sulawang (1219) - - JAN 28, 2016
Visual: Pours murky root beer brown with minimal dissipating head, thin ringed retention, steady scattered streams.
Nose: wet/dank barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: crisp, slick-thick, incoming malts
Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel, thick barley malt, tangy-soft sour, brown sugar, fig
Finish: residual malty sweet, alcohol heaviness.
Summary: Big brown sugar barley malt bomb - heavy flavour yet still very drinkable. gunnfryd (15652) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
Oktober 2015. Dark brown colour with a beige head. flavour is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, caramel, yeast, dried fruit. Powerful and a very nice beer. bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Rating #1336. 01.12.2014 - 250mL Bottle - #1 in the 2014 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. 10%. Pours a bubbly ruby colour with a decent off white head that fades rapidly. Aroma is caramel toffee malt, sweet fruits, and spice notes (oak, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg). Lots of similar flavours on the palate, lots of roast malt bitterness. Gorgeous start to the Calendar. Beer5000 (6939) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2015
250 ml bottle sampled Oct. 2015. Clear deep amber body with a small and fast disappearing beige head. Strong malty aroma with caramel, toast and dry fruit. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate roasted dark malt with caramel, dry fruit and a pleasant light sign of oxidation. The sweet malt is making a good balanced with alcohol instead of bitter hops as this is rather low. The sweetness is not overwhelming and the alcohol is not boozy, just warming. One year old this beer feels very close to a Barley Wine, especially with the hint of oxidation. Full bodied and long lasting warming aftertaste. A nice sipper that actually also feels quite easy drinkable. mcberko (20482) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
250mL bottle, pours a dirty opaque burgundy / brown with a medium beige head. Nose is quite sweet, with lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Flavour is thankfully not too sweet at all, with a harmonious balance of caramel, English toffee, toasted bread, and light stone / dark fruits. What was hinted at in the nose didn’t transpire in the flavour in terms of sweetness, so that’s good. ABV is well-masked and all the flavours are integrated beautifully. A great strong ale.
yngwie (17479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, 25cl. An unclear, orangey brown beer with a small, dense, dark beige head that lasts. The aroma has a faint perfumed touch, with oranges, caramel maltyness and a distinct touch of Belgian brune, with the same yeast and dried fruit touch. Hints of chocolate and alcohol. The flavor has the same caramel sweetness, dried fruits and yeast I noticed in the aroma. A nice bitterness deals with the sweetness. Full body, lighlty warming, but the alcohol is actually well hidden. Lasting finish with lots of flavor. Sure a beer I hope will be available when Christmas is getting close. 140526 fiulijn (21558) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Brewed 26.03.14, bb 26.03.18, batch 1152Cruzer (109) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized head. Nice aroma, nuts and fruits, caramel. It has a medium body strength, moderate sweetness, nice malt flavor with raisins, and hint of chocolate; correct bitterness; the alcohol is well managed, not too evident, and there are some sweet nuts in the final.
My last experience with nøgne ø wasn’t that pleasant, but this beer was amazing! Reeeally smooth for a 10% ABV beer. Definitely has the scent and taste of fruit, brown sugar, and malts. gramity (1711) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Hazy amber pour, thin foam head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and malts. Oily mouthfeel. Flavour of brown sugar, resin, molasses, roasted malts and dark fruits. northropfrye (3750) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Murky brown iced tea body with not much head and lots of sediment. Excellent aroma of prunes, dried fruit, some tartness. Taste is rich, malty, sweet with some coffee bitterness. Even some grapefruit in the aftertaste. Very nice beer.