morri (216) - - 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.
eschiag (1) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jeg var på Cardinal igår, og fikk smake en som var tappet ved juletider i fjor. Magisk. Dette er en veldig god juleøl.
enkindem (3) - Hafrsfjord, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Igjen scorer denne høyt hos meg, helt suveren. Den høye alkohol innhold gjør den helt magisk, har bunkret opp mange, og den blir enda bedre om den får stå til påske
Beertobealive (299) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a short brown head with ginger bread flavors. Dark brown body. Taste of roasted malt and peat. Sweet and warm. Medium length.
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NORSAND (35) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12 years old / Brewed 2002)
Medium deep & dark brown, with reddish notes. Nice colour & apperance.
Nose: Sweet malt & caramel, dark honey, molasses and a mix of arabica and darker colombia coffee.
Taste & palate: Vinous, strong, lots of dark, sweet malt, quite rich, liquorice, five spice and lots of coffee. Light sweetness which is well integrated. Quite well balanced, has become more restrained over time and matured into a certain elegance. Medium carbonation which fades rather quickly in the mouth.
Impressive 12 year old (commercial) Christmas doppelbock which still is quite alive.
Vighals (1393) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørekysten rødbrun med lavt beige skum. Karamell og mørke frukter. Søt brent karamell, frukter og lett bitter ettersmak.
tandembrauer (264) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet, tasted at home. Pours dark brown with little tanned head. Aroma of nuts, dried fruits, caramel. Some roasty flavors. Smooth mouthfeel. Distinct bitter finish. This beer proves that Ringnes is able to brew good tasting beers as well!
Humlehode (129) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very clear dark amber with tan head. Sweet malt, caramel, biscuit aroma. Very smooth and well balanced. Is this the best christmas beer?
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borre_m (346) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 version> Pours a very dark, almost black amber with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla and marsipan. Tast is complex and balanced, sweet with marsipan. one of the best christmas beers again.
Hallstein (144) - Skogn, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was lucky enough to taste a 2002 bottle of this lovely brew. It’s not beer at all. Reminds me a lot more about port wine or good sherry. Loads of dark fruits, sweetness and christmas spices as anise, cinnamon, allspice etc. Carbonation is still present, but the beer is incredibly smooth, and the alcohol cannot be tasted what so ever. Delicious brew! (The most smooth beer i’ve ever tasted, hands down.)
Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown qith a hint of ruby. Good beige head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, dark caramel and port. Similar taste and full mouthfeel, Liquorice. Soft caronation. An absolutely wonderful Doppelbock!