Rune (8823) - Tromsø, - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, brewed 03.04.2011, trade with Yngwie, via OleR, thanks. The first pour is clear golden brown in body colour, the last dark brown and muddy. Frothy, fawn-coloured head with a solid stand, leaving spotty lacework behind. Nutty malts and herbal hops to the nose, lightly roasted. Fruity hops mixed with caramel malts added by a touch of cinnamon. Nice, refreshing roasted bittersweet ending. Medium to thin bodied. Ok, but does not reach the standard of its two forerunners (31.12, last rating in 2012).
mike_77 (3602) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Aroma is a bit strange. Almost a savoury, meaty background smell. The taste is more conventional with dark malts and a bitter treacley flavour.
sharkydodson (445) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of chocolate, licorice and toffe... the taste is caramel and spicy with notes of dark fruits, chocolate, raisin and, a little bit, of toast... sweet and dry aftertaste...
Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, tan head Aroma: caramel, chocolate, liquorice, spice, Palate: medium body, average carbonation
bbertels (156) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel and bread -- even some cinnamon -- for aroma. Dark, dark red and some haziness due to the yeast (as well as my impatience...). Medium bitter-sweet, hints of umami. Medium-bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Very nice for a low-alco xmas beer!
asimeow (165) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle, 2014. Black with tall caramel head. Stout style. Licorice and soot aroma. Heavy smoke flavour with licorice. Dark stout. Lacks seasonal spice to do as an xmas brew,but it’s not bad.
aleksander9 (617) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy brown with nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and some figs. Thin palate. Aftertaste is dry, floral and a little nutty. Overall: Nice aroma and appearance.
smmaaren (265) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from Rimi supermarket. Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, fruits and roasted coffee. Light bitter taste. Good beer. Not the typical Norwegian Christmas-style beer.
Beertobealive (316) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 pours a beige head with light malted cereals aroma. dark ruby coloured body. taste of over-roasted barley, and much else. quite light and short. disappointing for this brewer. may be an issue with this batch.
Frode (317) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl.</br>
Unclear orange, tan head. Malt, caramel, spice and yeast. Sweet with a dry finish.
tandembrauer (402) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper to brown with thin tanned head. Weak aroma of roasted malt and spices. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee; dry beer with thin body and bitter finish.