Bottle. deep ruby red with a hint chill haze, low offwhite head. Honeyish sweet aroma, berries, resin, caramel roast. Medium full body, salt caramel base, strawberries, melanoidin, peat, pine/resin notes, flowery finish.
Spruce, caramel malt, and raspberry aroma. Dark chestnut brown with giant tan head. Moderately sweet caramel malt, and mildly bitter spruce and hay flavor. Good body. Smooth - hides its strength well.
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Langnes. A fawn-coloured head leaving spotty lacing on the glass. A deep ruby shade to a near-black body. Earthy malts and dried fruits on the nose. Well blended taste of apricot, prunes and caramel malts, slightly spiced. Jam-like ending. Well bodied and quite harmonious in the mouth. Fits the winter season. (Tromsø 16.02.2019).
Draught @ Malt & Mold (11/21/18). Murky reddish brown with small frothy beige head, sweet caramel aroma, high carbonation, medium bitter spicy caramel taste with boozy flavor and spices, thin body, long boozy finish. Feels to have a higher ABV than it actually has.
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Dyp amber. Lavt skum med litt farge. Blir for film langs glasset. Aroma av krydder & frukt. Smaken lett ingefær & et varmende krydder.
Clear brown, small offwhite head. Herbal aroma, spruce. Sweetish flavour, herbal, spicy. Lasting spice. Not really my thing.
50cl bottle from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn. Pours dark copper coloured with a fairly large, light beige head. Malty and slightly spicy aroma with caramel , dried fruits and hints of spruce and wood. Medium sweet with fairy mild, but pleasant flavours. Less sweet and more balanced than expected. Quite enjoyable.
Not that strong sweet malty nose. Opaque dark brown colour, tall beige head, good retention and lacing. Aroma toasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, candy sugar. Flavour light heavy sweet and light bitter, roasted malts, toffee, alcohol. Qite peppery on the tongue, sweetbitter aftertaste, hints of liquorice, sugary, spicy notes (missed the spruce). Medium body, oily to sticky texture, soft carbonation, round and tasty, very nice.