Gerbeer (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with medium head of big bubbles that dissipates quickly. Aromas of brown sugar, malts, and golden raisins. Alcohol taste very present and distracting. Bitter for a winter beer. Flavors of toasted malts, raisins/dates, and hops.
DuffLover (82) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good Belgian beer to get me in the Christmas spirit. Light but not bland, very drinkable, almost easy drinking. Complex malty flavors with a hint of breadiness and spice. I am looking forward to finishing this and opening another.
RexTalionis (1986) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 08/2014. Pours dark amber in color with creamy whitish head. Dark sweet bready malty notes, dadel fruityness and almond liqour in aroma. Sweet brown sugary notes, boozyness and fruity apples notes in taste. Fresh but quite heavy somehow. Sweet and boozy in aftertaste.
Lukaduke (1473) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper color with two fingers of tight bubbled eggshell foam. The nose is subtle but round with sweet toasted caramel malt, touch of apple and warm spice. The palate is big and round with a huge toffee burnt sugar profile that is heightened by some yeasty esters,cola, pine, alcohol heat and a touch of grassy bitterness on the lingering finish.
racaille (12) - - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vraiment surpris. Superbe bière. J'aime pas trop la Bush ordinaire. Mais celle ci est vraiment bonne.
DwarfeD (465) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark amber/brown with a small white head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with spicy bitter notes. Dark fruits, spices, caramel, brown sugar and warming alcohol. A decent winter beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12% bottle from Ohtsuki Saketen, 2009 vintage. An opaque brown pour with minimal head. The aroma is potent, boozy, fruits, slightly musty. The taste is musty, sweet, caramel, figs, plums with some burn as it goes down my throat. Iíd like to try a fresher bottle to see if that is also musty or not but pretty good. As you sip it other flavors kept being revealed, surprisingly complex. Definitely worth trying out. As it warms up the musty flavors fade away and caramel & spice come to the fore.
Lore (632) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark amber colour, moderate off-white head, which disappears quickly; aroma of malty sweetness with some fruitness and spicyness;taste is dominated by maltyness/candy sugar with some minimal fruittyness and intensive alcohol; less complex than the premium version, but, anyway, really good belgian strong ale
rdixon77 (356) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite Christmas beers when I can get it. Orange copper colored. Brown sugar and spices in the nose. Christmas dark fruits - dates, raisins. Taste has lots of spices, dark fruit, port wine, bread, yeast. Nice and complex mouthfeel, fairly heavy.
MaartenRF10 (1359) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown, small brown head. Strong tasting beer with quite some alcohol, port notes, overripe fruit and Christmas spices. Sweet. Good full body and nice carbo.
Fritz123 (561) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coffee District in Delray Beach. Snifter. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with thick two finger white head. Aroma of fruit, booze, metals, and bread. Taste is really lacking depth. You get very little fruit, light sugars, bread, light spice and caramel. Not well balanced. Boozy. Medium carbonation. Meh.