Cunningham (3911) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark brown colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and a bit spicy aroma. Medium to full body. Rich mixed flavour with moderate sweetness, roasted malt, yeast and some spices. A fine bitter finish.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]
Arve_Christian (2663) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner.
Dark brown/ black color, off white foam.
Light roasted aromas, coffee, licorice, malt-’some hoppy Aromas.
Medium body & medium/high complexity.
Good bitterness, nice carbonation- very well balanced.
TyggaBrown (357) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice christmas beer with bitterness and smoke and dried fruites. Better the warmer. Let this be for a while and drink it at about 12 degrees.
Uhlen (249) - Trondheim, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle - batch 516. Dark dark red in color, with a medium brown head. The first thing that strikes me when I stick it up to the nose, is an intense smell of dishwashing-soap. Getting some weak hints of other aromas aswell, but this smell of soap masks everything else. The same weird smell appears in the taste. The fact that noone else mentioned this in their rating of the beer, makes me wonder if this is infected...
Fenrir (19) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt coffe, bitter, nicely carbonated. Quite nice :) not typical Norwegian Juleøl ;)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ABS (367) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown. Spicy nose. Lively carbonation actually. Malt, some caramel, spice (cinnamon?) aromas. Good.
Rasmus40 (9588) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear dark brown with a huge and lasting beíge head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dusty chocolate and moderate spicy - cinnamon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 120212
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From SkjoldBurne, Aarhus, DK.
Brown with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with caramel and spice
abemorsten (2412) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at home. Three fingers thick, light brown head on an obsidian colored body. Spicy, wooden, sweet, dried fruits nose. Sweet, roasted, spicy and bitter flavors with notes of liquorice. Medium body.
esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed at home from batch #404, 2011 edition
Pours dark brown, almost black in glass, big dense tanned head. Very nice look. Smells of cloves, cinnamon, cardemomme, coffe and the typical aroma of Haandbryggeriet’s house yeast. Taste is malty, no sweetness whatsoever. I find gløgg tones and some dry fruits. Palate is dry but not as oily as it could be. Still quite nice. Finish has a very nice and powerful bitterness. But stil, i think the beer lacks a bit of balance to make it to highest scores out there