morri (258) - - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small tan head with good lacing. Dark brown/amber body. Spicy aroma of coffee and sweet barley malt. Taste has a hint of fish. Also a little thin in the mouth. Not my cup of tea.
ALLOVATE (2720) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of bergstaden. Prost!
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Radiant ruby chestnut displaced by a bad case of the floaties. Head lifts up a good inch and holds; Tight and tidy off white cream that laces well. Complex nose has earthy liquorice, milk chocolate, tar, prunes and dates in sweet syrup, molasses and toffee, peppery spice and just a touch of sherry. Robust, viscous and slightly oily on the palate with soft carbonation making it smooth. Lots of malt and yeast meld together harmoniously. Milk chocolate throughout. Woody, earthy and dusty with ample dried stonefruit and sherryish notes. Sweet upfront, vinous, fruity with a little tang of burnt fruit, hint of smoke and depth of wood. This carries into the oddly warming swallow. Very long and rounded. Hits above its ABV. Has a touch of roasted carob, tar, mace, pepper and vanillin to add to the nuances. I loved this ale. A wonderfully quaffable but warming and complex Dubbel. Disappointed that this may be the only bottle I get to try. Surprisingly good! (50cL, no date stamp, trade from Norway)
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with a medium head. Fudge, syryp, cinnamon, yeast & some nuts. Quite a lot of sediment.
TEJA (1821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the cruis ship Viking Gabriella. Small light brown head. Clowdy red brown color. Much yeast debrie in the bottle that the waiter unfortunantly poured into the glas. Fine light caramell aroma. Typical belgian taste with both roasted taste and a sweet caramell taste in a balanced mix. Sweet but not too much. Low bitterness but balanced.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey shared by Radagast and Travlr, thanks gentlemen. Medium amber with a small khaki head. Caramel and chocolate malts, pretty straightforward.
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cinnamon berry and toffee malt aroma. Hazy dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet spicy toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Good.
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown with a small, off-white head.
Cinnamon, clove, toffee aroma.
Taste is sweet, dusty, holiday spices.....caramel malt, light fruit.
Not bad...but the spices seem a bit forced.
Florya (1048) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: amber, off-white head Aroma: spice, caramel, fuits Palate: medium body, creamy texture, low carbonation.
patricks110 (2228) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought at a Vinmonopolet near Tiger Square, Oslo. Pours a dark ruby colour with a finger of puffy tan head. The aroma is fruity with toffee malts. Mellow and smooth in the profile with light nutty and caramel notes. A bit sweet with apple and raisin fruit notes. The finish is mellow and medium bodied with light bitterness and a lingering spiced note.
radagast83 (6102) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey as Julebrygg. Poured an amber color with a small tan head. Aroma was some chocolate cocoa notes, toffee. Flavor was light caramel notes, some chocolate. I think we pronounced this correctly.... actually not awful. spices, sweet malts.
Travlr (17663) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Churchkey as Julebrygg, which arguably sounds better than Skumring. Clear deep amber brown color. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel candy. Taste is smooth chocolate, toffee, light spice. Decent.