TorbenJensen (1414) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown lasting foam and a delicate aroma of fig, plum and roasted malt. The taste varies over hard roasted malt, a little hazelnut, fig, dried dark fruit (prune / raisin) candied and dark bitter chocolate. It is without doubt a very delicious ale with clearly Belgian touch. It signals Christmas with large ’C’ and tastes determined by more than 5.5% alcohol as the label says. The bitterness is gentle, yet present, and put a beautiful end to the many flavors that bombards the taste buds to a degree almost become too violent. Now one should not complain when a brewmaster pampers with all its artist, but less hard roasted malt, less heavy fruit hues and easier fullness had also dressed this great ale. Semi-dry aftertaste.
ordybill (1152) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt and spices, real pleasing
Appearance- A reddish-black with a small off-white head
Taste- Once again the malt and spices are present. this time they are in the flavor and they deliver: very nice
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- An excellent version of a winter warmer
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle v2012. Dark brown color with light beige head. Malty aroma, spicy, nutmeg, some cinnamon, dark dried fruits, light chocolate and licorice, caramel. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
furthur (738) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle, deep brown beer, good almond head, good lace. Aroma cinnamon, raisin, molasses, coffee. Taste is cinnamon, rootbeer, coffee, cloves. Palate a little light, but ok, carbonation nicely subdued. This should be mulled, I think, or done as a flip.
Turtles (1475) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from 2014, still available at Systembolaget Söderhallarna. Dark brown with a creamy, compact, tan head. Great aroma, cinnamon, pine, cherry, there are many scents and it is difficult to distinguish them. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. The taste begins with caramel and spices, cinnamon, prunes. Finish with fresh green pine needles.
jamaty (1735) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color café, muy oscura... Espuma escasa. Fuerte aroma a canela, chocolate y lupulos. Cuerpo ligero y baja efervescencia. El sabor sigue al aroma, muy muy sabroso y equilibrado, apareciendo además toques de uva, y destacando por encima de todo las especias, pimienta, mucha canela sobre todo en el postgusto. Muy buena.
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Bottle: This one pours a cloudy, dark amber color. There was a finger of a light tan head. Some lacing. Good nose. Malts, holiday spices are the most predominate. Getting some dark fruits also. The taste is very good. Very rich malt body, with just a bit of sweetness, Subdues holiday spices, maybe some orange, a touch of earthy hops. Very Nice!
sturmthis (1043) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 version. On draft and the 2 L bottle. Dark brown with one finger head. Aroma of pine, spices (nut meg). Really well done and different from the more cinnamon christmas beers.
rdixon77 (1973) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Enjoy this one when I get it round the season. Dark tan. Pine, vanilla, earth, clove, spices. Medium bodied and not overly spiced.
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: light tan head, the beer is a very nice brown color that's transparent around the edges, some maroon hues in there
Aroma: caramel malt, spicy, maybe a bit of lemon, potpourri
Taste: spicy, some sweet caramel malt, even some bitterness on the finish
Palate: lively carbonation, slight bitterness on the finish, medium mouthfeel
Overall: this beer does remind me of Christmas, pumpkin pie, potpourri, warm spice are all in there, this is the 2014 version
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