Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, raisin, caramel and the flavour has nice notes of roasted malt, raisin, caramel, licorice and a light, fruity citrus bitterness. The alcohol is there all the way through, but it’s not bothering, only nice and warming. 2303
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Small beige/brown head. Sweet, roasted malt, coffee, hint of liqourice, some bitterness and alcohol. Oily body. Very x-mas!
Rune (6905) - 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 (1904) - 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 (4372) - 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 (5193) - 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 (7030) - 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 (19630) - 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 (9313) - 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.