tfredvik (1614) - 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]
AlfSt (6) - - APR 2, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Massive, well-balanced and slightly sweet. Lingering rich, full flavored taste, flat foam. Hints of dried fruit, spices and dark malt. Perfect to Christmas cakes and desserts. Good candidate for storing a couple of years.
EHSRanders (1936) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor with worm alcohol finish. Creamy palate.
AaronTDubs (216) - - FEB 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby brown color. Almost no carbonation. Lots of alcohol up front in the aroma with some chocolate, fruits and vanilla. Rich, oily mouthfeel. Very sweet beer. Dried fruits, berries, lingering bitter toastiness. Very hot. This should be an undrinkable mess, but it can work nice as an after-dinner drink.
TubaEmil (6) - - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Karlsen (34) - Hønefoss, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dyp mørk brun. Aroma av malt, kramell, kaffe og olje. Smaker anis, nellik, karamell, heftig shit. Dette ølet utfordrer smaksløkene. Lager en story med smaker. Fantastisk opplevelse
Simonsen (1044) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Mørk karamell. Lite karbonert. Lite skum. Smaker kaffe,stjerneanis,nellik,lakris. Heftig mørk juleøl som må deles
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Tromsö, bought in July 2015. (vintage 2014)
Clear dark amber with no head. Sweet aroma and taste of dried fruit, caramel, malt, light licorice and some hints of nuts. The body was big. Warming alcohol in the finish.
SirLimpsalot (3450) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Eddan 15-12-5: mycket söt och oljig. Toner av kola, malt, arrak och torkat frukt samt lite nötter.
Inbreak (3857) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating rerated 12.07.2015, 0,5l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, raisins, citrus, caramel malts, alcohol, dark sugar, grass, butterscotch, dates, figs, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly rich and boozy, dark sugar, hops, citrus, alcohol, raisins, caramel malts, grass, butterscotch, burnt caramel, minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh and syrupy mouthfeel. Nice enough, eventually. But I guess it needs to be aged even longer...
Nordcore (1243) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Brown with a minimal lightbrown head. Aroma of licorice, caramel and spices. Warm alc sweet taste, light bitter with a licorice end