BillHick420 (372) - North Dakota, - DEC 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light black with an off-white head. Nose of sweet malts and bubble-gum. Aroma of sweet malts, some bubble-gum like aroma I can’t make out. Not bad, not good.
Vighals (386) - 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 (2000) - 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!!!
Foffern (973) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Has a clear deep reddish brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aromas of leather, nuts, caramel and dried fruit. More leather in a light flavour, and some oak and alcohol. The mouthfeel is slick, and has a light bitterness. A decent and mild Christmas beer.
tfredvik (796) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown to copper body with an average head that leaves some lacing. Moderate aroma with pale malts, caramel, faint sweet dried dark fruits, dust and roasted notes. Moderate sweet taste and light to moderate bitter finish. Some unpleasant metallic notes that lasts into to aftertaste. A bit vinous with a quite oily texture, medium body and moderate carbonation. This could have been quite nice without the metal.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
fellebag (508) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Red brown color, darker in the middle. Nice layer of thin white head. Aroma of malt, grain and (yeast). Taste of sweets, almonds and some more nuts.
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Aaron68 (394) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml on tap @ Flyfisher Pub,Oslo.November 17,2012.
Dark brown color.A bit sweet and malty aroma.Taste is sweet and a bit bitterness in the finish.Medium carbonation and foam.
Meilby (5518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and some fruityness. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a sweet and metallic finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l bottle shared. Pours a near clear deep nuttybrown body with a red hue and a small, bubbly and quickly sidesticking off-white head. Sweet caramel on the aroma, some burned touches mixed with hints of metal and sweet dried fruit. Averagely carbonated this and the mouthfeel is gently oily to sticky. Kinda sweetish flavors with caramel and burned hints of malts. The same thin metallic notes found in the aroma comes lurking in the finish and aftertaste. All in all, not a bad beer, but this will not be my choice #1 on Christmas eve.
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Color: Deep red brown. Coffee and chocolate aromas with a somewhat unpleasant hint of metal. Lots of sweetness to begin with and bitterness in the aftertaste, that somehow doesn’t quite come together.