Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Poechenellekelder. Pours dark amber with a red hew and a full creamy white head. Nose and taste is sweet and vinous. Lots of dark fruits and some chocolate, yeast and caramel. Full bodied. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2008 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen: Pours copper/ruby with a small creamy head. Aroma is yeasty & spicy - a bit weak compared to taste. A bit overcarbonated. Soft & OK mouthfeel. Taste is dominated by spices - coriander/cinnamon. Light sweet, warm & pleasant!
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy to cloudy orange umber color. Big bubbled fluffy taupe head. Toffee and spices of nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice. Heavy spice flavors from the start. Toffee and fruit cake flavors unite. Rum sweetness. Somewhat burning in feel. Actually the feel itself is smooth and light, but the burn kicks in an roughs things up. Some nice flavors, but a bit rough in spots.
EHSRanders (1971) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with large frothy off-white fully diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Spicy flavor with notes of caramel. Warm alcohol finish.
Holdwine (1153) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet and woodsy on the nose and tongue, but not a piny note to be found. Spicy peper and fruit cake. More sweetness with a slight burnt aspect. Quite nice.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from 2007 served in a Duvel tulip. Dark garnet pour topped by a fluffy inch of off-white head. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar, red wine. Tastes of molasses, dark fruit, pepper. Nice carbonation, it left a slight sting on the tip of my tongue and combined with the alcohol to warm the throat. In my opinion it is much better than the ratings show.
blutt59 (6426) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye orange color with slight head aroma is sweet caramel and flowery flavor of dark fruits yeasty and a good spice finish
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Large and persistent rocky beige head atop cloudy dark brown body, very nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, raisin/plum, Belgian yeast, some alcohol astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, Belgian yeast, molasses, some vinous, light straw/earthy. Medium-full body, low carbonation, quite smooth.
daniele (7590) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrata buona schiuma persistente nota di caramello leggere spezie fresche note di luppolo nonostante il grado alcolico rimanne piuttosto rinfrescante
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2008 Total Score: 3.7
ambrata buona schiuma persistente note caramellate leggermente speziate un lieve sentore di agrumi
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty delicious strong Belgian. Nice raisin, rum, fig and cherry nose. Sweet and delicious taste with lots of dark fruits.
bierkoning (11953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malty, slightly spicy aroma. malty falvor with cardemom. Sweetish and spicy. Medium bodied, satisfyingly balanced, but not really interesting.