DraftDodger (1170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copenhagen 1/12 2016. 50 cl bottle from Føtex. Red tinted picture of a fossil of a salmon on the label. I wonder what that signifies. Pours clear dark amber with white head. Settles as thin transparent layer of foam. Lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy for this type of beer. Toffee, biscuit and hints of sugar. Notes of sourness and bitterness. Medium carbonation and thick oily palate. Flavor is heavy sweet and sugary. Followed by medium bitterness. Does not become cloying despite quite pronounced sweetness. Hides the substantial ABV quite well.
ulrikolsen (450) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with lazing offwhite head. Aroma has light malt, biscuit, caramel and is quite sweet yet hoppy with grass and citrus notes. Taste is sweet and malty with biscuit, caramel, bread and fruity notes and esters. Also hoppy with grass, straw and citrus notes. Finish is sweet malty yet dry with well hidden alcohol.
RasmusOtt (2505) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Salling. Pours brown amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, slight orange peel, plums, sweet esters, brown sugar and spices. The taste is sweet with notes of caramel malts, sweet esters, dark fruits, brown sugar and spices.
ken1 (1824) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Sweet ripe fruits and prunes.
Flavour: Fruity sweet with plums and a dry bitterness.
Colour: dark golden amber with an offwhite head.
martin00sr (2985) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber, small offwhite froth. Light aroma, malt and yeast. Notes of brown sugar. Flavour is sugary sweet, malty with sweet caramel, light notes of dried fruit. The sweetness seems to get more balanced after a few sips and the alcohol gets more prominent. All in all a decent sipper.
mikkellund42 (784) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark reddish brown with huge white head. Aroma is malt, plums, brown sugar, caramel, fudge and lemon. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Body is syrupy with sparking carbonation. Finish is long with notes of Belgian yeast, plums, tamarind, butter and cardamom.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske spandert av Rune under romjulslunsj i WC-veien 30 Des 15. Gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Aroma av lær & sukkertøy. Smaken søtt krydder, frukt & bær. Innholdsrikt & balansert. Utmerket juleøl.
Meilby (11027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, boozy, caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Desverger (9198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Meny, Amager - dark amber pour with off-white head. aroma and taste is sweet malty, some dried fruit, jule spices, decent jule ol.
Rune (11503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, vintage 2014, bought at Barley Wine in Copenhagen more than a year ago. Clear amber coloured body, tiny beige head. Spotty lacing. Smell of brown malts and apricot, mid-sweet. Comprehensive taste of dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon balanced by dusty hops towards the finish. Soft in the mouth. Warming down the throat. Full bodied. Pleasant and not overly sweet (shared with Finn and Vegard, romjulslunsj, Tromsø 30.12.2015).