Nisse666 (7128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Bottle 2010 edition cons 2010-12-26 Karlskoga
AR: havey roasted aroma, brown sugar and dryness, hopiness
AP: dark amber, 2 cm froty thick beige head
F: havey bitterness, pine, pineapple, dry finish, a bit sour
Bottle 2009 edition. Christmas tasting 2009-11-27
AR: wee hoppy flavor
AP: brown body, stady head
F. hoppy aromatic, well brewed, a bit citrus a some pine-needle
Mörkröd, brunaktig färg.
Fruktig, apelsin, knäck
popery (2155) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer with a woody and moderately bitter profile. The beer pours a dusky red with a big, puffy light tan head. The aroma is sweet and moderately malty. There are a bunch of interesting hop smells in it, floral, herbal, citrus. The flavor is bitter and rather dryer than expected. The malt is a slightly sour nutty, caramel presence. It’s an interesting winter beer that I would definitely try again given the chance.
olsvammel (7120) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 It poured a slightly hazy dark amber liquid with a medium sized beige foam, that left lots of lacing.
It had a fresh smell of grass, hops and caramell.
Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and medium bitterness. Nice to drink, not very intense flavour and a bit sweet. Tasted of grassy hops, caramell and a hint of some spices.
This beer worked well with chocolate but not sure how it would work with the salty christmas food.
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 liter brown glass purchased at Cyclone Liquor as a 1.99 closeout.
Pours a dark mahogany hue with a strong fine head that lasts. Abundant tight bubbles emerge from the beer. Aroma is definitely cardboard and malt with a whiff of melinoidens. No hop aroma. Rather simple really but inviting. Mouth feel is thin and crisp. Well attenuated. Smooth with no alcohol evident. Flavor is much more like a dunkel rather than a English strong ale. balanced up front with no hop flavor, sweet dark fruit flavored middle and finishing with a definite dark malt bitterness. Interesting and enjoyable. Overall this is a good beer that would warm you up on a cold winter’s night. The oxidation and attenuation detract a bit, but otherwise I would recommend this beer. I might classify this as an old or stock ale.
Joakgust (1437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50 cl - Hazy orange amber beer with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty with evident hints of citrusy hops and caramel. Flavor is sweet malty with hints of caramel. Rather light bodied for being a winter beer but Oppigårds have done a really good job with this one.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 500ml from Systembolaget Stockholm shared with FatPhil &Anna copper creamy beige head. Kick of tangy hops at first and spicy lasting complex aftertaste. More please.
FatPhil (15798) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - shared with Mirjukka - thanks!
Rich rusty colour, healthy beige head. Really piney aroma, hinted
towards floor cleaner. Crisp carbonation, but also immediately a
massive hoppy bite. Possibly a little unbalanced towards the hops,
they tingle the mouth and leave it dry and resiny. However, there’s
some reasonable roasted malts cowering in the background. Finish from
the hops is fruity and bitter, and very nice, but the acidity in the
mouth is too much of a price to pay for that, I think.
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruits and no hops. A flavor of malt, metallic hints, weak dark fruits and bread notes.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahhhhh!!! I don’t know many things better than a good winter brew on a saturday night. Pours a nice, dark amber with a foamy tan head. Some lacing. Very aromatic with a nice sweet and spicy taste. Nice hops in this one. A very impressive, smooth, warming beer.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark ruby red mahogany colour. Crystal
clear. Beautiful light beige fine-laced head that clings to the
glass. Rich complex floral hop aroma. Hints of fresh cut grass and
rose petals. Slightly nutty malt aroma. Crisp carbonation. Powdery
texture with dry grassy hops. Very dark chocolate. Dry sensation,
but with enough malt complexity. Finishes slightly sour after a
while. Overall a nice winter ale.