Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2006
Tested 21-november 2005.
A dark red body, with a nice white foam.Lots of cacade in the aroma, and a medium body, with caramel and chocolate arom. Long smoth finish.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle "aged" 9 month, Flowery, some fudge, little burnt taste, dark with off-white head. Doesn’t seem too improve by ageing. Svesse (8577) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark amber colour with ruby notes, brief off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, wort, caramel, cherries, chocolate, spices (cinnamon, ginger) and hops (grapefruit). Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, toffee, wort, citrus (blood oranges, grapefruit) and a heavy spicy bitterness in the finish. Very well balanced. Lovely! Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle - January 2007, thanks to Omhper for sharing!. Pours a deep, clear, red-copper with a finger wide slight head, that diminishes to a small head that accompanies all my pint leaving some lacing behind each sip. Aroma is nice, some caramel and sherry with some red fruits. Tastes fruity, strong caramel, bittersweet, some cider, spices, woody and a subtle vinous vein. Aftertaste is bittersweet and firm, some earthy hops. Chewy mouthfeel. Maybe a bit oxidized but it really fits it. A comforting and solid winter brew. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2007
50 cl bottle. Dark brown color, big off-white head. Nice sweetness, malt and fruit. Fine hoppy bitterness. God jul!
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2008
2007 bottle. Almost opaque dark ruby with medium head. Aroma of toffee, red wine, dark sugar. Taste is caramel and butter, finishing with a nice bitterness and some alcohol sting. 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. Cuso (8614) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from my European Secret Santa, many thanks Per. Dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Caramel, dark malt, plums, spices in aroma. Fruity taste with prunes, dark berries, roasted notes, dark chocolate, spices. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Tasty Christmas beer. ramboraffe (2240) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear dark copper with off white head. Smell is malty with roasted and syrupy hints. Taste is light caramel malty with burnt sugar, roasted malt and bitter hoppy finish. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Nice! phfyysik (1249) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
Pours clear nut brown with high off-white fluffy head. Aroma is caramel, malts, cedar, some oak, wood, dry, vintage, old clothes. Taste is creamy, bitter, sour, toasted, beans, caramel, a lot of wood, some brown sugar, light coffee, oak. Super beer!