Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber clear body with an offwhite small head. Very sweet malty aroma, alcoholic. Very sweet malty taste as well, fruity and alcoholic, but not booze-like. Ok, but not my favorite.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Dougís Christmas 05. Dark yellow with brown hints and lots of floaties, big bubbly white head. Lots of alcohol, whisky and sweetness in aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Lots of alcohol in taste but quite as strong as you would think. Taste was also quite harsh, but there was a nice sweetness with notes of fruit and citrus. Pretty good overall.
blankboy (6572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at íDecember at DougShoemakerís 2005í -- courtesy of ?. Pours a very bubbly dark amber with an average size foamy white head. The aroma is all sugary malt and alcohol and I found it too sweet. Flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit and alcohol is also overly sweet. I donít know, I either wasnít in the right mood or this beer just isnít for me but, I hate to say this word again, itís just too sweet.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 ml bottle from bevmo. Pours deep amber with a generous off-white head. Aroma is rich, fruity malts, with hints of molasses and a strong alcohol presence. Flavor features sweet fruity malts, figs with bread and an alcohol bite in the finish. Full body and creamy smooth carbonation. Qutie good.
SSSteve (3950) - - DEC 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
apples, caramel, dark fruit, toffee, brandy. hazy orange amber with a large orange head. strong alcohol and very warming. stupid corks.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Vintage 2004
Not at all as sweet as I thought it would be. Herbs and blonde raisins dominates the taste untill the alcohol content grabs you in the aftertaste. Belly warming.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a head that serves as a thin film across the beer. Aroma of sweet malt and a citrusy zest. Flavor is of candy, alcohol, and figs. Warming palate with a silk alcohol finish. This is good.
MPA (862) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head! After a good pour it settles and stays on as a thin layer of carbon frosting. Makes one think of decorated honningkager (honey cakes). Sweet malt and alcohol hits the nose with this one! Too much alcohol after my opinion. Also a little yeast. Flavour is caramel and alcohol - a veritable fitness workout: do you feel the burn?! Palate finishes quite nice. Overall a nice beer. I might wanna save the second bottle Iíve got, for a few years. It would probably go well with this one.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (250ml). Poured deep orange-amber with a decent foamy-creamy lasting head. Aroma of all sorts of candies and malt, spicy and even some evergreen resin - smells like Christmas! Taste is of licorice, ribbon candy, malt, tons of alcohol, scotch pine needles - really does remind me of Christmas as a kid. Mouthfeel very syrupy and sugary, long linger, starts candy-sweet and ends a bit bitter, long finish, very nice, glad it wasntí a big bottle!
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour, off white head. Some sweet aroma, flowers. Full body, some malts. Bitter finish. The 12% is not really clear. A good beer.