biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured an ultra dark ruby color almost as dark as cola with a thin white head...Aroma was strongly of sweet malts...Flavor was very sweetly malted with notes of dark fruits, raisins and plums...a nice Christmas beer
BitchPls (587) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, beige head. Spicy aroma, sweet bread, anis and salty liquorice (salmiakki). Flat carbonation. Sweet. Same kind of taste as the aroma with less salmiakki. A bit weird in my opinion.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Belgian Christmas ale with light beige, creamy head, thinnish and slowly receding, over a deep wine-red to bronze coloured beer, clear. Strong and perfumey bouquet, utterly spicy, peppermint, eucalyptus, liquorice, cinnamon, coriander and allspice attack the nose, after which less obtrusive aromas appear: chocolate, banana, raisins, gingerbread, vanilla, caramel candy, candied orange, amaretto, figs, redcurrant. Taste begins with a strong candi sugar-like sweetness, candied dates and candied cherries, medium carbonation, soft and chocolatey malt backbone upon which the mixture of ethereal spices is built: retronasally the peppermint, allspice, eucalyptus and so on return in all their glory, almost like cough syrup, after which a yeasty, malty, boozy finish develops, with a slightly coffee-like touch and some herbal hops. Itís the candi-sweetness and the aromatic cough syrup spices which remain the longest, though. This is over the top even for a spiced winter warmer, but it has a kind of opulence making it worthwile to seek out. I normally do not like overly spiced or overly sweet beers, but an ale this complex can count on my sympathy: this is liquid Christmas cake and liquid Belgian chocolates, so it does serve its own purpose perfectly.
Chastastic (17) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and good aroma. Sits pretty good even thought it's a 10%. Dark color with little head. Goes great with cheese and cured meats. Not so great with chips and salsa.
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funhousedk (1) - Roskilde, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
One Of the World Best Christmas beers. Great tast and Nice colur. So if you have tried it, then Please Do, and you Will be gladly supprised
monk191 (1048) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An incredible beer. Like nothing we have had before. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Smells of sasparilla and anise. Taste is black licorice all the way, completely unique, with some herbs. Damn good. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una discreta strong ale belga, sopra la media. abbastanza strutturata e alcolica, ha perÚ una buona beveribilitŗ
hawanna (2257) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from Biervana
licorice, licorice, licorice, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
CTKlubben (37) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a lot of licorice notes, appear dark red with a fast dissapering brown head. taste medium sweet, light bitter, and the palate is a bit thin, but with a fine carbonation.
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the poechenellekelder, nov. 2014. Very dark brown-red with a lacy beige head. Malt and christmas cake aroma of raisins and cinnamon and clove and candy sugar. Sweet and heavy in the mouth, as christmasy as it gets - cake-like taste. Full body, cinnamon and vanilla aftertaste. Nice and warming.
Alusmamuts (428) - LATVIA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium yellow creamy head. Licorice aroma. Malty caramel with licorice taste with moderate sweetness and bitter touch later.