Boutip (5842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a huge foamy head with a light brown head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some dry fruits notes. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with noticeable trace of candi sugar and some dry fruits notes such as figs and plums. Body is slightly thin for the style with great carbonation and some light alcoholic phenols. Not the best Christmas Belgian style ale I have tasted but pretty good nonetheless.
djmartelo (3) - Fatima, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not a beer that i would buy again... it lack character and it doesn’t taste that good to compensate... but not that bad iether... wouldn’t ask for it in any place unless it i haven’t much choice
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Sweet, malty aroma. Vinous flavour, sweet and hot with malt and plums. Good.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Redbrown with a fine head. Aroma of roasted malt and burned bread with a sweet-bitter flavour of cherry and dried fruits.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-03-08. Crisp brown body with a nice beige head. (4+) Aroma of sweet malt below toasty dusty malt, mocha notes leaning towards coffee grounds at times, burnt sugars. Sweet flavour has a number of familiar flavours that have trouble picking out as individuals. Malt, sugars, something close to but not exactly chocolate covered coffee beans. Light toasty malt. (7+) Average to medium palate. (3+) Pretty good, though a bit of a puzzler.
Bottle from Delhaize, last minute sampling session at my hostel, Brussels
Brix (652) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 2008-03-16. Pours semi clear, brown with beige head. Aroma: very sweet raisins - nuttin’ else! Flavours: A mix of raisins, coffee, cocoa, spices and medicine. Kinda weird! Not very well balanced! Drinkable though.
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet plum, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel aroma - very nice. Dark reddish brown with small head. Sweet plum and spice flavor up front with a strong alcohol finish - finishes a bit rough.
Finn (6270) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33l. Dark brown/mahogany colored. A huge creamy head. Lot of filigrees. Aroma of spice and fruit. Rounded impression but spicy all the way. Some sweetness. A good Christmas beer.
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown color, dense head. Aroma: Vinous, chocolate, rosted malt, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol. Complex. Palate: Dark fruits, caramel, rosted, brown sugar, alcohol, bitter finish. Complex. Very good beer.
MoritzF (9359) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle, 8.8% abv) Clear, mahogany colour with a medium-sized, light-beige foamy head with lace. Slightly dusty and sweet toast-malty nose with notes of prunes, accompanied by a metallic and slightly acidic tang. Sweet flavour, full bodied, soft on carbon. Toasty malty, slightly fruity taste with light notes of caramel; sweet and malt-accented, moderately toasted and slightly fruity finish with spicy accents and a quite low level of hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is well-embedded. Just okay.