tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Excellent christmasy aroma with notes of glogg, spices, cinnamon, malts, apple pie and hints of gingerbread. Taste is spicy, with lots of glogg, gingerbread, hints of warming alcohol, wood and vanilla. Finish is sweetish and spicy with hints of gingerbread and vanilla. Nice, quite tasty and surprisingly well balanced spicebomb.
Meilby (8164) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650ml @ Beer3000
Pours clear dark amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, oak, spices and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, warm, fruity, oak, spicy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat
yngwie (14052) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A semi-clear, dark brown beer topped by a small, beige head. Raisins, spices, gløgg-spices that is, dark malts, caramel hints, generic dried fruits, some woody notes and a touch of caramel sauce. A vinous touch too. The flavor is mostly spiced, in a really nice way, still it’s quite balanced, with enough maltyness to deal with the spices. Caramel sauce and some hints of dried fruits. A really pleasant spiced beer, seems like Hoppin Frog knows how to use the spices. 121219
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark hazel brown with a tinge of purple, burnt Christmas pudding aroma, tastes of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zesty, taste quite boozey a real Xmas treat.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/12/12.
Hazed dark amber approaching chestnut brown.
Nose is sweet sugars, coconut, nutty tones, spice and a little plastic.
Taste comprises caramel fudge, spice, booze, coconut and vanilla fudge, sweet sugars.
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a boozey finish.
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Hazy dark brown coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of spices, cookies and oak.
Sweet and fruity flavour of spices and oak.
Sweet and spicy finish.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a celarish brown with a tiny head. Smells spicy and and oaky. Sweet with aromas of flødebolle with coco nut and rhum.. Spicy aroams of cardamom and vanilla. Hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sweet, spicy and oaky finish. Slightly cloying - glad I only had a small glass.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - tasting. Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. High spicy, wooden dry notes, cinnamon, cloves, red berries, high spicy, coconut, glue, chocolate, light glue/acid that breaks the high spicieness, tjaaa.. lots of wood.
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours brown and hazy. Very christmassy aroma of gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves and bourbon. Flavour of gingerbread, wood, bourbon and plenty of spices too. For me this the almost perfect christmas beer. How could I not give a beer like this a good review?
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Deep amber pour w/ small head. Aroma is very spicy with clove and peppery notes. Flavor is similarly spicy with some whiskey and woody notes in the background - pretty intensely spiced. Palate is similarly full and flavor is long lasting - not my cup of tea to be perfectly honest, but I seem to appreciate that this is well done regardless.