Enjoyit (3520) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of spices and liqurice. The flavor is spicy and with liqurice. Nelliker og Kardemomme
littlefelix (29) - Santa Clarita, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006 as well. This was a very complex beer. I enjoyed it, but cannot drink to many. Almost a barleywine in flavor, just not as strong %-wise. You can really taste the raisen/prune/veggie flavors in there. Thick and slow drinking.
djd07 (4921) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a medium light tan head. The aroma is very malty with caramel and chocolate. Decent lacing on this one. The taste is dark chocolate and black licorice. I was expecting more from this but still a good christmas brew.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Pours a dark amber color with a small to not much head. This beer smelled of pine and cloves. The taste was that of the season, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This was a great desert beer.
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
wow very different than what i was expecting. very dark almost black pour but at the bottom i could see some ruby. 1 finger khaki head. lots of hops with a tad bit of malts on the nose. interesting flavor with some spices and some hops.
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 version, Valley oak tree on label:
Opaque body, with a tan head that disappeared way too quickly. Splotchy lacing. Holiday cookie-like aroma, which was quite a bit sweeter than the flavor. At first, the flavor profile consisted of cardamom, nutmeg, giner, allspice, and toffee, but the finish could best be described as acrid coffee and smoke. The carbonation was lively, but overall mouthfeel was slightly on the watery side. I feel that Anchor did a pretty good job with this one, but years past had finer offerings.
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep garnet/ruby brown with a fleeting tan head.
Light caramel and spice aroma.
Starts sweet with a sour bitterness in the finish that must come from the spices.
I donít know if this one works for me.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rich porter like color with notes of chocolate and spice. Great dark tan head with excellent lacing. Nice allspice finish that lingers just a bit before Iím ready for another sip. A very enjoyable winter beer that I will continue to enjoy after a day on the slopes.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 edition. 12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with some spices. Flavor has cinnamon, nutmeg (?) and maple. A little thin on the finish.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. 2007 vintage. Pours a deep, clear mahogany with a small light, cream color head. Aroma of pine tree and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is a combination of spices, maple syrup, and licorice. Hint of a bitter ending, but not too overpowering.