Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Julebrygfestival. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, coffee, caramel, dark dried fruit and roasted malt.
jesperhammer (2892) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20-NOV-2010, tap @Ekstra Bladets Juleølssmagning.
Brown, beige head.
Roasted with a lot of coffee.
Quite spicey, dry and long roasted taste.
Fantastic X-mas brew. This is how I like them. No need to make them all sweet.
Plovmand (6488) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a creamy tan head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, light spices and hard roasted malt. Mainly coffee and hard raosted malt in the flavour with some spicey notes and caramel. Very nice.
Rune (8060) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, 7.5% ABV, thanks to Skinnyviking. Oily pour revealing a completely dark body under a dense, two finger, beige-brown head. Dark roasted malts to the nose. Flavoured with roasted malts and Christmas spices like cinnamon. A nice malt-accented Yuletide brew (hotel room, Copenhagen 06.11.2010).
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. This one just looks gorgeous: big beige head, deep brown body. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate with hints of spices and peat. Taste follows suit, with some smokey tones and spices countered by a fruity layer of almost aerial, fluffy hops. Palate is full-bodied. This is a solid Christmas brew, just the way I like ’em - dry and balanced, yet spicy. Very nice.
Jaksmart (411) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, small brown head. Aroma has lots of cofee, roast and chocolate along with sugar and dark fruits. The coffee and chocolate are particularily prominent and entirely enjoyable. Taste is alike with lots of coffee and chocolate. Also some lovely spices and a nice sweetness to balance the bitter coffee.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ØlKonsortiet Christmas tasting The aroma has coffee, cocoa, chocolate, a hint of smoke, a bit of hops, some spices and brown cookies. Taste has coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, malty sweetness, caramel. Very good. Simple but very pleasant.
anders37 (16702) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
trapez (1514) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of malt, coffee and nuts. Dark brown colour with light brown head. Bittersweet flavour with malt, coffee, chocolate and spices, Soft mothfeel. Very intense.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Good roasted and slightly fruity aroma. Very dark brown colour, seems clear, red shine. Big unstable brown head. The flavour is roasted and slightly sweet. There is some vanilla and spicy, vinous notes, almost tastes barrelled.
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2009 Total Score: 4.1
Draught at EsBF09. Good cinnamon aroma, along with a mild and creamy roasted note. Black colour, seems a little cloudy. The flavour starts off with a distinct cinnamon note. Turns a bit creamy and quite roasted. Hard roasted malts. Has a subtle vanilla note which is very good in combination with the cinnamon.