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 (6653) - 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 (9543) - 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 (25127) - 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 (14043) - 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 (2660) - 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.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice big foamy hazelnut brown head, leaving laces. Dark mahogony color. Toasted malt and tabacco nose. Intense almond taste, also maple syrup. The alcohol is not that tastable, numbs the tongue though ;-)
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet, roasted aroma, though not very powerful considering the ABV. Very dark brown colour, small stable head. The flavour is nice. Powerful and peppery with notes of liquorice and roasted malt. I sense a little fruituness behind the other flavours. The alcohol is nicely noticeable. Pleasant, low carbonation.
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - sampled at the RBESP 2005
Milk chocolate, prune and raisin flavors - nice.
Medium body. Milk chocolate aftertaste.