Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Sampled at BDR’s tasting and shared by akevitt. Pours a near opaque dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, some caramel malt, figs, brown sugar and a touch of raisin. Taste is medium to full bodied, light carbonation with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops, raisins, brown sugar and a touch of apple. Finish is semi-sweet, a little alcohol warmth with an aftertaste of sweet caramel malt and a touch of raisin. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
Very dark brown with a thin beige head. An aroma of dark fruits as raisins and prunes, sweets, sweets, spice and dark sugar. A flavor of sugar, roasted notes, dark fruits as prunes and raisins. Nice malt notes and sweets. akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle from trade with yngwie. The beer was clear dark brown with thin tan foam. In the flavor and aroma I got raisins, brown sugar, Christmas spices, malt, and alcohol. The alcohol is very aggressive in the flavor. Not hidden at all. The Julebokk is more flavorful than the Nøgne Ø God Jul, but due to excessive booziness I would have to say that the Nøgne Ø God Jul is a slightly better beer.
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Bottle, pours a dark brown body with light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, malts, and spice. Flavor of dark, brunt malts, vanilla, along with a slight bite of alcohol. Medium-bodied. JK (6158) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
Raisins and brown sugar aroma. Very dark brown, thin head. Sweet and thick, more brown sugar, malt, dried fruit, and some yeast. Considerable alcohol presence. Very good, thanks Akevitt.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
Light brown color with faint head. Green apples and caramel malt on the nose. Chocolate, pitted fruits, and a dry bite on the finish. Thanks to akevitt for sharing. thewolf (12594) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yngwie]MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
Pours a wonderful mahogany red with a big, creamy beige head. Really pretty. Aroma is very fruity, a slight metallic edge. Alcohol is very present as well. Wonderful mouthfeel with a subdued carbonation. Flavour is nice and fruity, lots of raisins, slight chocolate, very vinious. Why does a macro like Ringnes not only make beers like this? Nice.
A Mes rate: Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2008
An excellent deep dark mahogany pour with a good beige head. A superb colour. A big alcoholic, fruity bock with some lovely sweet malt and some really nice warmth. Luscious mouthfeel and at this point the best of the evening. Straight forward but very enjoyable.
[email protected]harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Brown sugar and prune aroma. Dark ruby color, light brown head, very nice lace. Sweet, bitter, light roasted, bit sugary, prune, cinnamon. Soft, full and burning. Very pleasant, like a X-Mas version of Kasteel. Thanks Yngwie.
33cl bottle from KnutAlbert, thanks very much Knut.
Very very deep brown/red with thin tan head. Nice dark malt aroma, some soy sauce. Strong dark and rather good. Little bit of whiskyish malt. Hey, not subtle, but good.