Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and very malty, which gives it notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with quite a lot of alcohol and malt as well as a touch of whiskey.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a moderate creamy off-white head. Complex nose of Christmas fruit cake dominated by cherries and nuts, caramel, clove, and other spices. Flavor of breadiness, fruit, and caramel with a chewy and alcoholic finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper body with small beige head. Aroma is strongly spiced (ginger, cinnamon, clove). Taste is spiced (ginger, clove, light orange peel), finishing with pine/grapefruit. Light alcohol warming. Medium body. The mix of spices evokes Christmas.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
clear dark brown, wispy tan aroma that can be stirred up but quickly fades away, sweat sock aroma, thin body, slightly sweet light caramel flavor, strange sourness leads to a bitter finish,
Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 6/20
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive pour. Strong caramel malt aroma. Slightly hazy reddish amber color. Frothy beige head that might lace, if it ever starts to collapse. Starts with sweet malt, accompanied by stone fruit and hop. This is more about malt than hop, and that’s probably appropriate for this style. It stays the lighter side of sticky, and it disquises the alcohol very well. The finish tends toward well balanced, and a very pleasant bitter (along with a bit of sweet fruit) remains in the mouth. Good one.
Ratman197 (8516) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark copper with a minimal lingering amber head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt, dark fruit, light smoke and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, dates, spice and a hint of smoke with a smooth malty finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish / amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Lots of suspended floaters. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, nutty, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Alcohol content well hidden.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Light brown beer with a thick tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel, brown sugar with some spicy hops. There are warm baking spices near the end of a long bitter finish.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark murky burgundy color. Strong brown sugar, alcohol and cinnamon aroma with a sweet maple, peanut and scotch flavor. Bitter finish, overall very nice.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Diacetyl apples and caramel cherries repulse most, save for those with a fat tooth.
Yeasty bitterness and miscellaneous fruit thankfully are left alone by the looming butter monster. It’s only a question of time though I’m sure. Body is light and boring, and does not nurture nor does it encourage quaffing.
Too much butter is bad for the heart.