gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017 str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julen 2011. Pours a thick beige head and a very dark, almost black, body. Sweet and fruty aroma of coffe, dark caramel, chocolate and dried fruit. Sweet taste with a roasty finish mixed with licorice. Nice mouthfeel which starts out fizzy, and then transforms into a smooth oily texture. What a great juleøl for Berentsen...once again!
Sampled on February 16, 2017. Thanks to Nisse666!Nisse666 (7401) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2017
2015 vintage, 33 cl bottle.
Clear very dark brown to black color, yellow to light brown head. Malty, grainy, very light roasted, some alcohol scent. Sweet, fruity, grainy, light roasted taste. Grainy, fruity aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness.
Bottle from Polet Hemsedal, cons 2017-02-16 Göteborg , 2015 vintage
AR: bready, British sugar cake
AP: dark ruby, stouthy cream beige head
F: fizzy, dry, suger cake, wee bready, hint of portwine, malty, roasted malt, warming feeling rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2017
Bottled. Thanks to Nisse666.
Nice appearance - dark brown with light brown head. In both nose and flavor we have a very smooth, rich and light chocolatey maltiness with a light suggestion of "sour" like old ales were in the old days. I find the chocolate to be a bit too much, but otherwise this is an excellent beer, if not typical old ale.
AnG_BrgNor (714) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2017
Flaske. Mørk brun med rødlige skjær og skum som varer en stund. Smak og aroma av plommer, frukter, malt, noe tre, noe gress, noe krydder og noe alkohol. Kompleks og lettdrikkelig øl. En skikkelig godbit uten for mye julepreg. Kjempegod og fin kropp. stouby (4666) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Dark brown with a large off-white head. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, roasted, chocolate, raisins, plums, light vinous). Flavor medium+ sweet, dark fruity, chocolate, light bitter. Medium+ body, medium carbonated.
Karlsen (43) - Hønefoss, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
Mørk brun med lavt skum. Middels karbonering. Aroma av karamel. Smaker veldig søtt av karamell og tørket frukt. Litt lukket. Simonsen (1276) - NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
Flaske. Svart,uklar farge. Moderat karbonert med kremet skum. Smaker søt malt,tørket mørk frukt,krydder og behagelig ettersmak av alkohol. thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle from BeerShoppen, Kolding. Pours deep brown to black with a large, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, raisins, plums, light vinious. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, light roasted, nuts, chocolate. Some raisins and a light warming finish. Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham, thanx maaan!
asimeow (268) - Sandsli, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2015
Pours deep black with no head, looks like a coke in my glass. Aromas of bitter roasted malts, licorice and dark fruits. Taste has sweet malts, brown sugar, with caramel and dark fruits. Finish has lots of brown sugar and fruits, paired with lovely caramellish dark roasted malts. Yummi yummi!
0,33l bottle from Vinmonopolet 2015. Dark brown, with tall caramel head. Lovely aroma of sweet malt and licorice. Porter aroma. Taste is sweet, malty with a solid dose of licorice. The high ABV is very tangible. I would not have been surprised had this one been labelled as an imperial stout. Very good. A solid Xmas brew.