Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Huge thick light brownish head that really lasted. Excellent display of lacework. Pitch black color. Thick aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruit, lovely toasted malty and sweet chestnut like notes. Light underlying floral bitterness in the aroma as well. Over the palate came mild warming alcohol, sweet dark chocolate, liquorish, light floral, dried fruits and some roasted malty notes as well. Overall quite complex malty profile in this beer. Moderated dusty to dry texture, but quite filling mouthful at the same time. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering liquorish-vanilla, sweeten dark dried fruity and light roasted malty finish with a warming feeling all the way down. Quite drinkable for a 10 + % beer!
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black coloured with a read gleam. Dense light brown head. ARoma of heavy roast, chocolate, liqourice, unroasted coffee, vague herbs. Flavour of coffee, liqourice, heavy roast, vague fruits, some caramel, dark dark notes. Quite full bdoeid. Roasty coffeeish bitterness in the end. I tend to really like this, eventhough it is a little rough edged.
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at Ølbutikken and shared with Skinnyviking. More or less completely dark in body appearance. Rocky, off-white head. Smell of roasted, sweet malts and dry hops. Nice blended taste of dusty hops, earthy malts and chocolate including a touch of coffee. Feels good and well bodied in the mouth. (Pre-Christmas in a room no. 285 at Absalon Hotel in Copenhagen, 07.11.2010).
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a deep brown with a vague orange hue and a huge and lively light brown head leaving some laces. Hard roasted malt in the nose, some vanilla and bitter dark chocolate also. Solid body, hard roasted malts, dark fruits and vanilla. Very malt bitter finish - ashy and dusty. Nice one. 171110
HenningSR (31) - Copenhagen V, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 cl bottle. Black with beige, almost brown head.
Aroma is a bit roasty, coffee , chocolate
Taste is dark...not so easy to describe, coffee, nice finish with a bit vanilla.
sunevdj (3264) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Sweet and bitter with aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Also hints of alcohol and liquirish. Medium to full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Dry finish with more coffee.
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black - offwhite/light brown head. Burned malts. Light sweetness. Ok hoppy. Bitterness. Licorice. Dark bread. Dry burned. Nice smooth body. Light light smokey.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed this one, heavy powerful taste, beautiful appearance. Overall very nice
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Black colour, medium beige head, ok lasting, ok lacing. Nice roasted malt and spices in the sweet aroma with plenty of chocolate and coffee. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with roasted malt and good chocolate along with coffee and a nice match of spices, good bitter hoppiness and bit alcohol. Roasty malty chocolate coffee finish. Nice jólabryggj indeed! Great with more chocolate and coffee instead of just sweet spices dominating like in many other brews of the winter season.
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and hops with notes of spices and pine needles.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and pine needles with notes of spices, hops and alcohol.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.