fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color; highly carbonated, with more foam than liquid. Mild aroma of roasted malt and gingerbread. Dry mouthfeel, light body, with strong flavor of roasted malts and clear gingerbread spices. Too dry and roasted for my preference, but indeed it’s a very good blend. It would work perfectly to prepare my Stout Cake.
yngwie (15188) - 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
harrisoni (14984) - 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
saxo (14705) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kvickly, Odense. Pours black with a creamy fluffy head and lacings. Quite spiced in both aroma and flavor. Lots of ginger and spices and little roast. Medium bodied. Dry and short spicy end.
MiP (14433) - 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.
Theis (14305) - 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.
TBone (13816) - 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.
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours a dark, almost clear ruby-brown with a thick, beige head. Cinnamon and some cocoa malts in the nose. Lots of cinnamon and chocolate in the flavor, with some modest chalk, herb and earth bitters. Medium in body with smooth carbonation. Could do with a bit more sweetness. Finishes with yet more raw cinnamon powder and light malts. Very faint hops in the throat. Very nice beer overall.
Rasmus40 (13505) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is first and foremost loads of ginger with roasted malt also shining through. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. The finish is dry and bitter. The ginger is waaay overdone and that is never a good thing in a beer. 171010