Rune (8917) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle enjoyed at home. Comprehensive aroma of liquorice, burnt dark malts and dark fruits. Deep mahogany body under a tiny off-white head. Taste of roasted sweet malts with additional hints of black coffee and anise. A spicy and powerfull beverage with lasting, moderate bitterness in the finish. Maybe a little bit too sweet (14.12.2006).
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty and spicy nose. Faint friutiness with belgian fonolic aroma. Very dark. Body disappeard in the mouth and I was left with sweet malt. Promising start, but disappointing finish. Better the previous years.
Furseth (2007) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Juleölfestival 3/11-06.
Dark brown/red colour.
Aroma oflots of malts, and a citric,sparkling alc mouth feeling. Real bitter finish.
Medium body, long nice finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2006 Bottle 2006 Christmas seasonal. Dark ruby with a small light brown head. Delicious floral aroma, also notes of green apples and dried fruits. Taste is sweet dark malts, Christmas spices, with a well balanced hopbitterness. Medium to full body. 9,9% ABV well hidden. Very nice!
larsniclas (5900) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Sampled at RGESG 2006]
Dark amber. Off-white head.
Sweet and grassy aroma with some toffee.
Sweet and malty flavour; almost sugary.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle at RBESG 2006) Clear deep red color, tan head. Sweet bitter almond and raissin scent. Sweet and alcohol taste. Normal mouth feel, low bitterness.
oh6gdx (21811) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is plum and malts. Flavour caramellish malts, alcohol and some grassy notes. All in a good balance. Sweet and warming brew. Slight roastiness also noteable. Nice Christmas seasonal.
gunnfryd (11898) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black brown colour with a beige head. Mostly roasted coffee in the aroma. Roasted coffe and malt and hops in the flavour.
gladstone (23) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maybe the best beer ever made in Norway and by far the best beer ever made from Ringnes (at least in my years)
Beautiful dark colour and lots and lots of aromas. Ringnes should be proud of this excellent beer
pivo (2618) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel nose, dark dark brown color, big spongy head. Maple syrup tastes, caramel, with a fizzy fruitiness. Cinnamon spiciness. Thick body with an alcohol kick that heightens the intensity of things.