aenima (152) - Askim, - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nic rubbish color. Aroma of caramel and maybe a little belgian yeast. Taste of caramel, raisins and belgian yeast. A little burning alcohol in the finish. A belgium barley wine.
DwarfeD (461) - 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 (873) - 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 (624) - 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 (349) - 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 (1356) - 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 (553) - 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.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear deep reddish amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread with a bit of booze and underlying light spices. Flavor is similar with bread and booze throughout with growing spice through the beer.
Brewdork (145) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep caramel color with a fizzy whitish head that dissipates quickly. Caramel aroma with notes of dark fruit, clove and a bit of alcohol. Subtly sweet malty flavor with more hop character than I was expecting and a warming alcohol finish.
paulvanpelt (249) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Helder bruin bier. Sterk aroma van alcohol, gist. Moutig. Smaakt bitterzoet. Te alcoholisch, niet zo lekker.
20107589 (243) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appear red with a fine White head. Great medium sweet taste, super pearly palate with a long aftertaste