Plovmand (6560) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle traded with Yngwar. It pours hazy reddish amber with a medium bubbly of white head. The aroma is ripe fruit, light yeast, caramel, malt and some brown sugar. The flavour is ripe dark fruit, dark berries, yeast, light cheese, caramel and malt. Nice.
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is cloudy dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), with notes of eucalyptus, juniper, rosemary, Listerine, etc.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Rather off-putting medicinal nose...too much spice and not enough beer. Slightly better in the mouth, where it’s fairly balanced and creamy.
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph. Pours murky, dark amber brown with a large, staying, frothy, beige head. Aroma is mild, caramel, Belgian sugar, raisins. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of sweetness, milky chocolate, hazelnuts, Belgian sugar, quite some raisins. Malty, mild bitter finish.
thornecb (4507) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy mahogany into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Toffee and orange zest aromas. Thin with upfront juniper turning to bitter roots in the lasting finish
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage. Pours reddish, with a big, lightly coloured head. Aroma is burned malts, molasses and toffee, as well as a nice hoppines. Flavour is definitely on the sweet side with burned malts, molasses, burned sugar and kandi.
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Bishops Arms, Folkungagatan, Stockholm) - Copper with a slight haze and a foamy head. Spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon, ginger and fruitcake. Fruity, spicy and very festive taste with notes of ginger, cinnamon, spice malt and caramel. Enjoyable.
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 7 Dec 2012) Brownish amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with cinnamon, cardamom, dark fruit and dark rye bread. Malty, spicy taste with notes of dark rye bread, wort, cinnamon, cardamom, dried fruit and a spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nice one.
bierkoning (10500) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ClubGonzo, thanks! Dark brown color. Malty roasty aroma with a hint of licorice. malty roasty flavor, with hints of ash. Alcoholic. Sticky mouthfeel.
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, malt, hop, dried fruits. flavour is yeast, malt, hop, carbonation, dried fruit, caramel. OK/Nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 12/22/2008 Total Score: 3.4
Bootle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Flavour is caramel, malt, acid, dry, burned, brown sugar. Nice beer.
visionthing (2892) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with dried fruits and hints of caramel and roasted malt. Sweet, malty and lightly fruity with a mild bitterness. Pleasant and easy to drink dubbel. (2012-10-26)
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle from 2010. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruits with some spices. Fruity and sweet with some bitterness. Decent Christmas beer.