BillHick420 (457) - NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours raisin brown with a brownish tinted head. Thick foam, and nose of dried fruits and hints of alcohol. Aroma of the same notes, with a linger hop at the finish line. Strong alcohol presence.
Sarpa (1416) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 50cl @ home from Alko. pours clear dark ruby red with a small head. juniper,rye in the aroma, kinda like sahti. alcohol in the flavor, juniper, malts, kinda leathery flavor.
mauritsio (813) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Joutsen. Cocacola colour with medium head. Juniper aroma. strong sahti flavour. Bitter with some sweetness. Bitter juniber tard aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Marstonlad (787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2015 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized frothy head that leaves lacing. The aroma displays toasty dark maltiness, ripe fruitiness, berries and some spicy notes – quite varied actually. Taste is both malty and spicy. It has initially mostly sweet caramel maltiness; later the emphasis shifts to dried fruits, berries and herbal spiciness. Rye and especially juniper feature too. Moderate but noticeable hoppiness makes the finish dry and medium bitter. The palate is medium-bodied, fairly smooth and moderately carbonated. Overall this nods definitely towards British-style winter warmers. A good winter ale with lots of variety from Malmgård.
Chrisis1980 (16) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This tastes like a sauna in winter. It has a very unexpected taste of pine, just unique and requires getting used to, but once again a very solid beer from Malmgård.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
santabeer (68) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.5l @ Vinmonopolet, Sørlandssenteret, Kristiansand. Superb beer. Rich taste of coffe and chocolate. A christmas beer out of the ordinary. :)
Andy_ (1061) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown hazy beer with lots of beige head. Aroma has sugary sweetness, rye, juniper, whiskey and alcohol. The flavor has dark bready malts, whiskey and sweetness. The finish is mostly alcoholic because the bitterness goes past so quickly. The palate is medium full and moderately carbonated. The alcohol starts tasting through towards the end of the glass more and more making it almost painful to drink. Still an interesting brew.
JohnnyJ (5449) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark murky red brown pour, with a small thin head. Malty sweetness, caramel, raisin, light roast, a hint of juniper, and light bitterness. Not that good, but its drinkable.
arsol (990) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun/rød farge med lyst beige tynt skum. Lukter kaffe, karamell og plomme. Medium til heavy søtsmak. relativ lang ettersmak.
Vighals (3354) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uklar mørk brun med litt rødskjær, beige skum. Kaffe, stenfrukt og noe lukt av urter. Kraftig smak, søt, medium bitter. Lang tørr, bitter ettersmak.