Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
Red,brown, with a tan foam. Aroma of sweet maltyness and coffee. Nice full body, and nice long bitter finish. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
Bottled.Red brown colour with a beige head. Rosted and seet cararamel aroma. Light roasted caramel flavour. ok finish. Rune (13355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 On tap at Mack’s Ølhallen in Tromsø. Clear deep brown colour. Some beige foam. Malty nose. Sweet malty and caramel flavours. Satisfying aftertaste. Still as good as before xmas.Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2005
Rerated: 500ml at tap on Ølhallen. The 2006 etition has got a nice mahogany coloured body with a low-level, but lasting, off-white head. Medium aroma of burnt malt with hints of dark fruits. Well balanced flavour of dark, roasted caramel and some notes of grain. Warming alcohol remains in the background towards the ending. Moderate palate and a bit crispated. Same score as vintage 2005 (31.10.2006).
Dark red color with hints of brown. No head. Sweetness, caramel, brown sugar in aroma, thin alcohol comes up. Medium bodied. Sweetness, mild caramel in flavor, ends with medium alcohol. Nice dry aftertaste with mild hops. Finn (7916) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottle. Deep red brown. Some colour in the head. Very nice appearance. A cautious malty and sweet taste. A perfect bitter finish.Rating 2005: 4-5-7-4-13.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2005
RERATED 2006: Bottled 0,33l. Dark brown coloured. A tanned head of concrete. Weak on aroma. Sweet malty flavour with a fruity impression. Bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit too sweet. Soft mouthfeel.
An uncloudy copper red. Nice coffee coloured head. Smells of rum, warm, strong, honey, and mulled spices. A maltly sweet and bitter tase. Some milkyness. yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Bottled. Reddish-brown with small beige head. Sweet malt and caramel, hop and some alcoholic aromas. A sweet, bitter finish with some unpleasant notes at the very end. Better than last year. (051112) oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber colour, with big beige bubblish head. Aroma of dry fruits, plum and cookies. Christmassy indeed. Flavour is bittersweet plummy, hoppy and weak roast. Palate is quite watery. Also malts noteable. Quite ok, but it lacks something in both flavour and palate... KnutAlbert (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005
Bottled 2005 version: Quite good, but not really there. Taste of dried fruit, I would say plums. Molasses sweetness which lasts long.
Rather fizzy. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2004
(on bottle, thanx Sigmund) Powerfull sent og forestberries and alcohol, much more than the Ringness Julebokk(sorry, Sigmund). Clear red/brown color. Hard malted barleys and some toffee flavours, with a burnt sensassion to th palate in he finish. Primitive, but dosen´t want to be more, and I respect that( asin : I don´t respect Ringnes Julebokk, sorry Sigmund)