kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big beer, love the x-mas offerings and this one didnít disapoint! A bit pricey at $21, yet tasty and would enjoy again.
blackisle (1528) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber brown, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, caramel, licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, alcohol; taste is light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, toffee, alcohol, nutty and spicy notes, with long duration, sweetbitter finish, alcohol, spicy notes; full-bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation; strong but balanced, a fine winter warmer.
Gurthnar (4099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Drinkshop. Clear deep brown colour. Quite well balanced, with the hops and malt being equal. Hops contribute mostly bitterness to balance the heavy malty body, but also light grassy flavour. Alcohol is lightly to moderately present, mostly towards the finish. The hoppiness gives this beer a fresh crisp feeling that is not often found with strong Belgian ales. It also reinforces the fruitiness. Excellent beer, I am only lightly annoyed by the alcohol.
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Nose of caramel, huge alc fumes, ripe dark fruit, a touch tangy on the sinuses with alc and spice. Deep reddish-brown color, Ripe tingling dark fruit, alc. Is a bit hard to take, candi sugar. Finish is sweet, fruity, and warming. Good. But kind of a scorcher for the palate and the stomach.
beermaris (211) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colour. Transparent. Mild sour aroma. A bit sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.
jsporrer (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from HO1K. Pours a deep caramel brown with medium off white head of foam. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, toffee and a hint of some spices. Very smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not bad but not great. Enjoyable but not my favorite.
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of cherry cream soda, sherry, booze, caramel, spice. Clear bronze with a mostly lasting, puffy off-white head. Somewhat sweet, nicely balanced, some spice, some fruit. Medium bodied.
janubio (593) - SPAIN - JAN 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Red brown colour, with small head that fades soon, good lace. Smell of pepper, cloves, cinnamon, aniseed, dark fruits. Medium to full body, with a rich, creamy and thick body. Taste is similar to the smell, chocolate, dark fruits, cinnamon, cloves, aniseed. Simply great.
JuanFlk80 (24) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bebida en botella de 33cl, en cervecerŪa Kraken Oviedo, cerveza de estilo navideŮo con un sabor y olor excelente
kajser27 (873) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkish brown colored, clear, small beige head, not very lasting. Aroma is sweet caramel, brewing sugar, dark fruits, some roasted notes, spice and a touch of alcohol. Taste is very- sweet caramel and brewing sugar, some chocolate, dark fruits and some spice, noticeable alcohol and warmth, fruity finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. A tad too sweet and boozy.
belgis (341) - - JAN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear fruity dried raisin aroma. Very clear beer. Almost no foam ruby redish. Boozy taste aggressive. Not so clear in aftertaste.