DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, New Year’s Eve. Ruby with white lid, specks of lace. Soap, caramel, cooked malts, possibly faint English hop aroma. Crunch of locust bean. Gentle berry fruit, soapdish, wax, caramel, biscuit. Bit of shampoo bitterness. Polite, competent, dull. Something like a tinned Czech dark. No glaring off-notes. Splash of pasteurised Shep Neame. OK I suppose.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big yellow-beige coarseish head. Barely translucent dark red body with carbonation. Fruity roasty buttery aroma, kind of weak, with chocolatey papery notes. Dry-sweetish roasty buttery wild berry taste kind of clashes with itself, and with the dry roasty papery cinnamon aftertaste that follows. Some raisins and coke, too. Mid-to-full body. Decent, in a way, but didn’t enjoy that much. (0.5l can, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5lt Can @ IKEA. Dark Amber color with huge dense brown head.. Sweet malty aroma with distinct caramel notes. Caramel taste with breadish malt notes. Nothin over the top but better than expected.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany with a huge deep beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints chocolate. Sweet flavour with burned caramel and roasted malt. Finished sweet. A bit to sweet.
OleR (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. A big airy, lightly tanned head upon a clear brownish red colored body. Clean, nutty caramel aroma with sugary notes. Sweet , burned sugary malt flavor. Not sticky, quite crisp actually. But there is almost no bitterness to deal with it, only a touch of acidulous fruits. Well-bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Sweet finish.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Clear dark brown colour. Sweet malty mildly spiced aroma. Sweet, bit bready caramel well toasted malty flavour with some spice ending with a soft bitter-sweet finish.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a fluffy tan head. Light mouldy aroma yet with a distinct note of spice and mild roasted caramel malt. Sweet and hardroasted breadish malt flavour. Holds a light bitterness and mild roasted acidic touch. Ends with a light chocolate smoothness and mild roasted touch.
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5.3%. OK aroma, hint of brown sugar. Nice dark brown colour, clear red shine. Small light brown head. Good roasted flavour. Quite sweet, dark malts.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can@Home. Malty aroma with toffee notes. Dark amber color, beige head, good lace. Sweetish, light bitter, dark malts, butterscotch, light herbal. Flat and a bit metallic.
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 can (500ml), it has fruity aroma, floral hops, red color, clear liquid, frothy and red head, medium sour taste
(remind me a little bit to rodenbach grand cru) carbonation: fizzy, thin body and texture with a long sear finish in the nose and in the roof of the mouth
it is a good northern beer
(bought in the ikea)