rarbring (1556) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Smelling of cinnamon buns with Christmas soda.
Appearance: The beer is clear brown, with a large slowly rededing tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste is surprisingly not sweet at all, bread, cinnamon, bitter cocoa beans.
Palate: Medium carbonation, medium body with small bubbles, a very dry feeling.
Overall: Actually a bit unbalanced in itís lack of sweetness.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-12-02.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black body with an off-white head. Spicy aroma of ginger, cinnamon (strong!) and malts. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour with distict spicy touch.
tlind2 (1161) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Deep brown color, tan head. Strong cinnamon and clove aroma. Spicy flavor with lots of cinnamon and ginger. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Interesting and not half bad.
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma has lots of christmas spices: cinnamon, clove, ginger, syrup. Dark red/brown to black, quite long beige head. Taste has elements from aroma and roasted coffee. Medium body, soft feel, sweet with drying finish. Like a giant hristmas cookie. Quite unusual and fun beer.
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Dark, almost black color. Small beige head, stays. Cloves, ginger, bready, yeasty aroma. Mild bitter, ginger, cocoa beans, watery flavor.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry, 18/06/12. 188 shopping days to go. Been a while since Iíve had a Dog so Iím eager to get stuck in. Deep ruby with a slim, blotching tan head. Surprising, Flemish sour edge and caramel aroma with mulled red wine. Heavily mulled taste with ginger and clove; some burnt wood and ill-matched, lingering bitterness. Regurgitated orange juice? Feels more alcoholic than its modest ABV. Ultimately not enough flavour or depth to carry the spices. Did nothing to enhance my mid-June sense of christmasiness.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is robust, the body black. It smells thyme-spicy. The taste is thyme-spicy a bit ginger and herb. Very special one, but for me to much spices. 11/7/7/8/9/8
kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Chocolate, spicy, roasty, nuts, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, citrus, basement aromas, citrus
Arve_Christian (3286) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Backlog november 2011
Bottle from Rema
Intense cinnamaon flavor + other spices
Light/medium body & medium/high complexity
Do not appreciate this kind of beer
sinkas (288) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, 1st choice Bicton,
Enticing spicy and malty nose,limp head
horrendously over spiced and watery with oily finish