RuneStumo (2635) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
04.01.2009, 0,5l Bottle. The colour is dark brown with a light brown head. Lively carbonated. Body is a little thin. Aroma is malty and a little sweet.
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Biggish light brown shiny head. Deep dark red translucent body. Fruity vanilla fudge aroma, mellow and harmonic. Dry roasty buttery vanilla fudge taste with fruity caramel notes. Mid-bodied. Dry fruity metallic roasty aftertaste. Fruityness clashes with the metal, and really spoils it for me. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 Clear dark burgundy with a medium beige head. Somewhat sweet aroma with roasted malt, choclate, hops and caramel notes. Flavour had plenty of roasted malt and chocolate and caramel notes. Finished sweet. Not bad.
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 081129. Faint aroma mainly of raisins with some vanilla-ish sweet malt. Soft velvety mouthfeel with caramel and some raisin notes.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark copper/brown, medium head. Malty coffee smell, Dry roasted taste. Quite watery and ultimately forgettable.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Strange rotten aroma. Medium body, sweetish roasted malt - lightly burned perhaps. Finishes dry. 221108
ekstedt (6627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget</i>. Clear reddish brown, rich beige bitter head. Malty aroma with soffe roasted chocolate notes. Light to medium bodied, very soft but lively carbonation. Quite dry with low to moderate bitterness. Close to being very good, but something is lacking.
yespr (42638) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a diminished tan head. Smooth breadish and dark caramelish aroma. Light liqourice and dry flavoured. Smooth malty finish with a distinct roasted and also hoppy bitter flavoured finish too. Dry and towards spiced.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours clear, reddish brown to deep mahogany with a small sand colored head. The aroma is malty up front with a deep toasted, light caramelly and white bready sting. In addition, a mild roasted chocolate tone is also notable. Hints of brown sugar, vanilla, oven baked cinnamon apples, ripe tangerines, floral hops and dark, dried fruits/raisins. The flavour is solid malty with notes of toast, light caramel, bread and a light roastiness. Some noble, floral hops lurking in the background. Tiny acidic. Maybe a touch of tangerines in the flavour as well. The mouthfeel is round, juicy and smooth with soft and creamy carbonation. Medium bodied. The finish is of bready malt and a clean, fruity/vegetable-ish touch. Near medium bodied.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 Sample from bottle. Julölsprovning at Haket, Göteborg. Red/brown color. Aroma of sweet lightly roasted malt, brown sugar, raisins and some spiciness. The taste is mostly malty and sweet, lightly roasted and a bit perfume like. A bit above average compared too other similar swedish dark christmas lagers.