gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt!
Batch 291, BB 17-10-11, sampled on December 15, 2010
Clear deep red color, smallish light brown head. First scent is mainly spicy. Then one (me) finds citrus, clove, cocoa, ginger, also sweet. A bit flat, dryish, cocoa, flor, apple taste. Dry cocoa powder aftertaste. Medium, low co2 mouthfeel, sort of smooth. Some alcohol bite/warming feeling. Medium bitterness.
Camons (9379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, notes of chocolate, lots of spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is is sweet and dominanted by the spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Thin body, soft carbonation. Sweet and overly spiced christmas beer. 010112
Fin (9213) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Jan, many thanks Jan! shared with my dad 05.11.10 Pours quite a dark brown colour with light beige head that is creamy textured. Incredibly spicy nose, nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, it’s all there along with some fine dark cocoa, quite stunning aroma. Cocoa powder in the mouth, dry finish, the taste is good, its chocolaty, malty and spicy but as fine as it is never quite reaches the high bar that the aroma set. A9 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.9
allmyvinyl (8806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours dark brown, thin creamy head. Spicy aromas, raisins, gingerbread. Taste is similar, but a little thin.
olio (8783) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark ruby red colour with medium head. Strong aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom and some ginger. Some light malts, mild hoppy fruits and grass also. Flavour of spices, light caramel malts, grass, some vegetables and nuts. Strong CO2, medium-bodied, maybe a bit too thin.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned gravity dispense Wig & Pen Northampton. a dark mahogany coloured beer with an off-white head. Proper Christmas spicing in this. Lots of cinnamon and clove. More restrained in the mouth but still plenty of spice. Ends quite boozy. Lacking roasty malts that you’d expect from a stout, but certainly seasonal,
Skinnyviking (8505) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Low fluffy light brown head. Hazy dark brown body. Spicy peppery cinnamon aroma and flavor that is pretty sweet. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks good, dark brown, almost black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy spicy, cinnamon. Flavor is even more spicý, too much, like soap. Not good.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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 I’ve had a Dog so I’m 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.
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 29.09.2012
Spicy aroma with gingerbread, cinnamon and hints of metal. Flavour has cinnamon, gingerbread and hints of ashes. Too spicy aftertaste and a bit watery palate.