saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, malt, spices and caramel.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 8.8%. BB 2003, 4 years ago. Slightly earthy aroma. Dark brown colour. The flavour is also quite earthy, with some sweet malt and a hint of pepper. Finishes with a little rough bitterness. Too old for me.
madmitch76 (12977) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark brown beer. Riach and frothy ale. Malty tones, a little worcester sauce. Long very dry malt finish. Just a mild bitterness.
cgarvieuk (12765) - 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
yngwie (12514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2010 Bottle, at Esbjerg Beerfestival. It’s a clear, copper-colored beer with a small, beige head. Alcohol, malty sweetness, raisins in rum notes and dark caramel in the aroma. It’s full-bodied and warming in the mouth, with some dried fruits, but mostly sweet caramel. Warm, malty and slightly bitter finish. Not very much Christmas in this one, sort of like a Christmas edition of a strong euro-lager. Rating: 5-3-6-4-11-2.9. 091022
Bottle, thx to Peer. A clear, dark golden beer with a dense, beige head. Some alcohol on the nose, with grains and caramel, sugar and a fruity touch. Sticky on the palate, with caramel and grains, some bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Well, it’s not a bad one, but it’s not a good one either. Quite christmasy though, but I know of lots of other beers that are more beery. 101208
Theis (12483) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Re-rate: Draught (2003) at DTE - DØE-evening. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice, chokolate, redberries, fruits, light alcoholic, cherries, wine like after storing a couple of years...
Old rating: (7/4/5/3/14) Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Dark red/brown - white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, dried fruits, ryebread. Taste: Dark/dried fruits, chokolate, bitterness, sharp feeling, light alcoholic. Dry and weak finish.
harrisoni (12424) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Deep clear deep ruby and brown beer with thin white head. Some strong malty aroma. Some newspaper. In mouth some toastyness. Bit of fruit. It’s ok. Easy drinking. Just got a bit of paper to it. Nah.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, best before 06/12/06) Pours a clear mahogany body with a large frothy beige head and excellent cobweb lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, marzipan, and dark fruit. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, mild hops, and some dark fruit with a somewhat chalky and bitter finish.
TBone (11721) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, alc. 8,8 % (BB 05/2005)
Ruby brown color, nice brownish head. and lots of lace. Fruity aroma with raisins and plums, even a bit roasted. Starts with attacking hops then full to medium body gives plum sweetness. Then finishes with alcoholic kick. Aftertaste is warming and slightly bittersweet. Interesting and complex but a bit unbalanced.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red-brown body with minimal head. Aroma is cherry, slightly sweet. Taste is cherry coke-ish and unimpressive.