OleR (4787) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown color with a red tinge. Medium beige head. Initial aroma is fresh, fruity, followed by malt, red berreis and dark fruits. Dry to light sweet malt flavors. A bit thin mouthfeel. Slight sweet/sour finish. Decent but boring.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby red color and good foam Malty nose with metallic undertones. Sveet malty taste, but nontheless thin finish. Also metallic notes in the aftertaste. Quite average juleøl
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Red brown colour. Crystal clear. Average off-white, and creamy, but with quite a bit of larger bubbles. Light notes of münchenermalt. Pretty standard boring aroma. Gentle malts with a powdery texture. Soft mouthfeel, possibly because most of the carbonation was purged out when pouring.
larsga (6139) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium beige head over deep red body with carbonation. Very light licorice aroma. Taste is light licorice. Smooth mouthfeel. Some sweetness, but overall very little taste. (0.33l bottle.)
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red,brown, with a tan foam. Aroma of sweet maltyness and coffee. Nice full body, and nice long bitter finish.
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled.Red brown colour with a beige head. Rosted and seet cararamel aroma. Light roasted caramel flavour. ok finish.
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 On tap at Mack’s Ølhallen in Tromsø. Clear deep brown colour. Some beige foam. Malty nose. Sweet malty and caramel flavours. Satisfying aftertaste. Still as good as before xmas.
Rerated: 500ml at tap on Ølhallen. The 2006 etition has got a nice mahogany coloured body with a low-level, but lasting, off-white head. Medium aroma of burnt malt with hints of dark fruits. Well balanced flavour of dark, roasted caramel and some notes of grain. Warming alcohol remains in the background towards the ending. Moderate palate and a bit crispated. Same score as vintage 2005 (31.10.2006).
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red color with hints of brown. No head. Sweetness, caramel, brown sugar in aroma, thin alcohol comes up. Medium bodied. Sweetness, mild caramel in flavor, ends with medium alcohol. Nice dry aftertaste with mild hops.
Finn (4030) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottle. Deep red brown. Some colour in the head. Very nice appearance. A cautious malty and sweet taste. A perfect bitter finish.Rating 2005: 4-5-7-4-13.
RERATED 2006: Bottled 0,33l. Dark brown coloured. A tanned head of concrete. Weak on aroma. Sweet malty flavour with a fruity impression. Bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit too sweet. Soft mouthfeel.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An uncloudy copper red. Nice coffee coloured head. Smells of rum, warm, strong, honey, and mulled spices. A maltly sweet and bitter tase. Some milkyness.