DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2002
Cellared two years.
Orange amber beer with good beige head.
Aroma with bitteralmonds, apples, spices and syrup.
Smooth flavor with graphite and licorice tones. A bit tanninous.
Chemical tone with little bitterness. Growing, cookiedough and cardboard.
Quite excellent beer actually. Too bad the vintage dated bottles is no more. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2003
Dark amber. Very fruity, juicy aroma with caramell. Hops, caramel in a very thick and oily mouthfeel. Long bitter and tasty finish. Nisse666 (7780) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2010
2002-04-06, bottle, Göteborg
AP: amber colored body, medium high white head
AR: malt, plum, hop, herbal, and some yeast.
F: malt, caramel, liquorice, dryness Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2003
Copper colour w. small head. Delicious malt (sweet, nut, toffee) well balanced by long bitter finish. Smooth. Oakes (18526) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
Slightly maltier than the Ruby, with notes of wood, caramel and smoke. The increased maltiness is balanced off by the woody dryness, which makes for a beer which is both bigger and easier to enjoy.
bierkoning (13598) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2003
Dark amber color. Malty aroma with licorice. Hopbitter flavor with licorice, blackcurrant and pear. Well balanced ale with a good body. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2006
Vintage 1998. Amber with bright white head indicating hoppy character. Rich, juicy malts, woody character and light hoppy nose. Gentle alcoholic touch molding malty richness. Medium bodied, with some bitterness at finish. Very neat aged mellow ale. Solid. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. 1998 vintage. Bright copperish-tawny coloured body with a medium white bubbly head. The aroma is moderately cheesy, lots of bread, and sweet caramel-like malts. Certainly the rich malts are prominent in this beer - lots of bread, some sourish malt, and sweet caramel flavours. Soft, creamy palate. Pretty good.
Thanks for sharing this, Doug. imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
Bottled, pasteursed. Golden amber with restained head. Understated fruity sweetish beer with a caramel base. Almost port like in character with a late hoppiness. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Pours a tall airy tan head on a slightly hazy amber colored body. Aroma is malty and spicy with a roasted tone and hints of alcohol. Plenty of malt in the flavor. Notes of fruit, raisin, prune, hop and liquorice. Some sourness in the end. Tasty but rather thin bodied.