Holmen2 (2931) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yule 2013 shared with OE at OSB 29.10.14. Clear amber, almost ruby. Pale brown head. Aroma of dried berries, rasins and sweet, dark chocolate. Fine taste with berries, dried fruits, spices and dark chocolate. Also a a hint of X-mas soda with raspberry taste. Round mouthfeel. Has improved and matured with storage.
Beertobealive (508) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige head with red beer aromas. Reddish amber body. Warm taste of malt and candy. Pleasant balance and medium length.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Fruity licorice nose and flavours, hints of nuts. Semi-sweet, but well-balanced. Very nice.
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with light brown head - Good malty aroma with spices - Good malt body and there is olso a good spicy background - Long lingering spicy finish - This was good
daje (4123) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber body, small offwhite head. Christmas spicy aroma with caramel and roast, toasted taste with earthy hops, ginger, caramel and licorice. Light bitterness, dry spiced finish. Quite decent, though I followed the advice on the back on the bottle and left a glass for Santa overnight, he didn’t touch it and after three days I poured it out and don’t believe in santa anymore :/
morri (277) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny tan head. Dark copper colored body, almost opaque. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits and yeast. Slightly sweet taste. Feels too watery and too sweet.
tmrmwel (1836) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a finger thick mocha head. Aroma is quite yeasty with lots of herby stuff going on; here’s ginger, clove and Curaçao orange peel. Full body with medium carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and notes of coffee, as well as good yeasty notes all along in the back.
VictorSA (182) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dyp nÃ¸ttebrun med fin, farvet skum. Aroma av malt, kaffe, flÃ¸tekaramell, plomme og rosin. Flott frukt i munnen, lett sÃ¸dme og fin friskhet med ingefÃ¦r. Lett bitter, fin fylde og lengde. (Havnabakken, 20.12.13)
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, golden brown color, light brown head. Ginger and anise nose as stated on the bottle, dried fruit, brown sugar. Spicy taste with notes of cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Liquorice is present as well. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation.
Caap86 (37) - Rognan, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fast head retention. I feel that this beer has too little cinnamon. They should have pushed the boundaries a little, or removed it totally.