voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2007
Brought this one back to Australia to enjoy mid-winter, and its loads better than when was released, with the maltiness becoming more rounded and soft. Pours clear dark brown/amber, with a creamy small tan head. Great aroma, heaps of toasted malts and toffee sweetness, lighter undertones of cinnamon, earth, plummy esters. Its just great really. Full body, sweet but not cloying, huge malt profile... brown sugar, toffee, caramel, chocolate, custard... this stuff is amazing. Soft hop bitterness is there but not providing much flavour. Finish give the impression that you just took a huge mouthful of a home-made plum pudding with brandy custard about 2 minutes prior. Perhaps some liquorice too. Amazing stuff. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
Another bottle from Per’s reserves. Tak! Dark caramel coloured ale with minimal head. Well structured malts provide flowing caramel notes. A rather fruity one with earth coated raisins, milk coffee, figs and pear flavors, mild pepper spiciness. Fairly nutty flavor profile as well, followed by a fitting, but considerable dose of bittering hops, quite leafy and earthy. Not the most defined beer, seems a little shy at this point and I don’ think age will help on that. Less opened than previous NO Jülol. Still a rather active carbonation, medium-full palate, smooth, but uniform and very active bubbles. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Courtesy of omhper. Pours ruby red with sparse carbonation. Smells of oranges, some yeast, raisins, some rosey perfume. Tastes of spice, dark fruit, some maple, sugar, and peppery. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Finish is of holiday spices. Cloves peak out at the very end. Nice. Grovlam (4222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Head was small and slightly off-white creamy. Color was brown with a clear sparkling body. Aroma was raisin, prune, fruit, caramel, rye bread, almond, licorice. Some Christmas spice can also be detected in nose and mouth. Medium boded with a soft carbonation and light alcohol texture. Flavor was mostly sweet, but light notes of bitterness balances this one. Nice sweet finish. Great Christmas beer. Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle. A red brown beer with a big beige head. The aroma is of caramel, prunes, raisind and spices. The taste is sweet caramel, prunes, raisins, spices and light alcohol. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Deep reddish colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with notes of dark fruit. Malty, fruity sweet flavor with a spicy note and a light bitter finish. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Bottle. Lots of dark fruit notes, yet it isn’t overly sweet. Caramel comes through aswell, dark fruit, and also some lightly citric hops in the finish. Really pleasant and with a decent lingering bitter finish. Nice. ekstedt (6746) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
Dark red with an off-white head that quickly disappears. Somewhat sweet malt aroma with berries and a little spices. Flavor likewise, with a nice lingering bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Perhaps a bit plain. Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
Red brown beer with a small but lasting off-white head. Somewhat weak aroma of berries and dried fruit. Fruity sweet flavour with many interesting notes, including licorice, wood, raspberry and cowberry. MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 Draught at SBWF 06. Weak aroma of dried fruits. Cloudy prune juice colour. No head. the flavour is quite malty and a bit sweet. Low carbonation.