fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red / brown color with a large good lacing brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, hoppy, roadsted, dark chocolate, alcohol, smoky notes. Flavor is heavy and complex but in a very nice balance of sweetness and bitternes some notes of alcoholic.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black and with a dense and huge tan head. Aroma is solid pine needle and spiced with a slight orasted chocolate note. Sweet, roasted malt, smooth chocolate ad solid pine flavour. Solid bitterness into the finish alongside a smooth roasted chocolate note. Has a slight sharp herbal edge before the finish...and yes this goes fantastic with cheese.
Ungstrup (32172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet and spicy especially with notes of cloves. The flavor is also sweet spicy with cloves and chocolate standing out as the most dominant.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Vintage 2004. Pours a hazy, dark brown with a small, beige head that dissipates in no time. Aroma of dried fruit and vintage port. Quite full-bodied, a little low in carbonation with sweetish, roasted malt, dried and overripe fruit, vanilla and port accents and a whiff of coffee. Dry, lightly hoppy finish. Excellent - this really has aged gracefully. 240907
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with beige head. Stouty aroma with notes of vanilla, chocolate and liquorice. Sweet flavour with notes of chocolate, spices and alcohol.
Powerful aftertaste with notes of hops and chocolate.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour, big brown head. Aroma is caramel, spices with slightly roasted malts and alcoholic notes. Flavour is roasted malts with some caramel and licorace. Spices become present after the roastiness and caramel vanishes. Pleasant and smooth, but it does feel "quite" standard compared to a few of the other Xmas theme beers from Nøgne Ø. Hides the alcohol very well.
omhper (22307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Bottled. Very dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and oranges. Roasty, sweet and really rich. with clean mouthfeel. Dark chocolate dominates. Salty aromatic finish. An excellent, complex, warming christmas beer!
anders37 (20882) - 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.
madmitch76 (20066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
3rd August 2008. Soft black beer with a tan head. Chocolate malt and a touch of fig leading to a subtle hop finish and a pronounced cinnamon like spice ending. Complex, unusual.
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 At Home in Bottle Thanks Tom for sharing this... Deep Solid Black ...High Hop nose ... odd for such a dark beer ... roast coffee ... very smooth ... soft mellow ... lots of soft roast malt ... touch of chocolate . mmm