visionthing (5296) - Tallinn, - NOV 11, 2012oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours clear copper with a small, off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel and a hint of alcohol and hops. Sweet, caramelly and lightly malty with light bitterness in the finish - also hints of metal and alcohol. Surprisingly thing and weak in flavour for a Christmas beer at this strenght. Ok, but far from exciting. Feel no urge to drink this again.
Bottled (backlog). Deep brown colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, burnt sugar, some slight toffee and mild toasted notes. Flavour is toasted, some slight smoked wood, mild candi sugar, some herbs,nuts and also mild earthy notes. lmojoh (748) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
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 (7557) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
How: Bottle.TorbenJensen (1517) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
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.
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
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 (4054) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014tmrmwel (2058) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
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
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 (12595) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
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). anchr (18) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
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.