OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Big coarse, lightly tanned head. Lasting with fine lacework. Brilliant dark ruby-brown body. Inviting malty and fruity aroma. Suggestions of mild spices and chocolate. Chocolate-ish malt flavor, fruits and spices and a nice rounded sweetness, balanced by a gentle hopbitterness. Medium body. Feels soft and smooth in the mouth. Malty, mild bitter ending. I like this a lot.
CapFlu (4779) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep red body with a creamy, quick-dissipating almond head. Nose of butterscotch (best before March 2005). Roasted malt flavour with coffee tones. Interesting English Strong??? Thanks to Lubiere for the try.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew’s Epic Abstrakt/Blåbær tasting, feat. special guests Foffern and StoreMy. :-) Deep coppery amber body, small off-white head. Nose is raisins, coca-cola, hints of herbs, dark malts and caramel. Taste is present caramel, dark malts, molasses and sawdust (mostly in the aftertaste). Wood-ish, dry aftertaste with a slightly parching touch. A pretty decent Christmas ale.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 500ml fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 26 Des 14. Dyp rødbrun. Lavt skum med litt farge. Antydning til lacing. Beskjeden maltaroma. Smaken er litt fruktig med en økende syrlig bitterhet. Ettersmak av krydder.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Dark reddish brown color with small head. Aromatic and flowery hopped, even wineous aroma. Flowery, quite hoppy, woody and reasonably malty flavor with some spiciness. Quite smooth but bitter, medium-bodied, soft-carbonated palate. A very nice, hoppy and tasty ale. Like Postiljon with added spiciness for christmas.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, nutty malt aroma. Dark brown body with generous off-white head that recedes to nice cover. Sweet, malty, nutty, woody, earthy, caramel flavour with some herbal hops. Very complex. Smooth body and soft carbonation. Medium-light body works to advantage in this one. Very good, flirts with excellence. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere. Thanks, Per.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #15. Bottle. Dark hazelnut color, fairly clear...bit of decaying head...malty, lightly spicy nose features caramel and juniper...spicy/woody flavors with a touch of late cinnamon, lovely thick malt, perhaps a touch too much carbonation but quite nice overall.
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Dark ruby with tan head. Aroma is sweet, honey, fruit, grass and malt. Taste is well balanced with a bit of dried fruit, citrus and sweet malt.
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear ruby dark brown with a huge tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is fruity, malty, toasted and a bit soapy. Flavor is malty, acidy, roasted, fruity and bitter. A bit watery thin body. Finishes bitter malty.
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Average creamy off-white head that mostly diminished. Light brown color with a clear flat body. Aroma of caramel, grain, orange peel, hint of chocolate and Christmas spice, roasted malt, floral, brown sugar. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a light alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Light bitter finish. Ok Christmas beer. 08-07-2007