Rugamu (51) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza de navidad de bush, de color marrůn, con mucho aroma a alcohol y algo tostado que gana tras un rato reposando en su vaso, ya que al principio tiene mucho gas. Deliciosa en el paladar sabor a chocolate y caramelo, merece mucho la pena. Pierde muy rŠpido la espuma como detalle negativo
graziano85 (175) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Probably the best christmas beer I had.
Dark amber colour and thick creamy head. Smells alcohol, but sweet. Taste is alcoholic, spicy and caramel. A lot of sweetness, but not annoying. Full-bodied, very good balance. Very good.
puboflyons (1429) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the foil-wrapped 250 ml. bottle. This is a small bottle. The pour is a handsome looking darker reddish-amber with a modest head and great clarity. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee-like malts and very typical for a Belgian ale but I was hoping for a little more spice. The body is smooth and full. The taste is quite sweet up front with a roaring bitterness lining up at the end. Very nice Belgian Strong Ale but it did not remind me of a spicy Christmas ale.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweetened Belgian. Aroma of sweet malt, floral hops clove, some ginger and lots of booze. Thick consistency. A little head. Pours dark amber. Taste is sweet but theres some bitterness as well. Gets better after a few sips. Tap at Slows bbq.
MadRobin (998) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, dark rusty brown with pale khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, sweet roasted malt, cherries, yeast, spice and light floral hops.
Taste of cherries, raisins, caramel, yeast, spice and light floral hops.
Medium body and medium/low carbonation.
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dEnk (2635) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is alcoholic caramel malt, aka rocket fuel. Flavour is strong alcoholic rocketfuel, big malt and caramel. Like all others, too strong and alcoholic too little flavour.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, sugary malts, slightly chemical and grainy. Flavor is overly sweet and with loads of alcohol. Malt liquor style.
DeputyAndy (626) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Caponeís. Brown amber pour with no head. Aroma is a real nice caramel melding with a mild spiciness. Taste is really smooth and slightly nutty. Some malty breadiness gives it a substantial mouthfeel. Hides the alcohol really well.
odinstyr (457) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber -red with barely any head. Smells of caramel, honey, floral. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter and sour. Moderate belgian yeast flavors, caramel, herbs.
delabierman (4) - Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
high ABV light aroma, cloudy dark color with a light head very nice flavor medium body with a soft carbonation and geuine after taste.