Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark, dark ruby, almost black pour, minuscule off-white head. Aroma is indeed in the spirit of christmas. It smells like all the good christmas-sweets. Lots of cinnamon, ginger, pepper and sugar. Taste is very similar, with sweet ginger and cinnamon, pepper, cocoa. Slightly sour and with some hops in the finish. Big body, low carbonation. As a christmas beer, this is a very interesting and refreshing brew, albeit slightly off-balance and a bit too punchy perhaps. It is very innovative, and an enjoyable alternative to the wide selection of christmas brews.
CEZ (403) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the strangest brews I’ve ever tasted, this is a style on its own... Very dark brown body, medium off-white head. The CI N N A M O N in the nose is overwhelming and a bit shocking. Otherwise the balance is nice and interesting. More cinnamon, anisette, salty licorice, cola. Moderately sweet followed by a moderate but lasting herbal bitterness. Light to medium mouthfeel. Definitely interesting and worth a try, but it’s just not to my liking - someone else might love it.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from brewdog.com. Way way too thin. Quite enjoyable for the flavour but it felt like drinking flavoured water. Still quite nice.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brownish amber with a medium off-withe head. Tonnes of cinnamon and ginger, and also some sweet caramel malts.
sinkas (289) - 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
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/03/2013.
Pours reddish brown.
Aroma is great, spices, sour berries (cherries?), no cocoa.
Taste is amazing, mostly aroma notes, but mixed so incredibly well.
Aftertaste is spicy hinger, lovely!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 I love this nose! It just punches me in the face, this bottle of christmas. Gingerbread dough, hint of cocoa and milkchocolate.
On the palate is more boring, with less taste. But man, this nose is just great! I could smell it all night long!
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very Dark brown with a pale cream head. The aroma isn’t strong - mild coffee and liquorice plus some seasonal marzipan. Relly nice hints of cloves and cinnamon in the flavour against a background of chocolate.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light bronw head. Aroma of cinnamon and apple. Flavor of cinnamon and fruits.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33 cl bottle, pours dark with a nice big head, aroma of cinnamom, ginger, cardemom and malt, taste folllows the nose, way over the top with the spices, certainly not my thing.