jongo (82) - Stockholm, Sweden, - DEC 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Seethru black with reddish hue and big tan foam. Aroma is gingerbread that cinnamon, ginger and other spices. A light sniff of chocolate also comes thru. Taste is similar to the aroma except that ginger dominates especially with the hard artificial carbonation and gives a harsh ginger astringent ginger flavor. Little more then light body, sticky, lively and spicey on the tongue long strong gingery finish. Overall: plus:good christmasy aroma. Negative:astingency, thin feel and GINGER that dominates too much.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, tastes a bit like mince pie. Light fruit, dry spices, a bit thin though.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown with a thin off white head. Smell is very my type, cinnamon, spice, Jamaica cake and ginger. Flavour has some more Jamaica loaf or cake whatever it’s called, spicy finish, low carbonation. Would drink again, especially at xmas, I do love a xmas beer at xmas.
allmyvinyl (3959) - 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.
kermis (5605) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at La Capsule. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is pure Christmas pudding, nutmeg, raisin, cinnamon. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
VastActiv (3034) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l from local market. Originally rated 06122011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, sweetness, ginger and malts.
Lilja (1713) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mörk och skummig. Vattning, tunn och besk. En besvikelse från ett annars fantastiskt bryggeri.
Svesse (6231) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty spicy nose with ginger, liquorice, dark bread, ginger biscuits, brown sugar and a touch of chocolate. Malty, spicy taste with notes of ginger, liquorice, cocoa, black rye bread, lots of gingerbread and a certain spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Brings me back to mom’s gingerbread at Christmas (and makes me sound a bit like Proust...). Quite nice.
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Medium ruby red colour; Good carbonation; Off white head, little retention
Smell - Mince pies, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light citrus and dried fruit; Sweet aroma
Taste - Sweetness, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cherries, light citrus
Mouthfeel - Light body; Medium carbonation; Light dry & bitter finish
Drinkability - Very drinkable, light with good carbonation
Overall - Good beer, recommend it; Interesting and has nice festive feel; A little more body would be good; Well balanced
daje (2609) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, february 16th 2013. Dark mahogny brown body, small vanishing beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger and licorice. Taste reminds me of Pepsi Max with ginger and chocolate. I never had Pepsi max with ginger and chocolate, but you get the idea. Also some roasted malt showing up at the end, Sticky-sweet body, a bit unbalanced bitterness, fruity aftertaste with licorice.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of syrop and cloves. Large pale head fast disappearing. Clear dark black reddish color. Sourish spicy and bitter taste with some berries. Hops at the end.