mikeyo1 (396) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. 2009 edition, BF 2013-06, aged approx 5 years. Almost back with a medium and lasting tan head. Delicious sweet, malty and vinous aroma of dark fruits, licorice, wood, biscuits and a bold caramel backbone. Also notes of spices, red berries, nuts and chocolate and a hint of sulfur. Quite dry, sweet and with a big mouth feel and smooth carbonation. Flavors of caramel, licorice, nuts, vinous raisins and dates, oranges and chocolate. Finish has charcoal, nuts, chocolate and spices with rather low but still okey bitterness. And it was a wonderful beer except....the lingering aftertaste carries some quite annoying metallic band aid notes (but then again, this one has been aged past it’s best before date)
Nordcore (1145) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a nice lightbrown head. Dark fruit aroma, with some chocolate, spices and coffee sence. Medium sweet, light bitter with a Nice soft coffee and spices end.
FinkBeer (15) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Get ready for an amazing Christmas style nose, but don't be surprised, it's smokey taste will kick right in. A very nice syrupy experience, deviating a bit from your typical Scandinavian Christmas winter ale styles.
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Desverger (3639) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - very dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is heavy sweet malty, medium roasty, some caramel, chocolate, dried fruits and a plethora of spices. Great winter warmer.
nudiebear (228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle @end of 2014. Poured a dark brown with a very lively light brown head. Smells of citrus, christmas spice (caramel), chocolate and coffee malts and something close to peat (earthy?). Tastes like fizzy coffee, bitter and slightly smoky. Heavy on the palate. Good
bbertels (209) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours like a stout and a good one! Big, brown head that reveals spicy aromas and caramel richness. Marched by the actual taste which is one of the richest winter warmers I have had. A through and through fantastic ale!
Senka (883) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Brewed 14.03.13 Batch 934/936-B Opened 30.12.2014. Served at 12degC, as advised. Feels like a stout, and a good one. Pours clear dark brown, with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and sulfur. Slightly tastes of iron and sulfur, but no indication of going sour. Was not exposed to sunlight. Stored in a closed compartment. Long aftertaste of burned rye and sugars on a rusted spoon. Alcohol is a bit straightforward - present all around the palette. Did not met my expectations. I love Nøgne Ø, but this is a miss for me. I will try to get a this years batch.
tandembrauer (549) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Bottle at home. Pours black with big beige head. Aroma of cacao, caramel, vanilla, chocolate liquor, liquorice, leather. Taste sweet with coffee, liquorice, nuts, caramel, spices, raisins, some alcohol. Long lasting bitterness with burned notes.
Rammer (349) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of spices, sweet, caramel, cinnamon excellent warming ale. Good christmas beer!
Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, brewed 2013-03-22
Dark brown, almost black beer with light brown big head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, spicy christmas loafy bread and little refreshing crisp berries. Flavor has light toasted malts, spicy christmas loafy bread, chocolate, licorice and bitterness. Palate is full with quite strong carbonation. Finish is long with quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste has licorice, light toasted malts and spices. An excellent christmas beer, perfect for slow sipping.