fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2003
Ruby-dark amber color; generous head. Strange aroma, with some malt, hop, caramel, phenol, fudge. Not very strong body, but enough pleasant, with an extra light note of roasted barley. Dry ordinary palate, quite strong but not enough aromatic, with a touch of sourness. Not bad, but diminished by something chemical. saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops and notes of chocolate. Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2000
Dark mahogany hued ale, subtley spiced with what tastes like cinnamon and orange zest, but also with good
dark malt character and the trademark earthy hoppiness and notes of cocoa. A little sweeter than your average Jamtlands. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 RERATE: On tap at Plain Kitchen, Goteborg, Sweden. This is a good example of how a very good beer gets even better on tap. Great toffee and vanilla aroma with butterscotch. Malty butterscotchy flavor with vanilla notes, mixed with a nice hoppy bitterness. A favourite, thats for sure.
Old rating: Amber color, with a nice creamy and lasting brownish head. Aroma is very good from toffee and caramel, maybe some citrus in it as well. Has a good palate and flavor starts in a rather mild way. Then it turns into quite a bitterness. A little roasted, maybe just a little too bitter. (8/3/6/4/15) TBone (18547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled (BB 03/2007)
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
Ruby red color, small but steady coffee head. Nice hoppy aroma (grapefruit, pineapple). Medium-bodied. Cracker malty, pine needles hoppy (Cascade?). Kind of American feeling here. Well balanced winterbier - not very Christmasy though.
Keg (Oliver Twist)MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Anna says: Red-brown. Aroma of light hops. Slight sour-fruits accompanies a restrained bitterness for a refined taste. A little sweetness and spices (with a hint of zest perhaps) but quite drinkable because they are not overdone. Unusually, Phil did not share this.
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Small white head. Fruity aroma. Malty flavour with a hint of smoke. Very nice beer. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Clear dark amber-brown with a an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruits, caramel and honey notes. Sweet malty flavor with fruits, caramel, a hint of alcohol and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Brown - offwhite head. Bread, malty, berries, wierd malty, straw, almost no hop... boring !! HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Powerfull roasted chocolate flavor. Long chocolate finsih. Creamy palate. Great stuff.