Bov (12277) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 <i<bought in Strasbourg - hazy dark ruby-amber colour under a solid persistent beige foam; quite complex aroma of apple, marzipan and caramel; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness, quite sticky; very long malty and caramelish finish with notes of honey
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Aakjaers, Esbjerg.
Pours clear red amber with a fine, medium, frothy off-white head. Good duration, and fine lacing. Rather spicy and earthy aroma with a sweetish toffee touch. Fine, frothy creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sadly a bit metallic, lots of sweet caramel thickness. Light citric bitter. If the metallic notes weren’t there, this would be really great. Still, with that slight off-flavour, it’s very nice.
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, large smooth offwhite head.
Sweet malty, nutty aroma, crisp.
flavor is quite smoked or roasted, malty, a little sweet. maize, fruity notes, alc shows clearly when warming up. this reminds me most of a cheap strong beer, but with some interesting comlexity added in, unbalanced.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Best before date of Nov. ’05. Poured a darker mahogany color with a smaller sized tan head. Kinda of a musty and earthy aroma with leather coming out as it wamed up. Tastes of spices, light caramel, and earthy. Light alcohol in the finish.
madsberg (11613) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Beige huge head. Malts, alcahol and some light cocoa notes in the aroma. Liquorice, malts and chocolate in the flavour. Some alcahol but othervise vague aftertaste.
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BB 26/12/14. From saveur-biere.com.
My advent calender door number 15 gave me this one.
It’s dark mahogany coloured with a big light tan head.
Sweet dark fruits, spices and dry maltiness. Very nice.
The flavour is also quite yummy with dark fruits, some sweetness, spices, dry woody malt and mild alcohol.
KimJohansen (10436) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber with medium beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with ripe fruits, caramel and yeasty notes. Ends sweet.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Clar amber-brown colour. Sweet malty caramel bit spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet bit yeasty and spiced caramel well toasted malty flavour.
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy deep coppery pour with aroma of caramel malt, fruit, some vinous notes, plus some funky cabernet notes. Tastes fruity, with caramel malt, vinous, nutty, and some cognac notes. The hops and spice appeared at mid-palate, and blended well with the flavor.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
33 cl. bottle. Almost mahogany with a weak head. The aroma is malty, very malty and sweet. The flavour is sweet, very sweet and it has notes of a lot of malt and nuts. IMO this is to sticky sweet, partly because it seems it doesn’t have anything else to offer, so I miss a bit of complexity and bitterness.