothly caramely brew, but could be fuller in body. I’d place it somewhere between English and Scotch ales, although the brewer calls it a Münchener.
("Slottskällans Wien", May 1, 2004, was 5-4-6-3-13=3.1) Nice, dark red color with a small head. The aroma is malty with a hint of pine - and both sweet and dry. Dry, roasted-malty flavor with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, oily and dry palate with balanced carbonation. Not bad.
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught, the 4.5 % ABV version, at Pikkulintu) Poured deep amber and clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma contained malts, grass and butter. Palate was medium bodied and stingy with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and lightly roasty.
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, e-order in February 2013.
Clear dark copper with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, chocolate, light roasted, dried fruit and nuts. Soft and easy to drink. I kind of liked this relaxed beer.
Nisse666 (4028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle labeled Midvinter, from SB, cons 2013-02-21 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, bread and maybe dark dried brittish fruits
AP: dark amber, 1 cm semi fizzy/stouthy of white head
F: roasted malt, bread, dark bread syrup, dried fruits, medium carbonation and bitterness, pretty simple but altough great beer
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/Brown body with a vanishing head. Carmel and roasted malts along with some chocolate in the aroma. Sweet and malty flavor, also a very very mild palate. Quite fine bitterness.
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, at No. 5 (030408).
Amber with no head. Aroma moderate malty and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter/sour.
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, DBF 2004. Hazy red, moderate off white head and low condition. Sweet grain with hints of crystal malt and a faint melanoidin note in the nose. Good malty grain, delicate roasty toastiness and toffee in the mouth. Toffee sweet and gently bitter in the finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ruby-brown color, avarage white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and chocolate with some burnt notes. Flavour is dry and bready with malty notes of coffee, apples and chocolate. Medium body. Finishes a little bit too sweet with some chemical notes of iron. Also some hoppy notes to keep up balance.
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Dark amber with bright orange foam. Aroma is sweet and malty, bready and nutty. Taste is sweet and mellow, bread, nuts and lots of malt. Low bitterness and bready finish.