rarbring (2288) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: The smell is mostly sweet grain, dark bread.
Appearance: The beer is clear deep red amber, has an off-white head that dissipates quickly. leaving uneven floats - but good lacing.
Taste: A slight sweetness, malty grains, a rather rough short bitterness.
Palate: Low carbonation, a bit watery, a thin body and a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Sorry, this did not make it for me.
Note: Can 500 ml. Reviewed 2010-12-16.
klas (411) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. 15 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing.
gyllenbock (8685) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget in October 2012.
Clear dark amber with a sligtly tan head. Rather sweet with notes of toffee, roasted malt and bread. The finish was dry. Drinkable but boring. No spices in this one.
BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This review is of two 500ml cans bought for me from IKEA in the UK, both BBD of 18 May 09, drank during a bad lager evening on 14 Mar 09.
Poured into my ’La Chouffe’ tulip glass (four times). Large off-white head sat on top of a dark amber, clear body. It looked fine and the glass showed it off to its full potential.
An aroma of tea with sugar was what I thought of as my nose approached the beer. Then some molasses and treacle came through.
The taste was strange, the tea smell gave way to a mild coffee flavour and some toffee sweetness, I didn’t like it much.
The body was weak, a bitter finish in the mouth didn’t help its cause and I was pleased they had been a free gift and I hadn’t paid for them.
Promised so much at first, but sadly lacking once tasted and when compared to other dark lagers.
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l can my friend Matej brought from Germany, thanks! It poured reddish brown body with tiny head that even couldn’t stay up long. White grapes, some caramel aroma, slightly sourish and vinous. Bitter and very slightly sour flavor rather than sweet, some caramel and wood. Thin bodied with very short, interestingly, sweetish caramel finish. Shows also some bitterness here. Fine in a special way but oh so watery.
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l can from a swedish food store of an IKEA.
Amber-reddish beer with a small lacing off white head. Caramel and malt both in the aroma and flavor, some mild hop and fruitiness. Drinkable but you cannot say any exciting about this beer...
mzaar (3265) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tja, vad ska man säga? Ger mig inte in på vad den doftar eller smakar, mer än att den smakade ok och doftade ok och det får räcka. Ett helt ok julöl, men inte mer, så kan man sammanfatta detta öl.
Nisse666 (7049) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Wifes works x-mas table cons 2010-12-19 Göteborg
AR: reddish brown, wee beige head
AR/F: wee roasted malt, some sugar, dry, boring
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Can - Copper/red with a foamy head. Malty, fruity and slightly sweet aroma with caramel and dried fruit detected. Fruity and malty taste with raisins, caramel and marzipan. The finish is fruity, malty, sweet and moderately bitter.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5L can. Pours out brown-redish. Medium head, colapse pretty soon to a small one, sticks ok to the glass. Smell is earthy sour-sweet, caramel, lots of fruits. Taste is red fruits, earthy, spices. Not bad, expected worse. Taste is sweet. Had worse beers for sure.