larsga (7625) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Medium, creamy, tan head with a spattering of larger bubbles; clear,
dark winy red body. Sweet aroma of syrup, cinnamon, and some roast
malts. Aroma is quite thick and satisfying. Roasty taste, with a dry
finish, which lingers in the mouth, together with the roastiness. On
further acquaintance, a bit watery. A good Christmas beer; could use a
bit more sharpness, but a good effort. Certainly better than expected. (0.33l bottle.) CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Aged for a few years: Pours a muddy dark copper with some off-white bubbles. Aroma is lightly skunked, but still has a lot of sweet, chocolatey caramel malt and dark fruity complexity. Starts with lots, of sugary malt, dark fruits and decent complexity. This is probably 2+ years old, but has held up well. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Let’s start by saying this bottle is probably a few years old. I wonder if it is still made. Poured a murky brown color. Aroma of lightly skunked malt at the start. As the beer warmed this became replaced by creamy chocolate drink (almost like yahoo), very light spice, and aged malt. Flavor is thin and old like a watered down cold hot cocoa. There is a touch of spice on the finish. This beer was definitely on its last legs. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottled. This one didn’t really have anything going for it. Malt was overpowered any flavot it had. joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
smells like the food i used to feed my cats (tender vittles..) taste the same as it smells,,tender vittles, tender vittles, tender vittles.......
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Dark red/brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and
dried fruit. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel and cherries. Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Another for Christmas in August. Surprisingly complex and good. Nice ruby color. Very interesting. JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Aroma is malty and sweet, with cherries, caramel, oak, dry with a slightly carbonated hint. Ruby red color with a nice off white head that slowly settles, leaving behind some very nice lacing. Flavor has caramel and malts, slightly sweet, and little less exciting than I was lead to expect from the aroma. Still a nice brew. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2004
A dark crimson color, and a tiny, swiftly gone head are the visual hallmarks of this Norwegian holiday lager. Aroma is dark and hearty, but gives off no particular associations. I'll stretch out my nostrils and give it a try...toasty, nutty, dark fruits, maybe, and a subtle whiff of chocolate?
Good flavor, great palate, medium body, and long finish. Clean, smooth, and a little caramely toward the end. I'm never very moved by this style, and this version didn't make a convert out of me. Nice try, though.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
A friend of mine had a few selections of this beer and generously shared a couple with me. I thought it was an odd combination of a belgian style ale and a bottle of liquified dried fruit (well then it wouldn't be dried fruit anymore would it) maybe reconstituted dried fruit. At any rate, it wasn't too bad, I think it was an old bottle that doesn't age well... poured nicely with a large pink head and a ruby colored body, decent flavor of oak and malts. Hmm, interesting.