Ernest (5929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is murky medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel, cookie, milk chocolate), with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, coriander, orange, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Pretty nice, all things considered. Yeah, itís a big sweet boozy beer, but for this kinda thing it works fairly well. The aroma is mostly sugars but offers some nice spicy notes for allure. Itís sweet in the mouth, but rather than being fatiguingly syrupy sweet, it has a nice creamy texture and enough bitterness and alcohol to counter the sugars. Itís not the type of beer I enjoy drinking, but itís a good rendition...kinda in the same vein as Abbaye des Rocs.
nick76 (4128) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet, yeasty, and fruity with caramel malt and spices. The appearance is cloudy dark amber with a large head. The taste is bitter and soapy with some fruit and spice but not what I expected from the aroma. The palate is average and the finish somewhat dry. Overall a beer that had promise in the aroma but disappoints in the flavor arena.
Bragesnak (5155) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of fruit and spices. Flavour with some malt and balanced hops
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige cap. The aroma offers malt, holiday spices, brown sugar, brown bread, light sweetness. Light malty sweetness, with brown bread and perhaps a touch of cinnamon. Pretty tasty. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Alcohol presence is minimal. Pretty smooth feel. Overall, this was solid, but not exceptional.
Wolfbass (818) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considerando la gradazione alcolica, bisogna fare i complimenti perchŤ ha davvero una facile beva, perÚ non mi convince completamente, forse un pÚ troppo furbetta...
zaf (203) - ITALY - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma: caramel, toast, licorice, alcohol,
apparenza: brown, hazy, minimal head,
gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
palato: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Ť da tempo che volevo assaggiarla e non sono rimasto deluso assolutamente..aroma deciso, classico di questo stile di birra (frutta secca,malto tostato,sentori speziati),gusto altrettanto speziato e piacevole,ma poco corposa e con poca schiuma..finale lungo e caldo
bevuta allíelfo alla spina!
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is nalt, caramel, alcohol and spices. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.
Christian (10368) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, and bready malt. Sweetish flavour with some orange peel and a heavy, almost doppelbock-like malt profile, along with a touch of alcohol
tderoeck (3647) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/11/12 - 75cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: IX/14 (2012-1289)
Clear dark amber to brown beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: yeast, bit cheesy, caramel, sweet, dried fruits, overripe banana, bit smelly. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sugary, dried fruits, raisins, bit sourish, red berries, alcohol. Aftertaste: sour touch, alcohol and dried fruits.
DuffMan (5828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Purple Pig in Chicago. Medium brown, frothy tan head. Initially the aroma had a yeasty cidery aroma, but with some air time the spices came forward and the dark fruits became apparent. Figs and brown sugar and Christmas spice and candied oranges. Sweet but not overly so, quite enjoyable.