morri (218) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark reddish brown, almost opaque body. Medium light brown head which settles quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma of coffee, toffee, amber and soy sauce. Taste is quite gentle, a little sweet, some burned wood. Very well balanced. The high ABV is barely noticeable. A little thin mouthfeel. All in all a positive surprise.
IPAgutten79 (606) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Juleøltest: Kveldens sterkeste øl var også den som overrasket meg mest i positiv forstand. Rødlig brun, med en aroma av mild kaffe, malt og hint av alkohol. Samme finner vi i smaken. God munnfølelse, medium fyldig.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Several vintages. It’s 9.0% for some time now. Always a treat - dark fruits and syrup - but the competition is hard (and sometimes better) - especially from the Norwegian microbrewers. Prolly the only product from Ringnes worth buying and ageing.
Arve_Christian (3286) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 33 cl bottle, vintage 2009, abv 9.0.dark brown, almost black color- still good foam and carbonation. Good malty aromas, dried fruits , light roasted Aromas, coffee, licorice. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, ok bitterness- very well balanced- edges are rounded off with some years of storage. Very enjoyable
Nordcore (1054) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red wit a short offwhite head. hops malt and dark fruit. sweet taste with a malt caramel end.
TyggaBrown (420) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best Ringnes beer ever! Bitter and heavy - not so common from this brewery. Coffee and spicy christmas, but when the temperature increases, more taste and aroma of dark fruits appears.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ Teddys,Oslo,December 27, 2012
One of my Norwegian favorite macro beers.A christmas beer i have enjoyed and looking forward to the last 4-5 years during November and December.
Dark brown beer.Sweet and nice.A bit hidden alcohol.Medium carbonation.A beer i will buy and drink again for sure.
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at 9.0%, cheers Cunningham. Pours a very dark, hazy brown with a small head. Aroma is burnt toffee and apple. Taste has lots of caramel with apple on the finish. Some burnt notes, also. Thick and chewy.
BillHick420 (436) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle broke when I opened it. Pours black with a tanned head. Aroma of licorice, dark caramel, some roasty coffee. Sweet taste, nice mouthfeel. For me, it’s a nice beer, but the aromas don’t combine as well.
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle very kindly passed on by Rune & Finn, at Kernel Brewery November 2012. Cheers Rune & Finn. I decided to retire from rating back in October 2012, however will occasionally rate when people have been kind enough to pass on beer or if I just fancy it. Consumed Wednesday 5th December 2012 Great Doppelbock, full flavoured in mouth and with lots of burnt toffee and whilst quite sweet it isn’t cloying, in fact I really like the sweetness, I really like the beer. A touch sticky, it as a pleasant softness in the mouth, very indulgent, some chocolate and milky coffee also starting to combine. The flavours really, really last, dark sticky fruits and despite the strength the alcohol is very well hidden. A cracking Christmas beer, big thanks to Rune and Finn for this beer. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1