DraftDodger (514) - - FEB 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copenhagen 20/11 2014. 63 cl bottle from Netto. Pours reddish brown with yellowish head. Subsides slowly. Aroma is distinct and malty with some overripe fruit, caramel and alcohol. Quite soft carbonation. Taste follows the nose. Dark and rich with very distinct notes of alcohol. It's not a thirst quencher.
teddybeer (2808) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2010. Brown color with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, ripe red fruits and spices. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beggining, ripe fruit, spiced notes mainly anise and coriander, alcohol hidden by candy notes. Slightly bitterness in the final with yeasty and caramelish notes.
ochniczek (170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
63cl bottle. deep dark red colour, slightly hazy. very rich whitehead. little lacing. aroma of caramel, dried fruit and some spice - quite pleasant. taste of rum, strong alcoholic, trufles and praline accents. low bitterness. high carbonation
Lukasmh (610) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2013. Pours cloudy dark amber with creamy tan head. Aroma is toasty malts, dried fruits, molasses. Taste is sweet toffee with some chocolate and dry slight bitter finish. Creamy medium body with some soft carbonation.
gorkogrlo (233) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.63 l, bottled: 2014. Dark red color. Medium head. In nose cherry, rum, dust. Very strong smell, something liquor/prosecco like. In flavor again rum, dust, dark fruits, alcohol. Complex. Sweet. Probably medium body. Overall: good beer, but maybe too much spices. Too alcoholic off flavors also.
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big brown head. Clear brown body with light carbonation. Deep fruity
spicy caramelly aroma with earthy chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet roasty
earthy dried fruit taste with bread dough and spice notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Dryish roasty chocolatey
spicy aftertaste with earthy notes. The aroma and initial flavour of
this one are just excellent, and the mouthfeel is great. In the
aftertaste the earth and chocolate join together and dominate in a way
I don’t really like, but this is very, very close to being a fantastic
beer. Maybe if I drank it colder (as the brewer probably intended) it
really would be fantastic. Anyway, nice to see Carlsberg doing what
everyone knows they can do when they want to. (0.75l bottle, from
llkc (761) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
duft: malt. karamel. lidt blommer.
smag: malt. lidt halm. karamel. appelsin
StoutHead (864) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 bottle. Pours cloudy red with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma of malt, spices and berries. Taste is of malt, caramel, spices, ripe dark fruits, bread and marzipan. Sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Full-ish body and average carbonation. Seems quite complex - and very much like a Belgian ale too, but is IMO a bit too spicy.
martin00sr (1624) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark red Brown. Stable, offwhite head. Malty aroma with some caramel and alcohol. Flavour has a rather complex spicyness, caramel, fruityness and warming alcohol. Full, creamy mouthfeel.
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - 2014 vintage. Beautiful red brown color, off-white head. Quite spicy, malty and christmasy aroma with some alcohol pressence as well. Spicy, malty and slightly alcoholic taste as well but with clear notes of Christmas Herbs and spices. Not bad for a Carlsberg.