abemorsten (2593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. Clear deep mahogany body with a small beige head. Dark toffee, malts and wood on the nose. Malty, toasted bitter flavors. Medium body. Dry tongue. Long liquorice finish.
Arve_Christian (2966) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika.
Dark brown color, good foam.
Some roasted aromas, malt, dried fruits
Medium body & complexity
Good bitterness and well balanced
gunnar (5102) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel, toffee and raisins. Taste is light roasted malts, lots of liquorice and dark chocolate. Suitable dry bitterness from the hops and roasted malts. Easy to like this one, caramel and liquorice heaven.
floydian1 (898) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Deep brown pour with a stable tan head that laces well. Nose of caramel, burnt brown sugar, dried dark fruits and a hint of nuttiness. Lovely smooth malty mouthfeel and taste without being too sweet. Low hop bitterness at the finish. A nice dark ale that knocks spots off Tooheys Old.
TorbenH (804) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, nuts, bread, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
sneevel (71) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper brown. Aromas of dark malt and some hops. More interesting in the mouth with some bitter chocolate, nuts, rye bread, and more dark malt. Good balancing hops, and very dry and crisp. Good English style Christmas beer.
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour. Raisins and light molasses aroma. Rich medium to full palate with lovely malt character, dried fruits choc and toffee.
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good value at DM at just under $5. Soft dark fruits with chocolate notes and some bitter character with cola on the finish.Kinda basic but very friendly. Regardless won’t be a repeat purchase. 3 5 5 4 12
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served cellar cool in a 1/2 pint chalice for topping up. Dark ruby with an offwhite head.Nutty aroma, smooth slick mouth feel, fruity flavour with a definite blackcurrant predominance. Lovely sipping beer.
BeerSkull (1195) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit and spices. Smooth taste, slightly dry. Nice beer!