Vighals (661) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
O’haras christmas velvet. Sort med høyt lys brunt skum, legger seg fort men blir der. Karamell og brent kaffelukt. Medium bitter. Noe merkelig blomsteraktig smak, jord morsomt! Medium- kullsyre.
Ungstrup (28254) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A åitch black beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bread, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and bread, leading to a bittter finish.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted and breadish dark malty. Mild tarish, roasted and chocolate. Thick malty and chocolate. Bitter and dark malty finish.
klas (189) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (22 SEK). Branded as O´Haras Christmas Velvet in Sweden and sold as a Christmasn seasonal brew. Good!
BeerSkull (1080) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Fresh but also soft aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate, finished with flavors of salty liquorice and hops.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, clear, tan head. Aroma: cocoa, baker’s chocolate, some biscuit, very light roast. Flavor: biscuity/cocoa malt, chocolate, very light roast. Easy-drinking.
Pyrmir (2714) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Black with off white head. Aroma roasted, slight acidic, burnt coffee and slight sweet vanilla. Taste is a bit dry, strong roasted notes, smooth mouthfeel with slight astringent notes. Better than expected!
Gr0ve (2110) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Very dark brown, almost black. Light beige fine head that clings to the glass. Roasted dark malt aroma with heaps of acethaldehyde. Sweet nose. Lighter body, but texture is smooth. Roasted malt flavours and a nice lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
SamTheBarrel (293) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 330ml bottle labelled "O’Haras Christmas Velvet". Pours a nearly black dark brown with a large thick tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, charcuteries, coffee and a hint of tar and dark chocolate. Medium bitterness with a light sweetness. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation. A pleasant stout, but would have liked it a bit stronger and fuller bodied.
thomat (1848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a creamy brown head. Malty and woody tones. Malt, coffee, wood and hops. Medium body with a long bitter sweet finish. Nice.