trapez (1561) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bootle. Aroma of malt, cherries and nuts. Clear deep redbrown colour with huge beige head. Sweet flavour of cherries, caramelt, malt and some hops. Bitter finish.
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
ghawener (1549) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RateBeerians Tasting, thanks to rcasta. Bottle: Nice marriage between a dopple bock and a belgian ale. Fruity and heart warming.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper brown coloured beer. Some sweetness andraisin taste. Less than average hops. Some hints of prunes.
blackisle (1516) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear amber brown color, good frothy beige head, dissipates after a while, good lacing; aroma sweet malty, roasted, caramel, dough, dried dark fruits, spicy notes; taste heavy sweet, caramel; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; finish malty sweet, spicy notes, alcohol, in the aftertaste more and more roasted bitterness.
dnicolaescu (1516) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. The aroma starts with loads of sticky caramel, pure sugar lollipop, cotton candy. The flavour is also mostly burned sugar, with hints of warming alcohol and spicy hops. Behind these, you can pick up some lageresque sulphury notes. As it warms up the sulphur is replaced by fruit - overripe apricot. The body is solid. The finish is spicy bitter. Quite nice.
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
30ml bottle. Bought in September so possibly a leftover from the previous year. Dark amber with plenty of head. Musty alcohol and caramel aroma. Mouthfeel is medium verging on thin at times. Syrupy caramel and dark berries with a little heat in the finish. Not very complex or Christmassy in my opinion.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty/roasted with yeast and a dash of spices. Beer pours a very attractive ruby with a big off white head that is fully retained. There is some lacing. Flavor is initally malty. The finish is bitter/dry with a dash of spice. This is tasty beer. The Father of all Christmas Ales.
sdmmb (1446) - USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Strong dark slightly sweet ale.
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tlind2 (1434) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Deep copper color, off-white head. Slightly spicy aroma with herbal notes. Strong resiny flavor with alcohol. Lingering, bitter-sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Improved with a bit of warmth.