Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml Batch #379 @ home
Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of sweet malts, licorice, dark fruits, spices and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and a light bitter dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with meidum off white head. Sweet spicy aroma with oranges, and roasted malt. Same goes for the flavor with warming alcohol in the end.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy brownish colour. Bit creamy off-white long lasting head. Sweet aroma of some chocolate and fruits along with plenty of anise and coriander. The flavour has plenty of anise and coriander along with the malt.
The aftertaste is long lasting with a good touch of sweetness. Very Christmasish indeed, almost too much.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had a terrible bottle of the 2004 version, it was infected and quite awful. But now in December 2006 I had gathered enough courage to buy it again, and I’m glad I did. It’s dark mahogany with a red hue and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, roasted malt, anise, licorice, coriander and the flavour has notes of roasted malt, light caramel sweetness, anise, coriander, licorice, alcohol and a nice bitterness. A nice surprise, and I’m glad to erase the memory of version 2004 from my mind... 1780
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Dark brown with a small offwhite head. Nose of licorise, anis, raisins, xmas spices. Taste is sweet licorice, cimmamon, spices , drak dried fruit mostly raisins. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Overall a nice balanced xmas beer. 020111
pivnizub (10136) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, quite stable creamy off-white head, sweet-dark-malt in the mineralic and metallic nose; robust sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; spicy, a bit musty, cellary finish with some alcoholic fruitiness in the aftertaste. No great pleasure............
Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the Ølfestival, Esbjerg, Denmark 22-10-09. Pours dark amber, sticky sweet loads of toffee, chewy, sweet, malty but not spicy or yeasty enough to be a Belgian for me, but hey its ok A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov14 2.8
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on February 2, 2009. BB 24.06.09. Bryg nr. 183. Labelled 8% ABV
Shady reddish brown color, light brown head. Spicy and alcohol scent. Sweet malty and spicy taste with a milk chocolate aftertaste and some warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit too alcoholic.
JorisPPattyn (9469) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 version Good, very dense light-beige head, fast reduced to a rim above the deep brown opaque beer. Glue, solvent, sweet malts & chocolate: sharper notes upon something that could have well originated in the Ardennes. Spices and pineneedles, but blending in. Sweet-bitterish/spicy. Again very Walloon. Spices are present again, but I find it difficult to name them, which is a good thing (for the beer). Yeasty esters. Warming up, especially liquorice, restrained coriander, and dill (rather than anise) come up, chocolate-like sweetness remaining. Medium to well-bodied, alcohol peeping through. Way better than the first version (which I had infected, anyway). This might be the Danish Fantôme, maybe?
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, Danke MoritzF! Hazy dark amber colour, medium-sized head. Fruity and malty-sweet nose. Heavy malty and sweet body with some hints of fruit and also spices and alpine herbs. Warming ans smooth, hints of caramel in the lingering finish.