LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite tasty. This beer was indeed spicy and sweet. Alcohol well masked, an enjoyable beer.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clean and balance brune. Lite mouthfeel some woody and bread notes with toasted almonds and raisins. Not near one of the best Belgian Christmas beers. Just average.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark red, amber color.Spices, licorice, toffee, sweetness, caramel in aroma, very rich. Little beige head. Licorice, chocolate, caramel, lasting sweet chocolate in aftertaste. Mild alcohol in aroma and flavor. Somehow short ending, still excellent brew!
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home.
Dark brown. Sweet and fruity aroma, yet well balanced. Long duration.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby with a lasting beige head. Great aroma, some banana notes, caramel, spices. Sweetish yet balanced flavour. Banana showing up again, with toffee, plums and spices. Little bit thinner than i was hoping for in body, but still a really tasty beer.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A flavorful, somewhat typical warming Belgian with a healthy dose of brown sugar (or so it feels). Tasty, but not morish in the vein of real top Belgians. Still, I enjoyed it and will be back for more.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on Christsmas day 2004. This one packs quite a punch with the warming alcohol coming through quite nicely. A great beer for the season. The flavor is definately on the malty side with medium spiciness.
Sammy (9552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Doug Shoemaker for an extra from your Esprit order. Easy drink, hard to believe its 8.5%. Foamy initial pour. Lots of malt and some sugar.
skbohler (3) - USA - JAN 16, 2005 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice brown amber with good lace. Citrus and spice mixed with malty palate. Spicy hop finish. Faiint notes of smoke and nuts and raisins. A bit weak on the mouth-feel in my opinion. Had it last year and remembered that I’m usually unimpressed with it compared to Corsendon’s standard pale and brown ales.
PorterPounder (6221) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. Pours a deep, dark copper color with a thin, but long lasting spritzy off-white head. Aroma has notes of peppermint and tea, but overall, not very aromatic. Flavor is somewhat muted, but not unpleasant, faint nuttiness, some raisins and dates and a bit of fruit cake. Mouthfeel is not as thick as I would like, smooth though and finishes strong, just nothing really jumping out at me as being "Christmassy".