tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBF. Pours brown black with small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, dark bread, roasted and spicy. Flavor is acidy, malty, roasted, spicy, coffee and a bit sweet. Finishes very nice with a sweet bitter aftertaste.
Sigmund (5800) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Copenhagen Beer Festival. ABV was listed as 7.5%. Dark brown colour. Aroma and flavour of coffee, vanilla and cinnamon, well balanced. Very enjoyable - a beer I’d be happy to drink at the Yuletide. Well, at any time of the year, actually.
mile (3456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and spiciness (aniseed and coriander), faint coffee. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, spiciness (aniseed and coriander), some fruitiness and roastiness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, spiciness and some roastiness. Sweetish porter with aniseed spiciness.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, at 7.5%Vol, as Fanø Julebryg, Danish brew, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex Porter, spicy and roasted, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good X-Mas brew
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is deep roasted malt, laurel, liquorice, tobacco, molasses and herbs.
Flavour is creamy and milky coffee, roasted mocca. Nice and subtle.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Makke. Dark maroon, huge tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Taste is very smooth roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Nice.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home, label said 7.5%. Cardamom, mint, malts and prune aroma. Opaque, light brown head, very nice lace. Mocha, light sweet, cardamom, light bitter, roasted finish. Dryish, very soft mouth feel. Very much X-Mas, technically very well brewed but I’m not a big cardamom fan.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome. Labeled as "Julebryg 2010 Coffee Porter." The pour is deep ruby to near black with a massive, light tan head with insane retention and massive lacing. Aroma is muted, coffee, cocoa, spice, mace, hazelnut, wet cinnamon. Taste is spicy, Kahlua, creamy coffee, rich chocolate, Godiva liquor, chocolate milkshake. Soft, creamy palate. Incredible. One of my favorite porters of all time.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit, yeasty and spicy - cinnamon. Flavor is quite sweet. Finished sweet. 070411
chrisv10 (12978) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, spices, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.