HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with brown head. Aroma of sweet malts, dried fruits, caramel and roasted malts.
Taste is roasted malts, dried fruits and roasted malts. Not too spicy,
Cunningham (6891) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Deep brownish color with a frothy beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, some roasted malt and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt, mild roasted malt, mild fruity and a bit vinous.
Overall impression: Nice porter!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway.
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, berries and hay. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, nuts and fruitiness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
bergstaden (2327) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber with a light brown head - sweet malt aroma - Swwet malt flavours with some caramel and some hints of roasted malt - Lingering malty finish with some roasted malt - this was good
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice christmas beer, with hints of champagne and chritmas cookies. Not extreme enough, and just a tiny aftertaste.
tfredvik (1714) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark brown copper-ish body with a nice creamy light tan head that is quite long-lived and that leaves some lacing on the glass. Moderate aroma with sweet caramel, some toasted notes and chalk. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. The flavours follow the aroma, but with far more dried dark fruits. It’s also pretty vinous, a bit too obvious alcohol for the ABV. Nice mouthfeel, medium plus body, smooth texture and soft carbonation, but the finish has a vague metal feel. A nice beer that I wouldn’t mind trying again this christmas, if it hadn’t been for the fact that there are several christmas beers that are far better...
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
magnuskjensen (13) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Christmas beer tasting 15.12.12
Dark color with a little red.
Aroma is dominated by roasted malts and alcohol, some hints of ketchup!?
Feels rich in the mouth, the first taste is licorice then the aftertaste is long and pleasent sweet malt, finishes of with a warming alcohol sensation.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Oslo City,November 21,2012
Bottle @ home November 23,2012
Amber in color.Aroma is malt,yeast and some fruits.A bit malty and sweet in taste.Medium bitterness.Easy to drink.
ArjanB (3) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Dark beer with a slight bitter taste.
Rich roasted flavour with a hint of dried fruits and dark chocolate.
Did not quite meet my expectations, but it is still a nice beer for a cold winter night!
smmaaren (533) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle. Dark amber with creamy head. Rich body with hints of fruits and caramel. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Good christmasbeer.