chrisv10 (9421) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red brown body with beige head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sugar and spices.
madsberg (9335) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Clear ruby red coloured. Off white lasting head. Malty aroma with yeasty notes. Malt, liquorice, hops, herbs and alcahol in the flavour. Has a heavy bitterness in the end. Quite nice x-mas beer.
gunnfryd (9332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Esbjerg beerfestival. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits. Full body. Ordinary beer.
imdownthepub (9164) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml, aged 4.5 yrs from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Dark brown with off white head. Rich, fruity beer, christmas pudding, raisins on a dark malty body. Good settling down beer, some alcohol but not overly so. Smooth and soothing. Decent.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1. Bottle at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001
Mid brown coloured and strong in alcohol with a honey sweet flavour. Smooth on the palate.
2. On Tap at the Borough Arms, Crewe 17/04/2005
Mid brown coloured and strong in alcohol. Spicy and fruity cherry aromas. Warming slightly dry malt finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark clear brown ale with a thick receeding moka head. In aroma, a good caramel and molasses, with treacle notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt, buttery, toffee, sweet and cloying. Medium bodied. Tasted Nov. 2008. Bieropholie import.
Rasmus40 (8885) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is rather sweet and bitter. The finish has a sharp and unpleasant bitterness - almost astringent. 121209
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown colour, nice head, roasty caramel aroma, sweet, full-bodied, spicy aftertaste
rlgk (8455) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Rerate, bottle stored for one year. Dark amber with a nice lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, juniper berries, some fruit, x-mas spices, some toffee and figs. Flavor from figs, some pine, malty and with some alcohol, toffee and vanilla. Quite mild pleasant malty finish.
(Old rating: 6/4/6/3/13)
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep mahogany ale with interesting, ink-blot lacework. The nose is of dark raisins, overripe apple, tawny port, grapefruit rind and alcohol.
The flavor is of maple syrup, chocolate- covered cherries, caramel, red wine and alcohol. Odd hop profile. Just a touch on the strange side. I like strange. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a lengthy, bitter finish. Thanks to jbrus for the bottle!