radarsock (913) - Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from a local grocery store and no I will not mention which. BIG BEER Series (750 mL sized bottles) containing a rusty prune brown which when poured displayed a fruitfully bubbly, off-white head. Smells...well, ... Oh, I hate it when I can’t immediately detect precisely what I’m pinpointing in my nose. Heather? Bread yeast for definite. Woodsiness? Refined sugar? I’m having a real hard time honestly sniffing out its supposedly distinct ingredients. Tastes however much sweeter and altogether more unbalanced than I had thought. Firstly, its watery, with almost an unimaginable dullness that is only rescued by yeasts character, brief clove notes, Candi sugar (light) and smoke. Each sip taken is increasingly transported into a malt liquor rank hence the average-to-low rating, but this beer has class and class goes a long way.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd September 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Smooth and lightly sweet malts. Cream and caramel. Touch of spice and mild brandyish alcohol. Touch of ripe orange. Smooth semi dry finish. Not bad.
slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"The aroma started off a little dusty if that makes sense. Poured in the mid-40’s, but as it got warmer and warmer, this beer REALLY opened up. Glad I took my time. Nice layered aroma and flavor of dark and light fruits, quite malty, slight smoke, carmel, very earthy/woodsie. Opened up to a nice creamy feel as well. Good reminder of why I like this style, and this brewer.
ramboraffe (446) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with off white head. Smell is malty with caramel and peat smokiness. Taste is sweet malty caramel with peat smoke. Low bitterness and low carbonation.
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 (Bottle). Aroma of caramel malt, red wine, hops and brown sugar. Taste of sweet malt, raisins and caramel. Malty, spicy, smoky and hoppy finish.
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very malty smell. Sweet malty taste with caramel. Very tasty and sweet malty thing.
BeerBaboon (1558) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red with light beige head. Aroma is sweet berry jam, fruity and sugar. Flavour is berries, sweet and a bit toasted.
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour and aroma is malt, hop, pine, sugar, caramel, dried fruits. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.
Senap (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ganska söt och mycket stor fyllighet. Ton av bränt socker. En öl som funkar till julbordet.
Bacchus66 (17) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, pours deep amber. Faintly sweet aromas, toffee, caramel. Taste adds smoky notes, malty sweetness and herbs in the finish
ClubGonzo (4023) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep copper-hued brown body, small white head. Aroma is caramel, mild smokey tones, raisins, hints of bread and toffee. Taste is burnt sugar, roasted bread, toffee, caramel, mild smokey tones and hints of grains. Medium body and carbonation. Rich and balanced with lots of flavor, I like it.