gyllenbock (11803) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Bottle at Akkurat, December 2011. (best before Jan 06)
Hit or miss? Slightly hazy reddish/brown with a small, brief head. Vinous aroma and taste, dried fruit, malt, toffee, port wine and some light notes of spices. Better than expected, not a hit but certainly drinkable.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Akkurat Dark reddish brown coloured ale with a quickly departing off-white head. Strongly yasty nose, mostly the bready type and staying in conjunction with the rather rich, soothing malt character that has started to develop light sherry flavors that mingle around plum pudding, grapey minor acidity, strawberry. Rather warming, perhaps a bit rummy if not overwhelming in its alcohol notes. It got a desserty tang, besides being a bit roasty, say an overcooked chocolate cake might unveil similar aromas. Limited sweetness. Still in rather good shape, the carbonation, despite the restrained head, remains rather vigorous, but waiting longer would be pointless. TBone (21050) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 7, 2007
Bottled (BB 01/2006, vintage 2000 sampled in April 2007)oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2007
Red ruby color, small off-white head. Toasted malts, berries, hints of alcohol and prunes. Ageing has made palate very smooth and creamy, almost liquer-like. Alcohol is almost non-existent. I can trace flavors of chocolate, vanilla, prunes and fudge. Sweetish aftertaste. This beer has aged great, absolutely fabulous vintage of NO Julöl.
Bottled (huge thanks to omhper!). Ruby red colour, small off-white head. Plum, raisins, alcohol, some marzipan and caramel malts in aroma. Flavour is plum, raisins, spices, caramel malts, toffee and some hints of yeast. A very wellbalanced and wellaged beer. gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2007
(50 cl bottle)
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Shared with a good friend on New Years Eve, he’s saved it for lots of years, now he shares it with me so I could rate it :)
Best Before Jan 06
Clear dark red brown color, tan head. Strong alcohol and acidic dark malt scent. Belgian ale yeast smell when swirled. Nice smooth sweet taste with some chocolate and dark malts aftertaste. No obvious alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Warming alcohol gut feeling. The taste is like heaven, a great beer!
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#14).ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
What a treat from Nils Oscar bringing this 4 years old beer on keg to the festival! Clear dark brown body with a fine off-white head. Strong sweet malty and fruity aroma with obvious apple notes and little alcohol. Hints of cellar. Flavor is fruity and dusty. Rather sweet and somewhat cloying with notes of apple and hay. Interesting but close to beeing over the top.
(sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival)
Clear reddish amber, small thin white head. Vinous and peppery aroma with notes of cherries, almonds, figs and licorice. Small notes of red currant and citrus peels. Semi dry flavour of dried fruit, port, x-mas spices, black cherries, pepper and licorice. Long peppery and malty finish with a small alko kick. MrWalker (927) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
Keg @ Stockholm Beer FestivalUngstrup (41965) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
Keg matured since 2000. Vineous and still head forming. Got quite a bit of toffee and red berries in combination in the taste. Interresting. Still a bit alco sweet.
A clear brown beer with a small disappearing brown head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of prunes, raisins, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of prunes, brown sugar, and alcohol. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
Dark amber colour. Hm, Swedish X-mas again already in one bottle: Prune, Fig, juniper, ginger, anise, small notes of chocolate. Wonderful!