borresen (15) - Gan, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, aroma of warm caramel, some fruity hops, and bit alcahol, taste of more caramel, the alcohol shines throue the malt sweetnes. Overall a good beer.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle. A clear deep brownish beer with a small quickly fading bubbly and sidesticking off-white head. The aroma is light burned with lots of caramel and some licorice. Average carbo levels and a slick to oily mouthfeel. Spicy pepperish flavors mixed with malty sweetness and some alcohol tones in the background. Surprisingly balanced and ends with a sticky licorice aftertaste. Quite good this puppy.
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Bottle. Black colour with a creamy beige head. Deep caramel/malty aroma. Massive roasty and caramel flavour, not to much alcohol taste.
esp0r (1910) - NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 edition bottle shared at the Daje Yule Beer Sessions 2011
Pours very dark, almost black in glass, thick tanned head. Smells mostly of roasted malts and caramel, also tiny hints of wet dog. Pretty one dimentional aroma. Taste is super malty, tons of sweetness. Oily palate. Nice bitter finish.
edvard (6) - - DEC 3, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk og fin smakte endel alkohol . Drukket på juleøl smaking med gutta. Lang og fyldig ettersmak
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black, body with a thin beige head. Aroma of mocca, roasted malt, caramel, licorice and coffee. Good stuff! Sweet taste with a spicy aftertaste. The alcohol is well integrated in the taste. A very good juleøl!
ABS (447) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black. Very "full" taste and aroma. Quite similar to a traditional, home-made "tomtebrygg". Good, but not that much character.
berlinoise2go (604) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33cl), 2009 edition. Clear, dark brown colour. Offwhite, finger-thick head. Aroma of roasted malt and sweet, dried dark fruits (fig, raisin). Medium/full body. Well-balanced with some hop bitterness.
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper brown ... big bubbly off white head ... sweet malty fruity ... hint of lageryness nose ... soft fruitys ... loads of blackcurrant ... little ovaltine .. no real burnt suger that i expect ... decent enough
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black colour with brown foam. Caramel, malts and raisins in the aroma. Medium sweetness in the taste with the dry fruits notes balanced with malts and maybe a note of chocolate. Medium to full body, thick feel, soft carbonation and long finish. It really hangs there. Good.