DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 1. On Tap at TAP 1, Copenhagen 08/05/2010
Fruit and some roast aromas. Small beige head. Black and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Spicy and dry coffee roast finish.
2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s, Kensal Rise 05/08/2010
Fruity aroma. Dark coloured very smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a crisp and bitter coffee and chocolate roast finish.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Roast, chocolate, sweetness and coffee in the aroma. Flavour as well has roast, chcolate and coffee. Some liqourice, spice and herbs notable. Meium to full bodied. Sweetish roasty and spiced bitterness in the end.
gnoff (8119) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 First rating
At Copenhagen Beerfestival, on May 8, 2010
Black color with red streaks, brown to yellow color, light brown head. Dry, smoke, chocolate scent, tad bit acidic. Oaky, vanilla, fudge ice-cream, caramel, dry taste. Caramel aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel.
50 cl bottle from EuroSpar Læsøgade Frederikshavn. Marked 7.5% ABV. BB date could possibly be 4.11.13? Was on sale for 30 DKR. Bought fairly recently. Sampled on December 29, 2013.
Black color, light brown medium sized head. Sweet, caramel, nutty, chocolate scent. Also a bit to the vinous or evident alcohol side, mixed with berries and some spice. Cocoa, red currants (slight bit), chocolate, grainy taste. Grainy, light bitter, cocoa aftertaste. Hints of some darker ripe fruits too. Warming alcohol. Sort of to the thin side mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Decently aged, though perhaps should’ve been a tad fresher. Happy I picked up the bottle. Nice for the dark and cold season.
Scent is close to an 8 but mouthfeel is close to a 2, so leaving original scores.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roaster malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, sweet caramel, pepper, nutty, cardemom and cinnamon.
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at esbjerg beerfestival. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, coffee, caramel, bourbon. flavour is roasted, smoked, vanilla, coffee, caramel, cinnemon, bourbon. Full bodied nice beer.
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Esbjerg Beerfestival. It pours a next to black body, only a reddish hue lightens it up. A tan head leaves curtains in the glass. Some bourbon-like (or some other booze) notes on the nose, heavily roasted and with good coffee aroma. The flavor has some coconut and vanilla, but only in the background. Sweet, heavily roasted with coffee. Full-bodied, smooth and warming in the mouth. Roasted, bourbon-ish finish. Quite lovely, maybe a bit one-dimensional, and not my idea of a Christmas beer, but I enjoyed it very much. 091023
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Danish Regional Beer Festival, Esbjerg, Denmark.
Clear dark black color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, cinnamon, star anis, light caramel. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours a dark brown/black beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is spicey. The flavor is cardemomme and cinnamon. The palate is a little bitter and spicey. Overall just below average.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster af DØE Beerfestival, Esbjerg, DK.
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of coffee and malt. Flavor is roasted barley with some nuts and dryness
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s pitch black with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffeee, vanilla and little different Christmas spice, but not in a dominating way. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, the cinnamon is almost not there, but it’s dryness gives it away. I also find other Christmans spices, and I think this is a “Christmassy” beer in the right way, harmonic and nice without a the entire self of spices dropped into the brew.