Przylus (318) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat słodów palonych, lasu, lekkiej kawy. Barwa czarna z wyraźnymi rubinowymi refleksami. Piana drobna, obfita. W smaku kawa, paloność i niezła kawowa goryczka.
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A weird smoky and earthy christmas beer with spice notes. Complex, fun, and very unusual.
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. heavy toasted cereal for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with notes of dried cherry, tar, vanilla and tobacco. Head is small, frothy, tan with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, between oily and creamy with a soft carbonation. Perfect Old Ale standing in as a holiday ale. Great for the season’s weather, food, long nights, etc.
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/29/2015. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Spicy, earthy aromas with chocolate and licorice. Robust and thick, spice, molasses, roasted malt. Very nice.
fellebag (1036) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. Medium light brown head. Dark brown color. Aroma is spruce shoots, gingerbread, hops, cloves, leather. Medium to thick body. Taste is quite sour with herbs and leather.
nogva (36) - NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 09-2013. Pours a very deep redish brown with a thick tan head (excellent retention). Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and prunes(?) with a bit of tar, smoke and yeast. Medium body, thin texture, lively carbonation. Taste is burnt with malt, wood and coffee before moving towards leather and a bitter finish with pine and spices.
FinkBeer (15) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unimpressive holiday ale, a lot of sediment distracting the appearance and a bit of smoke take away from what I look for in the nuttier Scandinavian style Christmas ales I've become accustomed to. Wanted to like it but the nose just doesn't finish and the finish doesn't close.
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Desverger (2730) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - dark brown pour with beige head. Medium roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, some caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, some herbal and spicy nuances in the finish. Interesting and enjoyable brew.
annunz123 (902) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma with vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is rich and bittersweet, with chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Roast coffee bitterness in the finish, with alcohol and licorice. I wish other companies would follow this lead for their holiday beer. Nothing gimmicky--just a really, really good traditional beer.
dchmela (2739) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 500ml bottle. Deep brown pour with a thick off white head. Big thick body with lots of roasted grain and caramel taste that is very well balanced. Aroma is much the same, lots of barley wine notes of light roasted grain, caramel and fruity notes.