Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours dark amber with a medium beige head. Not really a rich smell though some raisins, malts and what I guess are fusel alcohol. Taste is strong and complex. A sweet and fruity taste. Palate is relatively thin though it is quiet drinkable. Overall a decent Christmas beer
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - MAR 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra stappata dopo oltre un anno dall’acquisto. Marrone con leggeri riflessi rossastri, schiuma beige cremosa ma quasi assente. Intenso aroma di spezie, al palato molto dolce, caramello, liquirizia. Carbonazione media, alcol molto in evidenza. Finale pieno e caldo. Una splendida bevuta per le fredde serate, da gustare a piccoli sorsi.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ntense and complex nose; esters, port, dried fruit and banana. Reasonably dry and malty with lightly bitter finish. Quite hard on the spices but i liked it. Gonna cellar for some years
brucebruce81 (317) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer was too much on the alcohol side and not enough on the flavor. It's profile was masked by how strong it was, overall not a big fan.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brianza_ale (185) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl teku. Pours an abundant tanned beige head, nice, creamy very dense; brown almost black colour, ruby reflexes. Smells important and wrapping: big anice aroma, spices, dried fruits, clove, vanilla, cinammon; a complex sweet spiced simphony. Tastes dried fruits, anice, sweet licorice, brown sugar, maple syrup; medium to high sweetness, moderate to medium "licorice-ish" bitterness. Medium to full body, soft/moderate carbonation, creamy texture. Quite drinkable for being 10.5, similar in some notes to the keizer blue, extremly complex. One of the absolute best xmas ales
SimplySike (1119) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with tan head.
Aroma spice, anise, licorice, caramel, brown sugar.
Taste anise sweets, spicy bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy, some carbo.
Erzengel (5363) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
*Old rating, best before 19.11.06. Intense dark fruity caramelly beer. Smooth and round for the 10.5%. Dark dried fruits, malty intense body, great!
climberbob (266) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip. Good thick foam on dark beer. Strong anise aroma and dominating flavor. Sweet caramel and dried fruit. Pairs well with Christmas pudding.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VDuquerroux (608) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear dark brown beer with mahogany hues ; medium off-white head with a medium retention ; average lacing. Spicy roasty aroma (licorice, star anise), burnt, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter. Full body, medium texture, average carbonation, sweet warming lasting finish. Overall, a delicious spicy christmas ale.
joe19612 (2107) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, strong malty aroma with some burnt sugar, taste is sweet at first then comes comes bitterness with a dry finish.