hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One blizzardy St. Pats in Boston, my friends and I got downtown too late to get into our favorite Guinnessing pubs and retreated to Julies place. She had bought this beer for the name and we dutifully, if a little sadly, quafed it, noting the spiciness. Not enough to replce a St. pats Stout, but rich enough to be there to soothe the disappointment.
ej (927) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear and deep amber. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Taste is malty with a light sweet finish. Not very much of anything, but quite drinkable.
espenra (917) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Frognerseteren restaurant. It poured a red-brown colour with a small beige head that settled down fast in the glass. The aroma is sweet, tempting and smells of malts, yeast and raisins. The flavour is bittersweet and tastes of coffee and roasted malts. It has a short aftertaste.It is a decent christmas beer, but nothing outstanding.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
spicy malt aroma, bitter choclate, spicy finish with a lingering metallic taste
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another for Christmas in August. Surprisingly complex and good. Nice ruby color. Very interesting.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. brown color. roasted malty aroma. very xmasy. quite dark and sweet roastedness.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty nose with brown tones. Off white head. Clean dry finish and easy maltyness
Simonsen (804) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Boks. Lys klar karamellfarge. Beige skumtopp. Lavt karbonert. Smaker malt, korn, karamell, humle. Noe gress. Helt grei men ikke noe ekstraordinĉrt
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty and sweet, with cherries, caramel, oak, dry with a slightly carbonated hint. Ruby red color with a nice off white head that slowly settles, leaving behind some very nice lacing. Flavor has caramel and malts, slightly sweet, and little less exciting than I was lead to expect from the aroma. Still a nice brew.
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A friend of mine had a few selections of this beer and generously shared a couple with me. I thought it was an odd combination of a belgian style ale and a bottle of liquified dried fruit (well then it wouldn't be dried fruit anymore would it) maybe reconstituted dried fruit. At any rate, it wasn't too bad, I think it was an old bottle that doesn't age well... poured nicely with a large pink head and a ruby colored body, decent flavor of oak and malts. Hmm, interesting.