Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a darkbrown color with a beige-white head. Aroma is a bit anonymous, but there’s roasted malt, coffee and light english hops. Flavour is pretty roasted with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and a quite nice bitterness. Mediumbodied. Quite okay beer!
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My guess of what Stensbogaard would deliver judged from the lable design, text and price was that their beers are marketed to some sort of posh middle class who want something stylish to put on their table that signals that they drink good stuff.
And I was right! This is a deacent beer but not made for us geeks...
Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with ruby hints through light. Frothy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, dark rye bread, coffee, smoky hints of tar and ashes. Roasted, malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice, dried fruit, prunes, raisins and hints of smoke and tar. Some citrussy hops in a fairly bitter finish. More than medium body, with sweetish hints of alcohol coming through. Complex and tasty stout. Very nice.
Madsnp (927) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours alomost black coloured with a nice creamy light brown lacing head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, coffee and dried fruit. Roasted flavour with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Tasty brew.
Frovigalning (2669) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black liquid with a small light brown foam that left some lacing.
Chocolate, syrup, boiled vegetables and a hint of coffee.
Funky cellar, chocolate, nuts, hint of coffee.
Medium smooth, dry, medium-thick body.
A decent stout but it feels like it lacks something. Could use some more roasted notes and coffee. Also has some odd flavours like boiled vegetables in the smell and funky cellar in the taste.
hirigalzkar (2083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A little anonymous in all aspects, still a nice relaxed stout. Tasting notes: dark chocolate, some smokeiness, coffee. Well balanced.
Furseth (1919) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: dark red colour, with a creamy head. Aroma is choclatecaramelly,dust, dry maltynes.
flavor is sweet malty mouth feeling mixed with raisin, dark choclate and caramell.Som citrus/fruity ending. Thin to medium body, and a short caramelly finish.
ekstedt (5085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with fluffy beige head. Roasted chocolate and coffee notes with some sweet liquorice notes. Medium bodied, a bit flat mouthfeel. Well balanced. Flawless and drinkable but not very interesting.
Marsiblursi (2980) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown, black in the glass. Creamy head, light brown in colour. Soft roasted aroma with notes of coffee, rye bread, tar-ish asphalt, salty soy, brown sugar and sweet liquorice alongside a whisper of 99% dark chocolate. Leafy, herbal and orange-like hops. Whisper of smoke and tart dark berries. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Tones of dark bread syrup, tar, coffee, dark liquorice, dark chocolate, dark bread, light herbal and citric hops. The mouthfeel is round, yet tart. Medium carbonated. Finish is liquorice roasted, citric and light herbal. Some alcohol present. Medium bodied. I like the nice complex aroma, but the flavour and palate profile is a letdown.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in an almost opaque black colour with a low creamy tan-coloured foam. Rich aroma of coffeebeans, roasted malts, sweet licorice and salt. Medium to full-bodied with rish intergrated notes of of dark coffee, salty licorice, roasted malts and mild smoke. Roasted malts, smoke, sweet licorice and salt in the aftertaste. Quite good!