MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 4.7%. Spicy aroma, pungent christmas spice, but not the ginger they mention on the label. Almost black colour, good stable light brown head. The flavour starts off quite roasted, clean and a little bready. Then comes a clean bitterness, could be cocoa bitterness. OK drinkable beer, but the spiciness is a bit silly.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Brugsen. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dominated by a horrible spice combination, that smells decent but tastes very bad. Very disappointing.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Bottle at fins... Bbf 2011 drunk 2013...deep black.. Thin tan head... Soft dark roast big spice nose... Little thin... Dark malts... Huge spice.. Quite dusty... Stick 3.6
mixed gass tap at cloister ... red brown ... bubbly tan head ... big cinamon light close nose ... light fizz more bottle level that last few kegs ive tried ... soft dark fruity roast ... again big cinamon spice ... almost but not quite over spiced... quite like this ... 3.6 cask in cloisters .... deep black ... thin tan head ... big spice ... lots of nut meg .... huge roast ... big malts ...gingerbready .... quite nice 3.5 ok better on mixed gas. wow
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft spicy cinnamon nose ... dark roast ... big cinnamon ... gingerbready ... pretty interesting if a little over spiced 3.6
Theis (12129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (served way too cold - Papsø temperature - se I will give it a couple of minutes......). Black - offwhite head. Spicy, light ginger, high malty, roasted and light burned malty, cocoa, light body, light notes of cloves. Ok - not too spiced.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
7th December 2010
Clear brown - red beer. Good tan head. Softish light palate. Mild dark malts - well spiced but not bitter or dry. Somewhat one more dimensional. Mild minerals in the dry finish and more sweet spice in the aftertaste. A heavy handed clunky Christmas beer - expected more of Brewdog than this.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chris NY Tasting 2010. Dark brown. Lasting beige. Quite a good spice aroma. Not wonderful but a cinnamon sting is ok. Fine
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It’s a nice looking stout, dark, dark brown in color, clear looking and topped by a dense finger-thick beige head. The aroma is of the spiced kind, with ginger, cloves, cardamom, prunes and raisins. Some cocoa too. Not much roasted malts to be detected, but that’s quite evident in the flavor, where the spices are much less dominating than in the flavor. Some coffee and chocolate too. It’s thin and dry on the palate, a bit low on bitterness, finishing dry, roasted and spiced, followed by a quite pleasant hoppy bitterness. Well, it’s a nice beer, and I wouldn’t mind sharing it with the white bearded man in red, but frankly, if he dropped by, I would find something better and more warming. 101109
TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (KKK Kamppi, BB 09/2012)
Deep ruby color, steady small beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, brown cookies and toasted malts. Light-bodied, a bit watery palate. Hardmouth feel. Spices (allspice, cinnamon, ginger), light chocolate in the flavor. Quite Christmasy and light. As such, the best to drink with Xmas food.
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Kvickly, Haderslev.
Pours dark brown, bordering on black. Fine, staying, light murky white creamy head. Aroma has good spices, clear ginger, some chocolate, raisins, light glögg. Medium to high carbonation, a bit thin but very dry palate. Flavour is good, the cocoa gets through nicely, adding light zest and dryness to the chocolate base. Good, lingering dryness in the finish. Very different to many other (sweeter) Christmas beers, this is a nice change of pace even if it is nowhere near perfect.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Strong and perfumed spicy aroma with a touch of dried fruits. Sweet roasted flavour with coffee and chocolate notes, and lots of spice. When you know it you recognize some ginger, but it feels like a big mix of spices. Odd and oddly fascinating