gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget" in July (yes, July) of 2005.
A very nice dark brown Christmas ale, felt a bit strange in the middle of summer, but could still feel that it would suit well at winter. A bit alcoholic in the scent and taste, but the spices balance it fairly well. Warming.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured with a small off white head. Very malty aroma, caramel, spicy some dark fruits, raisins. Full body, creamy, Finish is little bitter with some sweet-caramel notes, and some light alcoholic touches. Very nice.
stouby (4428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at home.
Dark brown with a large light brown head, mostly diminishing, excellent lacings. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (coffee, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit) and moderate hoppy. Flavor moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter. Medium to full body, creamy, soft carbonated. The alcohol is moderate to heavy.
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 33cl. Clear red/brown pour. Caramely, cofee flavor. I didn’t enjoy this very much.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle from beers of europe] aroma is of dundee cake, port, raisin, spicey. full body, finish is sweet and dry.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown, with small off-white head.
Distinct, smooth mocha aroma of fresh, dark roasted coffee and chocolate, with something like slightly sourish port in the background.
Sweet malts and dark fruit dominate flavor, with a slightly hoppy alcoholic finish.
Smooth. Very light carbonation. Yummy.
mabjork (690) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a minor white head. Aroma of mocha. Tha flavour is sweet with a scent of roasted coffee.
oh6gdx (25221) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (8.8%). Dark amber colour with small beigeish head. Aroma of alcohol caramel and some malts. Also some plummy hints. Flavour is plummy sweet with some sour hints. Plummy aftertaste. Hides alcohol well, palate is a bit sticky, but still pleasant.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. Very good appearence. Dark brown with red hints. Beautiful beige head that leaves a nice lace. Aroma is roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavour is very strong, specially the alcohol notes. This one is a very robust beer but it lacks a little of complexity.