djoeye (1855) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber-copper body, tall tan head, attempts to crocheted lacing.
Aroma; brown malts, diacetyl, earthy notes, raisins.
Taste; sweet dark malts, earthy notes, mild raisin juice, diacetyl hints, plum notes. Finishes sweet.
Feels normal, slighty sticky. Overall average norwegian bock, minus that diacetyl.
[33cl brown btl, abv6.5%, BB02OCT15, B@vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø 4€ T@höme]
Holmen1 (2791) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet Straensenteret, hjemme: vakker brunlig rubinfarge med fint skum som varer. Behagelig karbonert. God smak av røstet malt, litt karamell, ristet brød, tørket frukt og noe nøtteaktig mot slutten. Nokså beskjeden aroma.
NORSAND (36) - - DEC 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(9 years old / Brewed 2005)
Wonderful medium dark, reddish brown, caramel colour.
Nose: Sweet Munich malt and caramel, Christmas cookies and yeast. Also hints of raisins, dried fruits (figs, dates).
Taste & palate: Initial lively, creamy carbonation which starts to fade while in the mouth. Medium to medium light body. Slight sweetness in the attack but drier in the mid- and aftertaste. Malt notes going all the way through the taste curve, some fruitiness in the middle as well but not very complex (but then these beers usually aren’t).
9 year old commersial "juleøl" which still is alive, if mature (usually they peak at 2-3 years, then start to fade).
Went well with slightly spicy, sweet & sour salmon.
Nisse666 (4509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wee bottle from Polet Hemsedal cons 2014-02-21 Göteborg
AR: melas, wee brown sugar
AP: dark mahogny, high frothy crème beige steady head
F: rich carbonation, melas, dry sugary, warming feeling, wee spicey, wee caramel
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Appearance is clear dark brown, with small tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is some caramel, plum and metal. The aroma is overall not very noticeable. Boring mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is round, fruity, sweet, skunk and lasting metal finish. Overall: Its like the ringnes pilsener with some caramel malt.
Wischylini (140) - Grimstad, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear dark brown, small tan head that disappears quickly. The aromas are generally weak, and the good aromas are not as noticeable as the bad ones. The aromas I detected were malty, with dried fruits and raisins, pine, nuts and a hint of liquorice – There’s also aromas reminiscent of farts, metallic notes and rubber. The taste is very sweet, but not as sugary as the low strength variety. The palate is, like the low strength variety, sticky, syrupy and unpleasant. This beer is a step up from the low strength variety, but still not particularily good. Avoid this one.
nilsas (1729) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fin duft av malt, rosin, krydder og andre frukter. Fin kastanjebrun farge. tynt dekkende skum. Fin fruktig smak med en anelse krydder, noe kullsyre.
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mørk brun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt. smak av malt og noe frukt. Vinmonopolet.
Vighals (1422) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rødbrunklar med beige skum. Malt kvae ingefær. Besk bitter medium søt. Medium kullsyre.
Grima (2124) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham, huge thanxxx!!!
Pours dark brown with fine creamy head. Smell has roasted malts, nuts and plum. Starts with dark fruits and bitter roasted malts, licorice and plum. Middle part has lots of raisin and plum, paired with sweetish and bitter roasted malts. Goes into a roasted burnt finish with lots of dark fruits. Surprisingly good stuff!!!