txitxi40230 (59) - - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, belle couleur, sans mousse, goŻt trŤs prononcer de caramel/ anis /Rťglisse, trescbien proportionnťes.. excellentes biŤres de noŽl....
sinte (295) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown body with a huge, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Complex aroma: moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel, slightly roasted) character with notes of red fruits(cherries), raisins, alcohol realated spices and light licorice; liquor sensation is also felt.
Intense sweet flavour with moderate bitter character more evident in the finish.
Full body with velvety texture; soft carbonation.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of spicy red fruit and liquorice. Full body, flavour is quite alcoholic, sweet fruit with some bitterness which lingers.
nimsk (8) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark red/brown colour; light off-white head; sweet coffee/chocolate aroma; rich and warm flavour with chocolate, licorice, spices and more; warm, alcoholic aftertaste. I absolutely loved this one!
Creyhfus (4) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heerlijk christmas bier, mooie kleur, zoet, een bekende smaak naar trekdrop, als je daar van houd is dit jou bier
RW80 (266) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle (shared)
Appearance: Dark red brown color with medium beige head
Aroma:Chocolate,dried fruits, caramel, alcohol
Taste: Huge Liquorice, Spices (Anise), caramel and a bit of alcohol. Quite like Cough Syrup. Dry Finish.
Syrupy texture,High carbonation, medium body
Cuso (3638) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from my 2nd Secret Euro Santa box, many thanks. Dark red brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, banana, syrup, candy, alcohol. Candy, licorice, grapes, licorice, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and other Christmas attributes. Alcohol is strongly recognizable. well, I know, this is Christmas beer, but I didnít like it so much.
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botled. A hazy brown beer with a large tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, notes of caramel, belgian yeast and dried fruits. Flavor is malty, spicy, notes of caramel and licorice but with a very dry finish. High carbonation and medium body
zizzybalubba (1301) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market (to replace an earlier review that was not under the best circumstances). Muddy light brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar and dark fruit with occasional nutmeg and allspice. The taste is certainly on the sweet side of the flavor spectrum with heavy amounts of brown sugar, light chocolate, figs, anise, and sweet raisin. Moderate alcohol warming. This is without question a sipping beer but your patience is rewarded. Recommended.
DCLawyer (1294) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->taster at Dominion W&B. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Dark fruit, caramel, holiday spices, licorice. Sweet, but not too sweet. Great beer.