Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep reddish brown with a medium tan head. Dark fruity aroma with lots of caramel and toasted malt. The flavour is toasted malt, caramel and some raisins. Toasted finish. Cunningham (7861) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruits. A flavour mix of roasted malt and dark fruits. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
330 ml bottle.Hermod (7695) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Pours a dark amber orange colour with a small head. Aroma of rum, raisins, orange zest and sugary sweetness. Rather rich flavour of sweet raisins, quite subtle alcohol notes, orange zest, spices and plums. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Alcohol warms nicely. This would work quite nicely as a dessert beer.
33cl bottle. Bb 14.06.16. Copper color, thin white head. Caramel, raisins, sticky boozy notes in aroma. Raisins, malt, sweet bready notes in flavor. Quite boozy taste as well. Way too much alcohol coming through to be enjoyable. As an English strong ale this is a disappointment for sure. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle.Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head.Aroma of malt, caramel, dried berries, caramel and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and warming with caramel,licorice and some malty coffee notes.medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.
Marduk (7598) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Small size, white head, stays. Smells woody and sour. Tastes like Belle Vue Kriek mixed with some shitty macro. And I’m totally aware that it’s not a good thing to say to any beer. jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
Sampled at Bar Animale, Madrid. Dry wooden, somewhat wooden strong ale notes.
Medium to light body.
Aromatic fruity finish.
Surprisingly light beer, dangerous
Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
Flaske 0,33l - gave fra Rune. Takker! Gyldenbrun / amber. Høyt svakt farget skum som starter høyt men flater ut i løpet av et par minutter. Forsiktig maltaroma med fruktige undertoner. God. Smaken litt sherryaktig men alkoholen slår inn etterhvert og overtar. Tørr fruktig ettersmak. Litt uvariert - men en god "winter warmer". Dette burde vi ha mer av på våre breddegrader. larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2011
Medium beige head. Lovely deep reddish amber body with carbonation. Sugary raisiny caramelly aroma with earthy fruity notes. Dry-sweet earthy roasty papery taste with caramelly raisiny notes. Mid-to-full body. Dry-sweet soy sauce and raisins aftertaste with earthy spicy buttery notes. Very nice, and quite unusual. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly.) Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2010 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, ABV 8.3%, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger: Copper colour, big to moderate cream-coloured head. Malty aroma with strong notes of raisins and other dark fruits, brown candi sugar and treacle. Warming mouthfeel. Flavour of dark dried fruits, brown sugar, malts and alcohol. Moderate but noticeable hops in the finish. Original rating: On tap at Cardinal’s Juleølsymposium. Matured with raisins. Dark brown colour, moderate head. Aroma of brown malts, brown sugar and raisins. The flavour has the same elements, but is not too sweet. Moderate hops, very drinkable.