ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a small head. Fruity aroma with rich chocolate and mellow roast. Very nice. Taste is mild roast with loads of chocolate and light fruityness. Medium bodied with soft to medium carbonation.
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black coloured. Has a light brown head, lasting. Looks nice. Flavor is dark too, with faint spicy notes, warming alcohol too. And some fruits. Flavor heavy sweet, light acid and light bitter finish. Nice creamy texture and soft to flat carbonation.
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light burnt and spicy aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light spicy(anise) and roasty finish.
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown beer with orangey head. Aroma has notes of coffee and malt. Flavor is sweet with roasted malt, coffee, cinnamon and vanilla.
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, anise and ginger. Flavor is anise, ginger, allspice, toffee and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
stouby (4152) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DØE tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma almost heavy malty (roasted, coffee, notes of vanilla). Flavor medium+ sweet, notes of vanilla, coffee and cinnamon. Medium to heavy body. Really nice, spices well balanced, a bit to the sweet side but very easy drinkable.
Niller (1078) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Voldbt Koebmandsgaard, DK. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is roasty and heavy on coffee with some notes af chocolate. Finish is sweet, smooth and smokey. Nice Christmas porter
Foffern (1494) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Has a pretty hazy black colour with a light brown small head. Lots of roasted malt in the aroma along with coffee beans, ash, leather, dark wood and anise. The flavour is also dominated by a wonderful roastedness with anise, coffee, leather, spices and dark berries. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected but slick. Light bitterness. A powerful and balanced ale with a nice spicy touch.
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours a black colour with a white creamy head. Aroma roasted malts, licorice and tiramisu. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, bread and tiramisu again. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a malty, chocolate, vanilla finish. Good.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 L bottle, sent me from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Black with ruby highlights. Mostly diminishing choco head. Fresh roasty light sour bready malt aroma. Subtle, well balanced spice tones. Dark tinned fruit, too. Soft and smooth in the mouth. Invitingly sweet and rounded malt flavor. Spices merge well. A light peppery bitterness underneath. Healthy body. Gently sourish-sweet, spiced and roasty finish. One of the finest holyday ales I’ve had this Christmas.