anchr (18) - Trondheim, - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really nice Eng Strong or Old Ale, with a some acidity, lots of maltines, and a descrete rasberry aroma. It might not be the most robust of its style, and its style is largely overshadowed by the Eng. Barley Wine. But it is certainly good, well-balanced and wonderful to drink. Must be great to the right kind of food.
lmojoh (513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gamle notater fra Jul 2012. Flaske Vinmonopolet Jekta Tromsø. Aroma malt, karamell, krydder. Utseende uklar amber med offwhite skum. Smak røsted malt, mørk frukt, gløgg, karamell. en god juleøl med julesmak.
AndySnow (7068) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where: SimCorp Pub, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, fruit, spice, some berries.
TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color is beautiful dark red tending to black. Foam is very sparse, yet persistent. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, a little caramel and dark chocolate. The taste is really Christmas with little distress, brown sugar, dark bitter chocolate and a slightly burnt taste. The alcohol taste unfortunately a little too much through and drowns out the little hop bitterness that sparingly, but determined, hiding in the background.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Klar mørk amber farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av mørk malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Smak av mørk malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Søt maltavslutning. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (3753) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
tmrmwel (1900) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a maroon shimmer, and a nice finger thick head. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate, syrup and dark bread. Average body and carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts and some smoky notes, as well as nuts, kandi and some metallic hints of herbs.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is medium. It smells roasty, darkmalty, a bit bitter. The taste is sweet, aromatic, malty, a bit hoppy. Ok 10/11/10/10/10/10
Rune (11630) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bought at Vinmonopolet Tromsø, Langnes. Fragile beige head on top of a unclear, brown coloured body. Restrained aroma of caramel malts added by a spicy touch. Rather disjointed taste of spiced dark fruits and caramel. Very spicy. Floury palate.Thin to medium bodied. Possible to drink, didn’t empty the bottle though (at home, 23.12.2012).
tfredvik (1830) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dull-looking medium to light brown quite clear body with a tiny bubbly head that vanishes completely in a very short time, leaving no lacing. The aroma is quite strong, but not terribly exciting, lightly toasted and nutty with caramel and sweet dried dark fruits. Moderate sweet taste with a light to moderate bitter finish. Some mild spicy flavours in addition to the caramel and fruity notes. A soft to flat carbonation further enhances the rather dull feeling of this beer. It’s drinkable, though.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 7 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]