Nordcore (1037) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 Cl bottle. Apperance; Dark brown, clear with a small head. Aroma; roasty malt and some spice. Flavour; heavy cloying sweetness at the end. This beer is best to heavy norwegian christmasdinner, Ribbe and salted and dried rib of mutton.
This is the beer I allways drink christmas evening, served with aquavit(Gilde Juleakevitt 2008), then you are in Heaven!
RuneStumo (2232) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 16.01.2008, 0,33l Bottle. The colour is black/dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt and sweet. Body is medium. some bitterness. average.
15.12.2012. 0,33l Bottle Vinmonpolet Haugesund, BB 20.09.2012. There is a very nice malty flavour to this beer. Its also rich. Its sweet and bitter at the same time. Its also strong with a kind of sharp dry bitterness. Very good.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Brown reddish color, nice beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malty and dried fruit, like most Norwegian juleøl.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby brown, nice firm off-white head. Slightly roasted, mild butterscotch nose. Little herbal, a bit port vinous. Buttery, sweet vinous, alcoholic flavor. Berry wine and roasted malts. Medium bodied, strongly carbonated palate. Quite warming, but a bit unrefined.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle 330ml 1,99€ from Alko Arkadia
EXP 04 Okt 08 light brown transparent. sweetness kick first then dark roasted malts and dried fruits dash of hops. No remarkable aftertaste. Bit boring.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small head.
Tiny carbonation with a refreshing bite, malts, bread and caramel. Maybe abit lacking on the taste and alchocol comes off abit too strong.
CH-303 (1452) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 2006 edition:
Appearance: Golden dark brown. Little head. Hint of red.
Aroma: Pretty malty and fruity. Oaky. Coffee.
Taste: Dark fruit and malt. Bitterish, but not too much.
Info: 330ml bottle, 21/12-2006
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Nice amount of head, shortlived.
Aroma: Dark fruit, some malt. Burnt caramel?
Taste: Burnt caramel, malt and dark fruit. Smooth.
Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2007
Appearance: Dark, redish brown. Lots of light tan head.
Aroma: Good malt, some fruit.
Taste: More malt, some spices. Slight alcohol. Good.
Info: 330ml bottle, 23/12-2012
Skinnyviking (7171) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Vineous spicy aroma. Sweet spicy flavor of roasted malt cinamon and raisins. Low carbonation, long sweet aftertaste.
SaintMatty (5477) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle- Dark brown with red tinges and a small, light tan head. Slightly fruity aroma with raisins and dates. Fruity and tangy taste, again with raiains and a hint of sweetness and spice. Drinkable but does not taste like it is 6.5%.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Nicely dark amber looks, smallish head. Malts, caramel, some syrup. Alcohol sweetness. Not that different from milder version, except for the alcohol sweetness. Not bad, but quite characterless and thinnish for such high alcohol.