muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #15. Bottle. Dark hazelnut color, fairly clear...bit of decaying head...malty, lightly spicy nose features caramel and juniper...spicy/woody flavors with a touch of late cinnamon, lovely thick malt, perhaps a touch too much carbonation but quite nice overall. Ktwse (4897) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Pours clear deep burgundy with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma of light caramel, citrus, bread and spices. Taste is sweet caramel and lightly bitter and spicy. Finish is sweet, body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Kavu (4839) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2015
0,5l on tap @ Pikkulintu. Pours clear deep chestnut with a low creamy off-white head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts. Flavor is slightly roasted, nutty and spicy malts with some hops. Decent. Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2012
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew & friends. Pours a clear deep ruby-brown body with a small bubbly quite sidesticking head. It’s a bit dusty with cardboard, dark malts, wort and a hint of chocolate. It’s average - quite comfortable carbonated and has a nice oily texture. Tastes alright, light cocoa powder, cold coffee, some licorice-like tones, a mild bitterness all the way. Ends light mouthdrying with a hint of chocolate and some acidity. Nice enough. 13.04.2012 OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2008
500 ml bottle. Big coarse, lightly tanned head. Lasting with fine lacework. Brilliant dark ruby-brown body. Inviting malty and fruity aroma. Suggestions of mild spices and chocolate. Chocolate-ish malt flavor, fruits and spices and a nice rounded sweetness, balanced by a gentle hopbitterness. Medium body. Feels soft and smooth in the mouth. Malty, mild bitter ending. I like this a lot.
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
2x 500 ml bottles courtesy of Roland. 2010 and 2011 vintage. Consumed on December 26. --- 2011: Pours amber with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is subtle with some caramel, toffee and sweet fruits. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with toffee, caramel, figs, dates and some cloves. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. 7,3,7,3,15. --- 2010: Looks the same as this years vintage. Smell is much more developed with toffee, caramel and a chocolate character that I can’t find in the newer vintage. Taste is toffee and cocoa with hints of oxidation. There’s also some dates, caramel but I can’t find the cloves I found in the 2011. Finish is sweet with some chocolate fudge. 8,3,6,3,15. --- Quite interesting that there was such a prominent difference. kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Nut brown colour, clear, off white head. Liquorice, wormwood, sweet malt aroma. Ash, bitter taste. Light body, light carbonation, ashy finish. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2004
(Bottled) Dark reddish brown color with small head. Aromatic and flowery hopped, even wineous aroma. Flowery, quite hoppy, woody and reasonably malty flavor with some spiciness. Quite smooth but bitter, medium-bodied, soft-carbonated palate. A very nice, hoppy and tasty ale. Like Postiljon with added spiciness for christmas. stouby (4666) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
Bottle, at home.
I bought this beer because of Rick Gordon - thanks! Redbrown with a large light creamy beige head, good lacings, mostly diminishing. Aroma moderate to heavy malty and hoppy (caramel, vanilla, licorice). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, long duration, well balanced. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated. djoeye (4613) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
Good fawn top with copper body, clear. Thick fawn lacing.
Scents of dark dried fruits, juicy roasted malts, spices, toffee, berry peels.
Tongue gets dark roasted malts, juicy hops, spicy resin, citric peels, raisin,
sour fruits, cocoa, berries. Ok body, soft carbonation, brown-cocoa’ish finish.
Interesting and flexible beer, for solid dishes of meat, or as an evening sipper.
This is a good beer for christmas eves, new year eves and so on. Good brew
[50cl brown bottle, abv6.5%, [email protected]
Kiruna, 3€, #145, BB20/09/15, [email protected]