Ingevara (910) - - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AnG_BrgNor (650) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black, short lasting foam. Aroma is roasted, spices and dried dark fruits. Taste is roasted, anis, licorice and some chocoolate. This one is a bit watery.... But nice bitterness in the ending.
hackobock (3854) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 25, 2016. Bottle, best before December 11, 2014.
Black with a medium sized dense tan head. Aroma is earthy roasted coffee, licorice, dried fruits, dark berries, light ash, ink, toffee, light leafy spices.
Taste is medium sweet, malty, fruity with roasted bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft to average carbonation. Finish is bitter dry roast, cocoa, coffee, earthy, some toffee and blackberry sweetness.
Justin666 (167) - - DEC 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was one of the few Christmas stouts I came across from my local bottle shop (Vinmonopolet). Previously I had had only drunk one beer from this brewery and that was their Imperial stout, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I therefore looked forward to trying their christmas stout.
It’s not as robust or as complex as their imperial stout, but it’s a nice one nonetheless. Drinking the beer I could sense flavours of chocolate, coffee, some licorice and spice. It has a decent amount of bitterness and a long aftertaste. A nice beer for this festive season.
avantdagare (250) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 finger beige head, black body. Nose: Cloves, cardamom, ginger-brad, licorice, coffee and chocolate. Taste: Cloves, cardamom, licorice, malt, ginger, dark chocolate, soy-sauce,milk-chocolate,thin ferry-coffee and ginger-bread.
Semi-long ending with semi-long/low bitterness.
Jimbo2 (317) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent, if somewhat unbalanced. Big amount of fennel, which dominates the beer. Some roasted malt. Medium body, too little to carry the fennel.
NosirIwont (2443) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 Bottle. 7.6%. Best before 08.08.16. Pours almost black with a big, fluffy beige/tan head. Good lacing. Sweet, dried fruit aroma with anise and fennel. Light tart note as it warms; berries and slightly overripe fruit. Flavour is sweet and fruity with anise and fennel as well, the latter two being more outspoken here. Bitter with a light hoppy note in the background. Finish is rather bitter, with more anise and fennel, though feeling a bit more explicitly liquorice-like here. Lingering alcohol burn and a light grassy note. A bit too much carbonation. Overall good; well-made and -balanced, though cloying in the long run. 07.06.16.
craftbeersweden (640) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Systembolaget, Sweden in November 2013. This bottle has been resting in my beercellar for 2 year an 6 months.
Best before: September 17, 2014.
The stout pours clear, dark brown with a two finger high beige, head. Lacing stays on the glass.
Nose: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee ground.
Taste: Chocolate, cacao beans, oak, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, anise and fennel.
Mouth: Complex structure. Medium to light carbonation. Smooth taste.
This beer has definitely grown better with aging. Not as aggressive as when it was new. Very mature and smooth. The star anise and fennel seeds is there in the background just lifting the taste a bit.
nybol (1703) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med de to krydderier (stjerneanis og fenikkel) bliver det virkelig en fyldig og smagsfuld. Den er meget kompleks og har en let sødme og lethed der gør den perfekt til en julefrokost, eller andre danske retter.
Linnet (1774) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nuts, coffee, chocolate, roasty, earthy, soy sauce, spicy, alcohol.
Dark Brown colour, small beige head.
Salty, noticably sweet, lightly bitter, rich flavourful ABV well integrated.
Medium body, soft carbonation, salty finish.
Gubihumle (584) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Farven er sort med en lysebrun skumkrone. Aromaen er sød lakrids fennikel og anis medens smagen er kaffe, kakao, bitter chokolade og lakrids.