msalsbury (32) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with two finger thick head that is beige and creamy. The aroma is very sweet, with strong dark fruit elements, caramel, and warming alcohol. The aroma isn’t backed up by the flavor, which is more dry than sweet, and more malty than it is fruity or spicy. Still, a very nice beer.
fellebag (1462) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. Big cream white colored head. Clear dark red brown color. Aroma is prune, raisins, caramel malt and bread. Taste is raisins, loads of caramel and malt. Sugar. Honey.
Skansen (16) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: Dark brown/redish with a beige/cream colored head.
Aroma: Malt, dry fruit, yeast
Taste: Dry fruits, caramel malts, anise/licorice, nice moderate bitter finish
Inbreak (5617) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 04.01.2014, 0,5l bottle (Julebrygg vintage 2009) @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is fruity, caramel malts, dark dried fruits, citrus, yeast, butterscotch, nuts, hints of coffee and caramel. Taste is well and nicely oxidized, fruity, a little watery, caramel malts, dark dried fruits, grass, butterscotch, yeast, strawberry, nuts. Medium bitterness. Nice, and one of the best beers Ægir had, both as fresh and aged.
nimbleprop (8176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz pour at Churchkey. Pours a clear copper bet with one ring of white head. Nose is wonderful, raisin, malt, cracker, cinnamon, almost like a graham cracker. Really lovely. Flavor follows suit, some melon, cinnamon, carrot cake, nutmeg, some cream cheese icing, Graham crackers. Sweet, peppery finish. Loved this.
jandd1983 (4205) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an ESBLS sampling. It poured an amber color with a small yellow head. The aroma was of notes of caramel, alcohol, yeast, and roasted malts. The taste was of sweet notes of alcohol, malt, over ripe fruits, and yeast, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Hayduke.
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
3rd November 2013
Gushy bastard! Maurky dark brown beer with a large , but short lived, pale cream colour head. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Light malt and yeast. Lightly sour coca cola. Little spice. Light semi dry finish, airy. Okay.
Rasmus40 (19667) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy caramel, light spicy and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 101113
IPAgutten79 (939) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5 l @ home.
Dark brown with small head. Aroma is mild dry fruit and some sweetness. Malt. Maybee really vague notes of chocolate, not sure. Taste is very smooth and enjoyable, easy and cosy drinking! Mild bitterness, sweet and malt. A bit dull and thin, but enjoyable. My first abbey dobbel, so nothing to compare with.
djoeye (4586) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown tall 0,5L bottle, abv 7 omg, thanks to Rune Tromsø.
Scents of malts, fruits, honey, dark chocolate, hops.
Medium brown beer, moderate head, nice ring on the surface of the beer.
Taste; roasted malts, with licorice and chocolate, fermented prunes.
Mouthfeel smooth and somewhat alcoholic. Ends with hot roasted malts, stain, chocolate. Fortunately no licorice disturbed the final experience. Thumb up.