saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Comes as Goose Island Christmas Ale 2009. 7%. Pours dark amber reddish with a small creamy head and lacings. Aroma us vaguely roasted with notes of roast, dough, pudding, caramel and fresh hops. Quite vinous and matured malty. Inviting. Taste is bread, nuts, caramel, a bit of butter and hops. Smooth palate. Fine
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle, 7%. Vinous aroma at first, later just nicely malty. Clear chestnut colour. OK tan head. The flavour has a lot of caramel malt, a hint of spice. Tastes stronger than 7% to me. Well-balanced, though.
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (7% - 2009) at Sune’s. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Nutty, vineous, berries, high malty, nice hoppy, fruity, roasted, caramel, marmelade, syrup. OK-Nice.
yngwie (13209) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. 2009 vintage. It’s a clear, dark golden colored beer, the head is small and beige. Toffee, alcohol notes, dried fruits and a pleasant hoppyness in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, with a pleasant bitterness bringing balance. Sweet and bitter finish, full body. A nice and tasteful beer well suited for the Holiday season. 101015
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper brown color, small creamy beige head. Milk chocolaty and toasted aroma. Grassy, malty, a bit roasted flavor - very bock like, not an old ale type.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of molasses, coffee, and roasted malt. Bitter finish. Flavor of roasted coffee, spices, and a hint of smoke.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear garnet body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is light sweet, not much else. Taste is smoke, mild fruity sweet, some spice. Minimal finish. Light body.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
2009 version. Pours clear amber with a small, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has fruity hops, coriander, cloves, yeast. Highish, prickly carbonation, fine dryish mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, coriander, lots of cloves, caramel. Good dryness with a relatively long aftertaste. Some anise in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-caramel/some chocolate, dark fruit, some citrus hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/some chocolate, dark fruit, some citrus hops. OK carbonation. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing.