spporras (259) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle BB 24/09/11) Citrus fruity, roasted malty and coffee aroma. Black colour with a hint of red and brownish, small, very slightly lasting head with fair lacing. Fruity (citrus), roasted malty, licorice, coffee and moderately bitter flavour. Softly carbonated, creamy and medium to full-bodied palate. An excellent Xmas brew! 08/11/06
zenhiker (2) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malt, honts of cold coffee, maybe tiramisu aroma.
Very dark, almost black (reddish brown against the light) beer with nice lon g stying creamy foam cap.
Strong roasted malt, hints of dark coca brewed in water, hops bring heather like bitterness that emphasizes the hints of bitter chocolate (of Marabou).
Palate is little viscose, not really oily and it lingers long on the root of the tongue.
Excellent season beer from this Norwegian brewery. Try also the other beers of this brewery. they really put some love into their beer brewing!
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color; creamy head. Delicate aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and hop. Good taste, on a good structured body, with malt, a lot of caramel, a touch of liquorice and vanilla, chocolate and leather. An excellent beer.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/black colour with a tan head. Malty spicy aroma, hints of licorice. Also some hoppy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some spicy hints. Hints of caramel and licorice too. Malty finish with spicy hints. Bitter aftertaste.
taunusmies (324) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark colour with a small and creamy head. A bit of a salty taste with some roasted aromas.
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head disappears quickly, as with most Nøgne Ø brews. Opaque brown. Aroma was a little lacking, maybe the beer was a bit too cold. Must give it another go sometime. Flavor is quite sweet, hint of burnt malt and liquorice. Maybe not quite there with their IS and IPA, but an excellent brew in its own right.
cab (866) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle. They have better beer´s, nice aroma but not it will not make you go wow. :O( Nice head body a littel thin. 21-01-2009 Find it better now.
Christian (9847) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black, with a small, but lasting creamy off-white head. A good porter nose with caramel, wood, leather, chocolate and dark malt.
Dry, bitter flavour with licorice, coffee and a hint of mint. Lasting aftertaste. A great, great porter.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish colour. An off-white head. Dark sweet malt, chocolat in aroma. Flavor brings bitter malt, coffe and chocolat. Round and pleasent mouthfeel
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/brown color, small offwhite head. Malty aroma with chocolate and cocoa. Malty chocolate flavor, vanilla notes and a bit roasted. Alcohol is well hidden, quite a mild and pleasant beer.