Hanoi (361) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is dust, chestnut, sugar, a little burnt caramel, hazelnut. Taste is toffee, caramel, sugar, peppermint clove spices butter / chocolate in the finish. Mouthfeel is slick
It’s a surprisingly well spiced beer, the flaw is the underlying beer is a little bland and overly dry relative to the spices. As others have noted the label is beautiful.
jacobwennbom (352) - 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.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3/05. 330ml. Belgianshop. Beer bottle brown with minimal brown head. Malty sweet aroma. Nice sweet upfront with some alcohol harshness at the end. Not as good as bush noel.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark colour. Aroma of honey, hops, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet caramel flavour, more light bitterish finish.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red colour, good, creamy and lasting head. Delicate aroma with just some hints of caramel and malts. The flavour is sweet, with good traces of burnt sugar, chocolate, liquorice and cherry. The sweetness is well balanced by the bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.
OwainTurner (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belgium. Very nice indeed. Bell balanced and very tasty. A real festive treat
SkyCop32 (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one thanks to Oldrtybastrd. This pours a wonderful dark brown with the spice coming frm the glass. This tastes are from sweet to bitter, but the right amount at the right time. Good Christmas beer.
MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown glass with big white foam head. Wonderfull beer with a nice sweet touch. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, yeast and a bit of coffee. All very well balanced and with an enorm intensity. Great mouthfeel too!
Sureshpa (277) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Black cherry, forrestfruits, little booze Appearance: Brown, clear, red glow, off white head, full lace Taste: Chestnutroast, red & dark forrest fruits, dark cherry, light dry finish, little booze
Icedwarf (270) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig, caramel, chokolade, noten. Blijft lang hangen. Uitstekend bier, smaakt ook in de zomer.