kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 03, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, sweet dark fruits, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness keeps it pretty dry, light essence of dark fruits, hint of spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
imdownthepub (10733) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 2001 version. Dark amber with bubbly beige head. Nice fruity aromatics with some damson. Thick sugary malt bofy, pudding qualities with a little spice. Faint bitterness and hops on the finish, a little sweet on the tongue. Prefer the cask.
bierkoning (10645) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. raisinny, almost vinous aroma with licorice and some earthy hops. Malty, just a bit salty, vinous and nutty flavor with licorice and some earthy hops, lingering on in the aftertaste. Tasty ale, satisfyingly balanced.
Lubiere (10547) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark clear brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, dark fruits, roasted coffee beans, burned caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with dark fruits, light molasses, light coffee, quite nice, given this is more than 3 years old. Tasted with GRM, Probstk, and Mike H., Oct. 8 2010.
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige head. Aroma of malts, light hops and spices. Fruity and hoppy flavour. Quite pleasant and refreshing. Is light bitter and fruity in the end . Nice one.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel. Somewhat sweet flavour with spicy and chemical notes.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a medium bubbly average lasting white head. Strong malty, fruity hops and dark fruits in the aroma. Flavour is quite malty, sweet fruity, plum and raisins, some nuts, moderate hoppiness. A very tasty Christmas ale indeed!
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2004 - tasted May 05. It’s a dark brown reddish mahogany color and a small head. The aroma has notes of dark fruit and the mouthfeel is full, and the flavour is rather complex and delicious. It has notes of roasted malts, light sweetness, dark fruit and hints of licorice and spice. These words might lead the thoughts in direction of Belgian beers, but this is lighter and more refreshing. I like a beer with so few %, when it has this very nice and full-bodied taste.
Vintage 05 - tasted November 05. It’s not yet as smooth as the 04, but the notes are pretty much the same. I do however also find nuts in the flavour in this one though.
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled - dark brown colour, almost no foam but a nice lacing, prune and wood in the nose, a bit nutty, sweet and full-bodied, the finish is malty, long with a touch of chocolate
FatPhil (9723) - 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.