pintbypint (2836) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml brown bottle, corked. Best before 03/08/09, I think this bottle was intended to be consumed at Xmas ’08? Poured a dark amber/brown colour, fairly clear with a few suspended yeast particles. Beige head faded fast leaving only a thin ring around the sides of the glass. Powerful nose, lots of toffee, brown sugar, alcohol and a hint of vanilla. Flavour has a hint of dark fruit, toffeeish malt, brown sugar and chocolate. Cherry and chocolate in the finish. Low, but noticeable dash of bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth and dryness with an almost woody feel on the tounge. Full bodied, nice fine beaded carbonation, all around nice mouthfeel. This has aged well.
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pre 2008 vintage. Pours a very dark clear brown with huge white head. Aromas of earthy dark fruit and licorice. Flavors of flat cola, allspice, anise, leather and dark caramel. Interesting.
keith0718 (415) - Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Christmas seasonal. The herbs are not overwhelming but add a subtle touch to an already great beer.
Cassius (90) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ruikt en smaakt zeer zoet, haast naar drop. Mooie donkere kleur, haast zwart. Echt een kerstbiertje voor de koude dagen. Dat is wel meteen het nadeel. Het bier is vooral zoet en zwaar. Je zal hier niet scherper van worden...
574deadzone (1176) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage, 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a deep plum color with ruby highlights and orange edging, capped with a tall khaki head of foam that settles slowly to a ring and film, leaving a wall of tight foamy lace. Nose involves rum raisin cake, figs, cherries, lots of dark fruit, spicy esters, a light briny, vinegary quality, a hint of cardboard oxidation, some marshmallow, peaches, brown sugar, toast. Very sweet, somewhat bitter, lightly tart. Medium to full bodied, viscous and oily yet fairly actively carbed, with a long fruity sweet and tart warming alcoholic finish. Not terribly past its prime, but it’s just too sweet and unbalanced in general to be really enjoyable. Definitely a lot of interesting things going on, decadent and dessert-like, but just a bit over the top.
klm1 (386) - - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with almost no head. Aroma is malty, little liqueuric, with lot of spices. Flavour is the same, with spice-liqueuric notes. Malty-spicily-alcoholic aftertaste. Complex beer.
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Wow! This is fantastic seasonal strong belgian beer. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aromas with dried fruit, spices. Sweet flavors of brown sugar. I know what I’m buying next Crhistmas
nihtila (1473) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15.12.2014. Color of cola. Aroma is very sweet, intense anise, liquorice, spices. Taste has strong sweet liquorice, also anise is still there. This is good but sweetness and strangeish notes are too strong. Some taste of alcohol also in aftertaste.
Bule (1119) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle of 2013 bottling. Pours a black color with a lot of frothy head. Mildly sweet caramel and some licorice spice. The spice balances nicely.
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth and malty. Very high alc.
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Zekada (381) - 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