ansalon (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium frothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, spiced bread, molasses, fudge, cardamom, cloves, burnt chestnuts. Taste is quite roasted, spicy and aromatic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
axl (423) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, 2015 version. Almost black with tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malts, cardamon, christmas spices, sweet black bread and cocoa. Taste is slightly medicinal herbal, black bread, classical Christmas spices, coffe and slightly burnt roasted malts. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and roasted herbal aftertaste.
Bebum (663) - - DEC 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, dissipating head.
Medium body, moderate flavor, flat mouthfeel eith low heat, carbonation and acidity, avg length but unappealing finish.
Bitter, dry, low acidity.
Nothing I like.
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Carlisle (370) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 edition. Bottle. Dark ruby-black color with thin tan head and lacing. Nose has roasted malt, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and other spices. Roasted malt with some chocolate upfront. Some bitterness in the middle followed by vanilla and nutmeg--much like eggnog--in the long, creamy finish. Body is a bit thinner than expected.
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fakebeersnob (288) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells a bit like this spiced wine I once drank (mixed with a weak porter). Pours a dark brown that is almost black. Taste burt malt at the back. Upfront is a bit of coffee, a bit of cocoa, and some slight berry sourness. Also holiday spice. It is not that balanced of a beer. A bit of a mess. The ending reminds me of a cold bitter coffee. Thin, watery body.
Not much of a fan.
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from systembolaget
Black deep brown, off white head.
Aroma of coffee, caramel candy.
Fizzy, bitter, taste coffee grapefruit, not so nice
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dough, raisin, herbs, coffee, caramel, toast, black, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, unbalanced
ShoelessInSC (6) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
2015. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma was pleasant, but I wish it would have carried over to the flavor. Burnt nuts with a piney and bitter finish. More like a meh porter than a Christmas ale. Didn’t particularly care for it.
kkettler (26) - - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 2015 is very gingerbread and holiday spice tasting! It is relatively light tasting for a darker beer.
jbruner (3719) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 vintage. Pours a deep brown on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice spice and chocolaty malt. Taste follows, even more on the malt, like a holiday spiced cookie, gingerbread goodness. Really nice.