KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours almost dark black with off white head..... the aroma is sweet, bread, dark fruits...... the flavor is sweet, caramel, sweet licorice... a bit like port.....
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy brown, smooth offwhite head. 3 malty aroma, caramelly, wood. Mildly spiced.7
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a small off white head. The aroma is brown sugar, caramel, port, butterscotch and dark fruit. The flavour is dark fruit, brown sugar, alcohol and sweet caramel.
Koelschtrinker (17292) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Würziger Malzantrunk, der eine nicht unerhebliche Süße beinhaltet. Diese ist aber wohl dosiert und ergänzt das stetig steigende Malz, das weich bleibt und im Verlauf spritzige Schokoladennoten bildet. Wenig herb, nun sehr schokoladig. Die Süße zeigt nun, dass sie vom Alkohol abstammt, dieser verzieht sich aber wieder schnell und gibt getreeidige Beinoten ab. Kräuter, Orange, dezent nach Kaffee. Gut! 8/10/12/11/7/10
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, plum, toasted malt, raisin and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, toasted malt, raisin, light cocoa and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - DEC 22, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colour with avergae tan head. Aroma of raisins and dry fruits, maybe some caramel too. Taste of malts, the dry fruits again and some far hint of chocolate. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent finish.
borresen (15) - Gan, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Bottle 2010 from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown/red. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, and som christmas spices. The taste follows the aroma, no big supprises. Have looked forward to taste this beer due to many friends complementing this beer. Sorry Aass, this did not do it for me, it just goes in line with the other uninterresting beers made by the big breweries in Norway.
abstractbeer (241) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"2010 edition". Pours a rather black-red brew, tiny head which disappears very quickly, leaving it virtually headless. Nose is fruity with hints of coffee. Aroma is surprisingly lacking, but I still detect a burnt maltiness, pear, cherry, raspberry, licorice, alcohol and a little bit "medicine". The 9 % alcohol is unfortunately very present and not very pleasant. Taste is sweet and bitter, though in my mouth not well balanced, leaning heavily towards bitter and almost acetic, I guess thats because of the alcohol. The finish is short, almost astringently bitter/alcoholic, with a slightly smoky leather aroma. Carbonation is surprisngly lively for such a headless beer. It feels moderately thick in my mouth. Overall a bit disappointing to me.
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small, quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, brown sugar and hints of booze. Taste is dark malt sugars, propelled by alcohol, with hints of figs and pepper. Quite a bit of warming alcohol, but it is fairly well blended and does nothing but compliment the overall taste. A fairly good Christmas ale, and certainly better than its 6,5% ABV counterparts in the Norwegian Xmas beer field. Nevertheless, it does not retain enough complexity to tickle my pickle, so to speak.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma; Dark chocolate, christmas cake, spices, cinnamon
Flavours; Same as the aromas, adding some more spices, almost a mocca flavour.
Summary; A big like, a well-made beer from one of the big guys here in Norway