pilsnerrogge (2678) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sticky sweet and too strong.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from S.J. I have a feeling this bottle wasn’t stored correctl. It had a flat taste.
Dark gold/ amber pour with a nose of some fruit and caramel malt.
Some hop flavor and a bitter flat finish.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a tall airy tan head on a slightly hazy amber colored body. Aroma is malty and spicy with a roasted tone and hints of alcohol. Plenty of malt in the flavor. Notes of fruit, raisin, prune, hop and liquorice. Some sourness in the end. Tasty but rather thin bodied.
Lilja (2274) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mörk, söt, mycket fruktig, knäck, karamell, portvinskänsla, väldigt god. Lång eftersmak.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 1998 vintage. Bright copperish-tawny coloured body with a medium white bubbly head. The aroma is moderately cheesy, lots of bread, and sweet caramel-like malts. Certainly the rich malts are prominent in this beer - lots of bread, some sourish malt, and sweet caramel flavours. Soft, creamy palate. Pretty good.
Thanks for sharing this, Doug.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured with a medium light amber head. Fruity bubblegum aroma very similar to the Ruby Ale. The taste is somewhat less smoth in comparison to the Ruby Ale with a more direct bitterness. Bitter dry aftertaste.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour w. small head. Delicious malt (sweet, nut, toffee) well balanced by long bitter finish. Smooth.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
'Un more classic. Deep exciting copper color. I loved its gentle head. When I saw it first time, aroma didn't matter. Lots of fruits, butter, malt, nuts, microns of chocolate and alcohol. If I were the beer, I'd be "Tawny Ale".
Ingevara (867) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Indeed full bodied. Very malty and rich in the flavor. There is fruit and hops in a successful balance. More than a thirst killer, this is to be enjoyed on its own while solving the great riddles of life.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellared two years.
Orange amber beer with good beige head.
Aroma with bitteralmonds, apples, spices and syrup.
Smooth flavor with graphite and licorice tones. A bit tanninous.
Chemical tone with little bitterness. Growing, cookiedough and cardboard.
Quite excellent beer actually. Too bad the vintage dated bottles is no more.