liinis (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boringly mild christmas spiced dark red-gold clear coloured small headed beer. Well balanced and enjoyable but a bit boring
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle carried back home from Meny, Oslo City. Pours a near-clear, dark amber body under a fading, beige head. Lots of bubbles across the surface. Dotted spots to the glass. Roasted dark malts with notes of nuts and earth to the nose. Taste follows the nose in addition to notes of meat, in fact. Nice roasted bitter ending (Tromsø, 22.12.2012).
TyggaBrown (383) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just an average christmas beer. Nuts, coffee and chocolate, and bitterness is fine. A little thin.
BitchPls (537) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola brown beer with a brief medium head. Some sweetness, roasted coffee and lingon berry in the aroma. The taste is a little more boring than the aroma. It has slight roastiness and mild but balanced bitterness in it. The body is watery. Easy to drink. Could be a good drink to have with christmas foods.
magnuskjensen (12) - - DEC 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bottle at Christmas beer tasting 15.12.12
Dark amber color, offwhite head.
Aroma is toasty with some dark caramel.
Crisp taste, malts dominate, finishes very quickly.
kingstoni (1473) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark cola color with a foamy beige head. Aroma of vegetables and basement. Sugary taste of malt, some roastiness.
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 L bottle, purchased @Meny Oslo City. Brilliantly clear ruby brown body. Thin beige head. Discreet aroma of nuts and dark dried fruits. Light-bodied. Kind of diluted mouthfeel. Weak malt body. Fairly dry, toasted and light peppery. Some sourish notes. Short, tart, watered down ending.
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 0,5 l can at home. Hazy mahogany body with a tan colored fingerthick head. Barnyard, dark toffee and leather on the nose. Malty and bitter flavors with notes of tobacco. Light to medium body. Thin mouthfeel. Dry tongue.
RexTalionis (2369) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark brown in color with off-white head. Sweet caramel, roasted malts and some spices perhaps in aroma. Malty notes in taste mostly, reminds of fresh bread, mild roasted notes also. A bit onedimensional perhaps.
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown with mahogany tones. Nose is very brown chocolate malty. Nuts, some oak, roastedness. Body is on the lighter side. Has brown malt, some spicyness (a bit of cinnamon, clove). Overall there is a good deal of flavour here, but it is a bit light on the palate and sterile. And the combination of roastedness, perky co2 and a lighter body makes it feel a bit harsh. But nice dunkel.