klas (106) - - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My oldest bottle of Nils Oscar julöl. best before date Dec 2012. Red, brown color. Very good in spite of age.
gyllenbock (2963) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (thanks to my friend Balder for this one) BF dec 2012.
Brownish/yellow with a small head. Rather vinous, it reminded a bit of Madeira. Dried fruit, some butter, toffee, nuts, some dust. Not much carbonation left. Also some light spices. Still drinkable. I wonder how it tasted 6 years ago? Now I finally have sampled all the vintages of NO Julöl.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 4.12.2010
Aroma is sweetish and rather peppery and spicy. Flavour is really spicy with some hints of sweet malt, caramel and raisins in the background. A bit too spicy for my liking, didn’t really notice that this was four years old stuff.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2008-12-13) Dark reddish brown. Medium sized white quickly disappearing head. Raisins and sweet malts in nose. Full bodied and dry palate with little carbonation. Malts, raisin, mämmi, some roastedness and bitterness in taste. Raisun and roastedness in aftertaste.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - - Pikkulintu, Helsinki - shared by Mave - thanks!
Honey and nettles aroma. Buttered hot cross buns in the taste. Nettles too. Quite odd, but not unpleasant. Quite a sharp palate, and a buttery finish.
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Hazy, darkish red-amber with a small, tanned head. Port-raisiny aroma with lots of dried, dark fruit and cardamom spiciness. Flavor of chocolate cake, dark fruit and some caramely-malty sweetness. Medium body with soft, lowish carbonation. At 2 years, this is probably close to its peak. A nice and christmasy brew with nice dark-dried fruitiness.
TEJA (1146) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tested august 2008.
Thick brown foam that stays. Reddish colour.
Aroma of madeira wine, caramell malt and a little acidity.
THe taste is very smooth and reminds you of a barly wine but lighter body and more drinkabillity. Unfortunantly this was the second last botle.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, spices, caramel and overripe fruits. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, overripe fruits and chocolate. Ends sweet.
thewolf (9859) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours deep red, rather clear and with a pretty, small, creamy yellowish head. Aroma is brilliant, lots of caramel, alcohol, light berries. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, vinious, light chocolate, caramel, rye bread, dough and a light touch of tart berries. Super balance
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours almost clear and dark orange to reddish with a lacing white head. Dark malty and light woody malt aroma. Flavour is light spiced and medium dry wooden with a light oldish, yet pleasant, malt flavour. Fruity too. Lingering fruity and dry finish.