gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2012
500 ml bottle - pours murcky red brown with a thin head line. Aroma of prunes, raisins... with lear oxydation. Light body with smoky notes and sour-sweet balance. Taste of malt and sherry/port... SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
Årgång 2003 provat 2011. Söt, maltig och mycket vinös doft. Smaken är tydlig vinös med en del kryddor. Trevligt smuttaröl. gyllenbock (9841) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
An almost eight year old bottle of Christmas Beer in July, why not?
The beer was hazy, dark reddish/brown with a minimal head. Quite a lot of sediment in the bottle. The aroma was very vinous and sweet with raisin, caramel and dried fruit. The same in the taste, also some notes of chocolate, spices and a touch of earth. An interesting beer and certainly drinkable after all these years.
Dedollewaitor (16382) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
50cl bottle. Thanks Rene. Pours deep unclear amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is what I hoped for. Barley Wine matured style. Very vinous and lots of dark fruits, toffee and liquorice. Smooth, vaguely sticky and full palate. A bit warmth from alcohol. Only vague dusty/cellar/oxidized notes. Sweet taste with yeast, dark fruits , chocolate and liquorice. Only 7% but damm right still amazing after 6 years. SaintMatty (7522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
500ml Bottle - Brown in colour with a foamy head. Malty aroma with some spicy and fruity hints. Rich and fruity taste with spicy malt, fruit cake and a sweet and hoppy finish.
mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
(Old notes, bottle at Pikkulintu at the end of 2007) Dark brown. Hazy. Strong bodied palate, litttle bit dry. Chocolate and raisin in nose and taste. Same saltiness and liquorice as well. Svesse (8777) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2008
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 16 Dec 2008. Dark brown colour with frothy, pale brown head. Malty nose with dark fruit, gingerbread cake and earthy hints of cellar. Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, toffee, gingerbread cake and Christmas spices. Very nice balance with a slightly vinous touch. Survived the cellar nicely but has probably lost some punch along the way. Very nice one though. In short: dark fruit, gingerbread cake and spices. ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle (50 cl), thanks larsniclas for keeping this for so long just to share with us. Clear copper, small off-white head. Nutty malt aroma with clear madeira notes, fudge, wood, and blue cheese. Medium bodied and smooth, low carbonation. Well balanced. gnoff (10891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2008
(50 cl bottle thanks to larsniclas)faroeviking (11211) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 7, 2008
BB September 2009
On May 10, 2008
Shady dark reddish to copper color, white head. Scent is moist, mouldy, soil, cellar and sweet with alcohol hints. Sweet, chocolate, candy like taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, low to medium bitterness.
Bottle. Pours a Hazy deep amber brown colour. Very sweet vinious aroma with some dark fruits. Good bit sticky mouthfeel. Sweet soft caramel flavour with dark fruits, well toasted malt and bit of spice.