thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a big beige head. Sweet and spicy caramel aroma. Quite sweet and definitely spicy, some hints of anis. Decent if sweet and alcoholic Christmas beer.
Cunningham (5471) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a beige head. Toffee, chocolate aroma with some fruity notes. Full body. Complex and well blended flavour with roasted barley, caramel, fruity, raisins. A fine balanced sweetness.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black which reveals some red when held to the light. Light brown head that settles a bit quickly.
Aroma of caramel, cocoa powder and a hint of dark fruits. Taste is more of the afore mentioned, with some sweetness balanced towards a pleasant bitter aftertaste.
sneevel (71) - - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, dark brown with a small brownish head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa powder and banana. Chocolate and dried fruits in the mouth, some sweet sherry notes. A tiny bit of sourness, and some warming alcohol on the finish. Pretty tasty stuff. Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo with best before date May 2014.
Arve_Christian (3866) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog nov/dec 2010. Bottle from Vinmonpolet 2009.
Black color, some foam.
Full body & high complexity.
Sweet and a bit alcoholic unbalance
Not my preferred style
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Rune. Bottle. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Very dark red brown body. Came rushing from the bottle. Roasted malt caramel cocoa nuts aroma. Bittersweet flavor of roasted malt caramel and cocoa with a hint of raisin and alcohol in the background. Not as sweet as feered. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Actually quite nice.
tmrmwel (1252) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, almost black, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is a good chocolate malt, with plums and dried fruits. Flavour is chocolate, coffee and a dark fruitiness.
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, sweet with quite a bit of bitterness and a hint of sour. Aroma of liquorice and coffee. Full body.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colour: dark brown
Smell: candy, red fruits, coffee/chickory, malts
Taste: coffee, malts, yeasty, bit boozy, chocolat, earthy dry end , dried fruits
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. This is a daark dark deep brown beer with a big massive tan head. Lovely chocolate aroma with notes of coffee, roasted malts, coffee and nuts. The carbonation levels are gentle to average and the mouthfeel on this one can only be described as thick, syrupy and oily. It has lots of flavor! Chocolate, cookies, chocolate ice cream, branches, rum raisins, ends really really drymouthing - or mouthdrying if you prefer, and it ends in a nice warming finish. Really solid!