3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle from Vinmonopolet in Oslo. Dark brown with a mocha colored head. Rich mouthfeel, high effervescence, prickly hop acids, measured bitterness. Delicious rustic, doughy Haand yeast with a berry and wood "spice" flavor that seems entirely malt and yeast and hop-derived rather than through the use of adjuncts. Toasty, beefy, filling, soft, vibrant, pretty much everything in alignment.
MrHangover (2075) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with the crew. Pours an almost black beer with a small, creamy tanned head on top. Aroma is slightly peated, some alcohol, roasted malts and a touch of caramel. Flavor has some licorice influences, sweet, sugary malts and some slightly bitter, herbal touches in it. Very balanced brew, great sipper and defintely a winter warmer. Drank this while it was near freezing temperatures outside and this beer did me so much good. Very nice brew!!
Bygers (557) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a black with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, slightly roasty, coffee, sweet. Tastes smoked, roasty, coffee, chocolate.
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jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of MrHangover. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head and some thin lace. The aroma is creamy roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malty bitter liqourice palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. A super beer from Drammen.... a place where I once found myself after taking a ride from a deaf taxi driver. I asked for BBS at Rommen and he took me to ABB at Drammen. Oh happy days.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle courtesy of MrHangover.
Thin creamy tan head. Some coffee. Very enjoyable. Almost a stout I would say
KL (26) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Key words : Full body,tasty, thick, faint alcoholic after taste. Well done at this prosentage :)
coreyc1221 (252) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine, amber malt and light mint aroma. Dark black/brown color with a coffee tan head. Malty and kind of funky at the start followed by a chocolate coffee finish. Good but something’s off.
IPAgutten79 (326) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Juleøltest: Vi nærmer oss slutten på årets juleøltest. Her er testens nest beste øl: Mørk brun med medium skum. Aroma av mild vanilje, krydder og mild kaffe. Fristende! «Hoppsi Deisi» mente bestemt at denne luktet Taffel Sticks, men vi to andre så mer på dette som en artig kuriositet enn fakta. Smaken byr på mer av det samme som aromaen. Flott bitterhet i avrundingen.
ej (580) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours close to black producing a small, dense dark tanned head. Aroma of leather and tar. Hints of smoke. Chocolate dominates in the flavor, toffee and bready notes as well. Somewhat sweet at first, but nicely balanced with a light bitter finish. Thick and creamy on the palate with soft carbonation.
AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black with tan head. Aroma is Smokey raisin. Taste is Smokey r a is in with a little chocolate in the background.