MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Clear dark brown colour. Very small tan head. The flavour starts off roasted with a little barley bitterness. Turns more malty and mellow, but ends with a little new bitterness.
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, thanks ekstedt. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty with a hint of bubblegum. Sweetish with light bitterness. Medium bodied, very light carbonation, somewhat astringent.
Joakgust (734) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark deep red beer with a good brown head. Aroma is rather sweet with hints of fresh fruits and malts. Flavor is roasty malty with notes of coffee, nuts with a nice dark bitter chocolaty finished. Stands out from most X-mas ales in a pleasant way.
yespr (29424) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a diminished tan head. Roasted dark malty with a mild spice note. Sweet malty and slight acidic. Light breadish note, hardroasted. Smooth and malty finish with a light lingering roasted malty note. Nice one.
thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark plum into an English pint. Nice off-white head recedes leaving sheet lacing. Malty caramel aromas. Dry and earthy with caramel upfront and a lasting sour bitter finish. Similar to an HSA...
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little faint aroma, cereral, roasted stuff.
clear amber/brown, white head.
flavor is roasted grains, slight sawdust, kinda grainy, but nice. also very slightly smoked notes.
stouby (3489) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bjergtrolden.
Nutbrown with a beige head, ok lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted, licorice) and hoppy. Flavor first sweet, then more bitter. Light body.
Svesse (5816) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dark fruit and wild berries. Malty taste with dark fruit, dark rye bread, chocolate, nuts and a balanced bittersweet finish. Medium body with a rounded, smooth malt character. Fairly sweet. An excellent example of a nice winter warmer.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black tea and fruitcake aroma. Very nutty taste, dry too. Good ful body. Long finish with a bit of everything, and possibly some coffee too.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a big light tan head. Caramel, nut, and light spice aroma. Caramel, light spice, light earth flavor with faint hops. Medium-light body. Easy drinking. Caramel and some xmas spice linger.