KimJohansen (10397) - 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 (10284) - 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 (10190) - 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.
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty, drinkable bottle obtained recently from Premiere Gourmet. Pours reddish brown with spicey nose. Nicely integrated spiciness, though not thick mouthfeel, caramel makes it a breeze to drink. Reports in nicely with its a.b.v. you can still function. Satisfying aftertaste. A bit of ginger and cinammon.Bee-aye #3600.
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Deep mahogany coloured body with an initially huge beige head that stayed for a while leaving fragile lacework behind. Malt-fruity aroma, mid-sweet and mid-dry. Nicely roasted malty taste of nuts and caramel. Dark fruits beneath. Bittersweet ending with a pleasant touch of resin. Fine bodied. A likable malty beer enjoyed on a Saturday eve at home in Tromsø 04.01.2014.
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep ruby amber coloured, relatively persistent small beige head; dry fruity-bitter nose, supported by faint aromas of liquorice and roasted malt and cacao powder; solid dry bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering bitter-sweet finish with traces of dark malt and nuts. Very pleasant strong and bitter stuff..........
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Deep dark brown beer, creamy tan head. Swwet and toasty malts, dried fruit, pear/plums, dried cherry, raspberry and some soft malty molasses. A bit of ginger of light nutty candied flavour. Softly sweet on the finish. Warming brew, perfect for cooler days. Lovely beer.
leaparsons (8975) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red in colour. Flavours comprise of chocolate, liquorice and brandy infused Xmas pud. Bitter at the back of the throat and a long finish. I had the 2002 vintage and it was good enough for any time of the year.
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2009 First rating
(Bottle, thanks to larsniclas and rlgk!)
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Acidic fruity juniper almost sour to lambic scent, still a bit subtle. Sweet but subtle taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
50 cl bottle on Ocotber 13, 2009
Clear dark copper to dark brown color, tan head. Fruity, sweet, roasted, salty, alcohol scent. Smooth, grainy, salty, malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Grainy aftertaste.
DrSilverworm (8874) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color, thin khaki grayish head. Fades a bit. Some lace. Nice nutty and chocolate nose. Good earthy hops complement the rich aroma well. Mostly bitter taste. Light spice. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Solid british Christmas bitter. Flavorful and drinkable.