VDuquerroux (502) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 25cL. Home. A clear brown beer with a big off-white head ; good retention. Citrusy aroma, limonade, herbs, alcohol.Light to medium sweet, light bitter, sour note, a bit dry. Average body, light silky texture, sticky, ephemeral sweet finish. Overall, where is Christmas spirit ? A bit lost.
Oscbert (1085) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Older bottle. Somewhat stale aroma, papery. Staleness goes away with time. Bready malt with caramel, prune, dark cherry and plenty of spicy notes
~Pours amberish brown color with lasting fluffy brownish head.
~Sweet yet refreshing fruity prune/raisin flavor with bread and light spiciness. Very well balanced.
~Medium light bodied with medium high CO2, soft bubbles, smooth and creamy, Bready sweet finish and a spice that lingers.
~My first impression wasn’t great, but as it aired out this turned out to be pretty excellent. I think I would like it even better with out the lingering spicy bitterness. Complex enough to be interesting and very easy to drink.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brown with small head. strong carbonation. sweet and malty with dark fruit, bread and spice. pretty complex.
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not what i was expecting. Hoping for something a little heavier. Super sweet. Light bodied.
veceo (707) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color, average sized off white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, malts, dark fruits, spices and figs. Medium body, average carbonation. Tasty and not overly sweet. Very nice.
HammerTroll (681) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Nice looking dark brown color, small off-white head. Lots and lots of caramel, some brown sugar, berries. Taste is more sugary, raisins and caramel. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, a bit creamy. Good one.
Ulysse (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like German black bread. Pumpernickel if I’m not mistaken. Definitely lots of spices. Alcohol quite noticeable.
florent.janssens (183) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bière qui à le mérite d’avoir un goût particulier avec une épice non identifié. Malt présent.
Rob_D_UK (1134) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Nice malty aroma with a hint of alcohol. Really smooth mouth feel with an even bitterness.
Bamsen78 (3705) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Piurs cloudy coffee brown with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, fruit and yeast, with notes of cinnamon and hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and fruit, with estery hints and bitter notes of hops. Touches of spice. Warming alcohol presence. Bitter aftertastebwith sweetish notes. Decent, indeed.