azlondon (1249) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 2006 edition:
Appearance: Very dark brown, redish. Very little head.
Aroma: Dark fruit. Malty. Hint of coffee.
Taste: Very malty. Dark fruit. Bitter, longlasting aftertaste.
Info: 330ml bottle, 27/12-2006
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Little bit of tan head.
Aroma: Good malt, slightly roasted. Some dark fruit.
Taste: More dark malt, quite roasted. Dark fruit. Nice.
Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2012, BB: 4/10-2014
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at BDR’s tasting and shared by akevitt. Pours a near opaque dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, some caramel malt, figs, brown sugar and a touch of raisin. Taste is medium to full bodied, light carbonation with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops, raisins, brown sugar and a touch of apple. Finish is semi-sweet, a little alcohol warmth with an aftertaste of sweet caramel malt and a touch of raisin.
Enjoyit (2994) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a thin beige head. An aroma of dark fruits as raisins and prunes, sweets, sweets, spice and dark sugar. A flavor of sugar, roasted notes, dark fruits as prunes and raisins. Nice malt notes and sweets.
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with yngwie. The beer was clear dark brown with thin tan foam. In the flavor and aroma I got raisins, brown sugar, Christmas spices, malt, and alcohol. The alcohol is very aggressive in the flavor. Not hidden at all. The Julebokk is more flavorful than the Nøgne Ø God Jul, but due to excessive booziness I would have to say that the Nøgne Ø God Jul is a slightly better beer.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Bottle, pours a dark brown body with light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, malts, and spice. Flavor of dark, brunt malts, vanilla, along with a slight bite of alcohol. Medium-bodied.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Raisins and brown sugar aroma. Very dark brown, thin head. Sweet and thick, more brown sugar, malt, dried fruit, and some yeast. Considerable alcohol presence. Very good, thanks Akevitt.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color with faint head. Green apples and caramel malt on the nose. Chocolate, pitted fruits, and a dry bite on the finish. Thanks to akevitt for sharing.
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yngwie]
Pours a wonderful mahogany red with a big, creamy beige head. Really pretty. Aroma is very fruity, a slight metallic edge. Alcohol is very present as well. Wonderful mouthfeel with a subdued carbonation. Flavour is nice and fruity, lots of raisins, slight chocolate, very vinious. Why does a macro like Ringnes not only make beers like this? Nice.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08
An excellent deep dark mahogany pour with a good beige head. A superb colour. A big alcoholic, fruity bock with some lovely sweet malt and some really nice warmth. Luscious mouthfeel and at this point the best of the evening. Straight forward but very enjoyable.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Brown sugar and prune aroma. Dark ruby color, light brown head, very nice lace. Sweet, bitter, light roasted, bit sugary, prune, cinnamon. Soft, full and burning. Very pleasant, like a X-Mas version of Kasteel. Thanks Yngwie.