leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are cocoa with toffee and cream. Raisins with fudge and some meaty smokiness. Lemon and grapefruit with earthy notes. Flavours are toffee and raisins with earthy hops and light soy saltiness. Spicy and dry to finish. Happy Christmas.
mike_77 (3883) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with thin, lacy head. Initially a fairly heavy whiff of strong piney hops. Also some alcohol. Texture is thick, smooth and oily. Flavour has light liquorice, sweet dried fruits. Aftertaste has a touch of burnt, bitter smokiness. Very intense.
MarcoDL (2789) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, cacao and caramel. Full taste of chocolate, salty licorice, caramel, roasted malt, brown malt and biscuit. Long finish with some added bitters. Tasty brew.
cagou007 (496) - FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with thin tan head that quickly vanish. Nose is . Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and plum. Thick-oily texture, low carbonation. Long roasty finish.
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Gurthnar (2926) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bottle park. Really nice winter bere over here. Dark brown colour, stable head. Aroma rich malty, loads of biscuit, caramel, nutty notes. Taste goes in the same direction, full complex malty flavour, nutty, caramel, hints of roasted, slightly estery. Bitterness only in background. Quite easily drinkable and alcohol hidden well. Nice one.
Padron4KM (645) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle.
Dark brown with ruby edges. Thick lasting tan head above lively carbonation. Aroma is dark fruit, plum, chocolate, leather, sweet alcohol.
Flavor is creamy chocolate, prune, caramel, subtle hop bitterness.
sharkydodson (580) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is caramel and toasty with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, coffee, licorice and red wine... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...
antonstoop (241) - - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl. Dark brown with a big, dense, creamy, dark beige head. Aroma of nuts, coffee, earth, soy, dark fruits. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, earth, wood, dark fruits, some spices. Full body, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation. Aftertaste is roasty, sweet malty, earthy and a bit wooden. A tasty, dark malty, creamy winter warmer. Very smooth to drink, the ABV is completely hidden.
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Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Red-brown, brown head. Heavy malt, chocolate, smoke and alcohol. Heavy flavour, sweet, roasted and nicely bitter.
ej (939) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown looking almost black in the glass. Medium dark tan head. Aroma of leather, burnt sugar, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is abit sweet but still pretty balanced. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, a whiff of alcohol and a light bitter finish. Close to full bodied with avg co2 levels.
Douberd (3128) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Nøgne Ø God Jul) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter. ABV 8.5%
dark brown colour on the body, leaving some light passing through it and getting red ruby hues because of it. Small and thin beige head with average retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of plums mainly, more dark fruits, spices, molasses.
Sweet taste, light caramel, plums, raisins, spices, stewed red fruits, marmalade, light roasted malts on the finish, and some bitterness there with good duration.
Medium thin body, average carbonation.
Very good, tasty winter beer.