b7j0c (10) - USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really look forward to this release, and 2005 is no exception. Pours dark, nearly opaque with a beige head that diffuses quickly. Full body and spicy. One of my favorite beers.
FlandersNed (72) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle dated 2014. Finings-laden dark mahogany color, low tan foam. Sweet spice nose. Nutmeg, pine resin, cinnamon, raisin, clove, toasted wood & more notes in the tongue. Full- body and medium+ carbonation.
mr_h (3737) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle at home, from Appellation Wines, Dalry Road, Edinburgh, spicy, toffee aroma, brown, thin bubbly beige head, no lacing, sweet spicy, malty, viscous
JohnRMurdoch (3848) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared with mr_h. Almost black, big foamy head. Leafy treacle aroma. Flavour of cinnamon and other spices. Sour aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
KW92 (602) - WARSAW, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA.(data degustacji: 27.12.2013)******************
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Version- Pours a very dark brown mahogany color with a thick tan head on top. Smells of mellow spiced fruit, toffee, molasses, pine resin, and gingerbread. Dry, spiced, somewhat gingerbread-y flavor. A little tart fruit, spruce, bitter chocolate, orange peel, and faint maple. Medium body, creamy texture, with a slickness that sticks to the tongue. Definitely better as it warms up.
TorbenJensen (792) - 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 (695) - 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 (1320) - 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 (455) - 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 (614) - 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.