tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ooooh, this is a black one. The tiny brown head isn’t that long-lived, but I’m a sucker for black bodies. The aroma is filled with christmas in the woods: juniper, pine trees (needles, cones, bark and the lot), heather and dried dark fruits. And of course alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter, although it’s a bit hard to say what’s bitterness and what’s the alcohol trying to dissolve my palate. The flavours are actually not that strong, but it’s still an overwhelming experience due to the alcohol kick. Dark dried fruits, alcohol, dark dried fruits in alcohol and alcohol with dark dried fruits. And for me this works! It feels extremely thick, full and sirupy, an amazing mouthfeel. A lovely sipper, but I don’t think I would need much more than my tiny sample to fulfil my yearly need of Stelliger Divum. And, seriously, what’s with that name? What’s Stelliger Divum supposed to mean? And who’s anyone supposed to remember such a name after drinking a beer of this strength?
[10 cl sample served in a small but brimful plastic cup@Juleølpremiere 2012, Mathallen, Oslo]
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Dark brown color- no foam. High aroma intensity; licorice, malt, sherry, some christmas spices - also distinct Full body & high complexity. Immediate sweetness, definetly stays on the sweet side. Enjoyable- but too much sweetness & alcohol; unbalanced.
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djoeye (1843) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear black-ruby body, no foam at all. Aroma; raisin-prune-liqour.
Taste; dark malts, dark syrup, dark fruit liquor. Finishes warm liquorish fruity. Feels 19%... Overall a stronger DoppelBock than usual, as Imperial Doppelbock. [33cl brown btl, abv19%, BB, B@vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø 13€ T@höme]
ston3s42 (2) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Coffee, alcohol, licorice. Very strong taste of alcohol, somewhat unbalanced, but not too bad
BAE (19) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Voldsomt øl. Mer en kuriositet enn et øl. Passer muligens til en kraftig sjokoladekake. Smakt inne I Berentsen bryggeriet.
ABS (552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lillemarkens. Dark brown, no head. Small fizz when opened, so there is some carbonation at least. Red fruit and alcohol nose. Plum, burnt sugar, caramel, coffee flavour. Sweet. Bitter ending. Thick, very oily body. Warming. A little carbonation, which is more than expected. Interesting, but really didn’t need to be this high in alcohol.
tandembrauer (268) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 2014 ed. bottle at home, tasted right on the release day on Nov 3rd 2014. Pours dark brown with thin tanned head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and licorice, some alcohol. Salt, smooth mouthfeel with some sharpness coming from the alcohol, alcoholic warmth.
Geiserich (3467) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Rubin red-brown color, no head. Aroma is raisins, plums, soy sauce, burnt malt, alcohol, tobacco, molasse. Flavor is oily, sirupy, intensive sweetness, molasse, dark fruits, burnt malt, bitterness. Warming but not my style. Can’t understand, why they sell this in 0,5 liter.
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Bernt for this one. Brown with some ruby highlights and virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, plums, hint of soy sauce. Full bodied, boozy, slightly sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Taste is soy sauce, raisins, dates, booze, hint of anise. Nice but a little rough.
smmaaren (240) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle @ home. Dark ruby colour with no head. Taste and aroma are well hidden under a big alcoholic cloud. Yeah, you can feel the chrismas-beer inside there some place... Interesting.
KL (42) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
2013 årgang. 19 % alcoholic monster. Thick dark sirupy and burnt malt with a punch of alcohol. Might be that I should have saved this a couple of years.
Did not like or finish this beer.