oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice beer also a very good after dinner beer. Very tastefull and full taste. Tasted it from bottle as well from draft
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red/brown with a fine baige head. Aroma of nuts, dust, brandy and alchohol. Flavor is extremly sweet, lots of sugar, brown sugar and a very warm alcohol finish. Looks and smells pretty good, but the flavor didnt appeal to me
janubio (564) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 75 cl. bottle. Pours a black reddish colour with a big creamy slightly brown head.
Smell of cinnamon, some toasted notes, fruits and brandy and a bit of chocolate.
Mouths is of liquor soaked cherries, cinnamon, caramel, liquorice with a touch of some hot spicy. Cake too. Thick mouthfeel, and, atfter all the sweetness, some warm bitter afterstate. A nice one, not the most complex.
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, with liqourice and malt with a little fizz in it. linger has little coffee burnt roast
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium light beige head; dark brown body with carbonation. Sweet aroma of licorice and burnt malts with sugary notes. Very harmonic. Fruity. Deep sweet harmonic taste of burnt licorice and syrup with light grain and fruit notes and a touch of spice. Light a light, sweet spicy stout. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Bitter spicy wood aftertaste. Some alcohol heat. Very nice, if not typically Belgian; more like a Belgian/Scottish mix. (0.33l bottle.)
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 A two year old aged one on tap at Kulimantor in Sept. Big notes of toffee and malt, very enjoyable. Page 190 of Michael Jackson’s only 381 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark Brown with a chunky, lasting off-white head. Liquorice in the aroma, developing notes of sweet fruit and alcohol. Taste is rich and warming: plenty of alcohol, cognac, Christmas pudding, plums, muscatels, treacle toffee, candied orange peel, English custard, coffee, tiramisu, Seville orange bitterness. My Ratebeer #1000, and a very wonderful Christmas Ale worthy of a Dickens novel.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with medium head. Sweet with lots of bitterness in the finnish. Caramell, toffee, chocolate in the flavour.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (Alc. 8.8%) Cloudy light brown (copper) color with a large good lacing ligth brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, mild coffe, milk chocolate, ( a bit like a very sweet irishcoofe with almost no whisky). Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light alcoholic. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy.
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish/brown colour with a longlasting off-white head. Vinous aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty caramel, toffee/chocolate flavor. Sweet warming finish with some spicy bitter aftertaste.