Gerbeer (2039) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours clear dark brown with light head. Aromas of roasted malt, licorice, and burnt sugar. Vinous and musty. Flavors of stewed dark fruit, wine vinegar, fresh tobacco, and spices. Not really a stand alone beer. Drink with your Christmas pudding.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ home,November 20,2012.
Bought @ Vinmonopolet Oslo City,Norway
Brown to red in color.Aroma is malt,vanilla and fruits.
Medium carbonation.A bit vinous,sweet and enjoyable beer.
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 vintage bottle enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a nice tanned head. Smells of port, glühwein, malts, christmas spices and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet, quite malty, some yeast characters and roasty caramel. Light to moderate bitter finish. A good vintage bottle, some nice oxidation notes, quite balanced and smooth. I like the spices and port tones alot.
sonnycheeba (3858) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep dark drown with a red tint and an average off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, slightly sours, earthy hops, and vanilla. Flavor is balanced malt and esters with light hops; sweet finish. Medium body, light carbonation, and medium warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dark fruity esters and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with fruity esters, light hops with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head. Amber red coloration. Sweet with a light body. Fruity and a bit spicy.
Oysteib (97) - NORWAY - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Reddish brown. Very sweet, slightly too sweet for my very sweettoothed taste, with hardly any bitterness. That the alcohol content is as high as 9 % is hardly noticeable. Fruity, strawberry candy. Not as much spice and herbs as one could hope from a christmas beer. But very pleasant, in its sweet way.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. somehat middied brown pour. Sweet malts, dark fruits, touch of Cherry Ludens in the aroma. Flavor follows prety closely to aroma.Nutty notes, earthyiness with chocolate coated cherries
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small shared bottle. Creamy, light brown head on a clear red body. Fruity, spicy, earthy nose. Spicy, light caramel, chlorine and light earthy notes on light acidic and sweet flavors. Medium to full body. Light syrupy. Medium carbonation. Sticky.
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, medium to dark brown body with a red tint, light brown head and good lacing. Very malty and yeasty aroma. Dark fruits, honey, alcohol, red wine and perfume. Nice, but a bit faint. Medium to heavy sweet taste with very little bitterness. Pleasant although a bit simple flavour profile: yeast, caramel, perfume, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet, vinous and strong, but still very drinkable.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Alna, Oslo]