Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice and alcohol.
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown almost black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and star anise. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, almost black. Malt and anise/liquorice nose. Quite spicy aroma, with (too much) anise. Malt, coffee and chocolate as well. Feels salty because of the anise. Not that pleasant.
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stockholm Beer 2012: Ganska stor och kryddig doft. Smaken är lite mer balanserad men den blir kanske lite väl i sötaste laget.
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Black with a small tan head. A lot of spices both in the aroma and taste. Licorice, malt, fruit, some notes of ash, fennel. Rather cool and interesting.
daje (4131) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, lighter brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, berries and cinnamon. Taste of coffee, chocolate and more christmas spices (clove?), with yeast and nuts. A good take. Good body and balance, lasting herbal finish.
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th October 2009
Very dark brown beer. Milky sweet malt nose. Slightly soft palate. Flavour follows the nose with milky sweet malt. Finishes dry with just a hint of toastiness in the finish. Nice.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 50 cl. Black beer with a medium creamy light brown head of good duration. Aroma of hard toasted and roasted malt with notes of licorice, chocolate and caramel. Taste sweetish and distinctly bitter roasted malt. Notes of chocolate, licorice and stjerneannis felt. A long dry and bitter aftertaste
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown head - aroma of roasted malt - good malt body with roasted malt taste, along with some sweetness in the back that may be from spices - long lingering finish with notes of roated malt bitterness - this was nice
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Dark amber, practical black, with a fine, thick, lasting beige creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, soft roasted malt, nutty and hint of fruits. Flavor is soft, smooth malt, sweet milk chokolate, gently roasted, coffee, balanced bitterness and hint of fruit. Fine body, long and tasty malt and bitter aftertaste. Smooth and balanced, what I fine Christmas brew. Goes well down any other time of the tear as well.