YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very caramelly. In color, nose and flavor. Soft and smooth. Alcohol stays nicely behind.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice sweet and malty aroma. Appearance is clear dark amber coloured, dying head. Taste is very much like a Palm Speciale, so indeed much amber like. But definately more sweet and more malty than a Palm. Palate is bit bitter and alcoholic. Canít get much exited about this one; Itís just okay.
KŚstŚ (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with an off white medium creamy head. The aroma is sweet, malty and alcoholic. Sweet start with a light bitter finish. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. The alcohol is noticeable but never disturbing.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Suprisingly smooth for its 12%abv. Red amber in color, sweet spices adorne the aroma. The 8oz bottle left me unsatisfied and thirsting for more.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, cinnamony, spice aroma. Light copper orange with tall frothy, thick off-white head. Sticky, sweet, candyish flavour to start with a warming spiciness to finish. Overall smooth and well-balanced with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with a light tan lasting, almost foamy head. Floral, rose aroma along with a touch of spice. Nutty, malty flavors with a touch of light fruit. Thin oily feel. Alcohol comes out as it warms and is warming as well.
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Bronze coloured, medium head. Spicy and sirupy aroma. Strong malty and spicy taste. I was surprised to see it has 12% ABV, itís nicely hidden. Probably great aging material.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby-orange color, medium but longlasting head. Aroma of spices, malts and sweet bubblegum, like in the la trappe quadrupel, which this beer reminded me of. Good strong taste of sweet malts, spices. Alcohol is never overwhelming. Belly-warming finish.
HildigŲltur (5105) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine dark colour with a good head. It is powerful and strong (of course) but the alcohol is never overwhelming. There is notes of Christmas spices and some almond paste.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite powerfull and strong. You get pretty drunk. Warming and cosey. A little choccolate and coffee in the flavor.