Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. I actually really liked the aroma of this beer, the spices made it very much of a Christmas beer. The looks are not bad either, very dark with a nice foam. Then there is the taste, it wasnít all that good. Se bitterness lingering in there with the spices, a little sweet.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28.12.12. Bottle, 2012. Foam is beige and thereís not much of it. Dark brown, a bit hazy beer. Aroma is a bit sweet with spices all over the place. Tastes bitter, piney, not xmasey as I expected, some very dark chocolate. Mouthfeel smooth, aftertaste pretty long bitter (a bit unpleasant). Overall, lots of flavor and an OK beer.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I just didnít get the enjoyment from this beer that others have. To me, the dominant flavor was bubblegum. Like from trading cards....
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007, dark reddish brown, low carbonation. Spicy hoppy aroma, coriander,nutmeg, with a little bit of sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth with medium bitterness. Hops are fairly heavy, not overwhelming, aftertaste of spices and hops.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark brown color with a long lasting fluffy head. scent is of roast and fermented fruit. Taste is of coffee beans and roasted malts. There is also a hint of fruits in the aftertaste. Overall, this beer is kind of bland and I would probably not purchase this again.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 edition. Nice aroma but thin mouthfeel and bitter taste. Not as big as the inviting seasonal aroma would promise.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled at liquorloft tallahassee. poured black with lots of carbonation, reminds me of soda. aroma is light but still pleasant mix of christmas herbs, nutmeg and something sweet. taste is much more defined, it took me a second but i found it to be gingerbread cookies in the finish. the start is a spices and bread. body is watery and the most unpleasant aspect.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle, consumed on 12/21/07. Aromas of nutmeg and spice and cola. Flavor is nicely malty with spices appearing on midtongue. Finish has a light touch of bitterness with a lingering nutmeg/clove character thatís not entirely welcome by the end of the bottle. Mostly well done. One bottle is enough, though; not a good session beer.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with nice tan head. A little thin, but not watery. Aroma is spicy, smoke and coffee. Flavor is not too sweet, but spicy (herbs, juniper?) with a roasted orange peer taste. Maybe a little gingerbread taste. Good dry finish.
fcjack1 (245) - Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Red Hot. Almost looks like Porter. Smells like a brown, nutty. Taste of vanilla and coffee and spices. Smooth. Good beer.