mtangaa (10) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Smells like expensive chocolate, appears black, with a firm tan head. Tastes bitter-sweet, I get coffee and chocolate. A nice long slightly bitter finish.
Simply one of the best stouts I have had - not much christmas about it though.
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
Pour likes tar. High head, not creamy though. Smell of smoke and christmas trees. Fennel is dominating the flavor, feels like drinking sweet licorice with hops. Not my favourite but I’ve seen worse. tfredvik (1985) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a pitch black body with a large, creamy, light-brown body that stays thick for a very long time before reducing to a fully lasting layer that leaves lots of foam on the glass. A perfect looking beer! The aroma is very inviting and strong, with heavy roasted notes, dark caramel, coffee, chocolate, fruits and some alcohol and earthy notes in the back. I actually don’t get any particular spicy aromas. The taste is moderate sweet with a heavy bitter finish that feels a bit sharp, stingy and herbal the first few sips, but still lovely. The finish is everlasting with extreme amounts of coffee. Dark roasted flavours with chocolate in the back and quite obvious alcohol. After a while I start noticing the subtle christmas spices. The spices are extremely well integrated and difficult to pinpoint, but they really add an extra layer to this wonderful stout. One of the best christmas beers available in Norway? thomat (3932) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty with chocolate tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long, bitter sweet finish. AndySnow (7802) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Sweet malt, chocolate, caramel flavour.
BillHick420 (468) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Pours black with a tanned creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and some tangyness I can’t put my finger on. Very enjoyable! Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a almost black colour with a white head. Aroma of dark malts and a bit sour smell. Well balanced flavour with the aniseed, malts and low bitterness. There are also sone coffee in the mix. A really good stout for sure. ekstedt (6881) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of gnoff. Black with beige head. Spicy aniseed and liquorice aroma, some coffee. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness. gnoff (10711) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget in Nordstan. At ekstedt’s x-mas beer tasting, on December 14, 2012.Nisse666 (7535) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate, spicy, licorice scent. Licorice, grainy, sweet, sugary taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle Ekstedts jul kul 2012 2012-12-15
AR: sour coffey, salt licorice, aniseed,
AP: dark brown, wee tiny head
F: dark chocolate, salt licorice, old butter, to heavy xmass spices, heavy bitterness