KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botle from BarleyWine.
Spicy, Christmas pudding flavours. Rich malt, some yeast. Pleasant, but not outstanding.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker. Aroma of caramel malt and a little mint. Pours a hazy dark brown with about a half finger of off-white head. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Caramel and mint with some roasty malt. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing I would seek out but I’ll enjoy this one.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hell of an unexpected gusher. Pours a hazy brown with a thin to medium sized off white head. Plums and fruit on the nose. Oxidization, old fruit, cleaning products and cinnamon. Medium bodied, more plum and cleaning chemicals. Tastes like old expired cough medicine with spices. Ugh. Finishes up with more burnt spices, old fruit and more unpleasantness.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, clove. Taste is sweet raw brown bread, raisins, light spice. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2009 Total Score: 4.4
Bottle courtesy of Greg Engert at Churchkey.
Chestnut/amber color with a large white head, long-lasting, with great lacing.
Subtle aroma of spice, maybe cinnamon and nutmeg.
Flavor begins with light mixed winter spice, then grass, then malt, then pumpernickel bread, and finishes with a faint bitter edge. Nicely complex.
My second favorite Christmas beer of the 2009 season so far, very nice indeed.
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted@DØE Århus syd meeting 2009. Pouring out of the bottle when opening. Good Christmas beer which is consistent in taste. Not as strong as you may think.
Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nose laden with tannin and yeast. Some dark fruits, but mainly astringent berries and old orange peels. Taste is off sweet tending towards sour. Probably supposed to remind one of currants...no dice. Thick body that ultimately lacks substance. Imported by the Sheltons: a euphemism for overpriced. Send it back!
fluffy (1048) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
to be fair, i have a feeling i got an old bottle. it had a bit of dust at a store that i doubt rotates its stock. aroma was musty and dirty with a faint grain. flavor was cardboard and wet paper with some black pepper way in the background. like i said, it comes from belgium, sat on a shelf, then sat here at the house for a while, so probably will need to try it again someday.
Cybercat (2771) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a somewhat hazy coppery amber with a substantial pale golden-tan head. Aroma has a strong fruity note with a firm tone of wintergreen and malty and caramel hints. Flavor has a malty core and a good wintergreen tone plus subtle fruity and caramel notes. It is not very sweet, though, which is fine by me. Texture is rough and lively around the edges, having body that is a little above average and a fair amount of fizz.
Benzai (5743) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 Bottle @ home. Hazy orange-brownish color, white head. Smell malts, some mint and something weird. Tastes about the same: malts and spices. Fizzy carbo, Low to medium body.
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicey very Christmas flavor. OK palate under par after taste. New flavor but nothing great