3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. The strong alcohol note in the nose reminds me of licorice and anise in Jagermeister. Dusty and dirty and foul smelling. Medium body, oily and chewy, sweet and syrupy and olive-like. Gross. KL (57) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
Key words : Tasty, thick, alcoholic finish. Work this beer 1-2 % down and i will be happy to re-rate it to around 4. morri (277) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark reddish brown, almost opaque body. Medium light brown head which settles quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma of coffee, toffee, amber and soy sauce. Taste is quite gentle, a little sweet, some burned wood. Very well balanced. The high ABV is barely noticeable. A little thin mouthfeel. All in all a positive surprise. IPAgutten79 (947) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 Juleøltest: Kveldens sterkeste øl var også den som overrasket meg mest i positiv forstand. Rødlig brun, med en aroma av mild kaffe, malt og hint av alkohol. Samme finner vi i smaken. God munnfølelse, medium fyldig. banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
Several vintages. It’s 9.0% for some time now. Always a treat - dark fruits and syrup - but the competition is hard (and sometimes better) - especially from the Norwegian microbrewers. Prolly the only product from Ringnes worth buying and ageing.
Arve_Christian (5143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
On 33 cl bottle, vintage 2009, abv 9.0.dark brown, almost black color- still good foam and carbonation. Good malty aromas, dried fruits , light roasted Aromas, coffee, licorice. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, ok bitterness- very well balanced- edges are rounded off with some years of storage. Very enjoyable Nordcore (1496) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Deep red wit a short offwhite head. hops malt and dark fruit. sweet taste with a malt caramel end. TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
The best Ringnes beer ever! Bitter and heavy - not so common from this brewery. Coffee and spicy christmas, but when the temperature increases, more taste and aroma of dark fruits appears. Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
330 ml bottle @ Teddys,Oslo,December 27, 2012
One of my Norwegian favorite macro beers.A christmas beer i have enjoyed and looking forward to the last 4-5 years during November and December.
Dark brown beer.Sweet and nice.A bit hidden alcohol.Medium carbonation.A beer i will buy and drink again for sure. tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
330ml bottle at 9.0%, cheers Cunningham. Pours a very dark, hazy brown with a small head. Aroma is burnt toffee and apple. Taste has lots of caramel with apple on the finish. Some burnt notes, also. Thick and chewy.