yngwie (14669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, copper to brown body and a finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is dominated by dried fruits and caramel. Some alcohol too, and a nice hoppyness. Full-bodied and a bit heavily carbonated, slightly warming. Some hints of cooked corn in the flavor, but that disappeares in the split of a second, followed by caramel, dried fruits and a touch of spicyness. Some coffee-like roasted notes in the far back. Lasting finish with caramel and dried fruits. A nice one, picking up the Christmas spirit in a nice way, and of course well suited for a long, cold winter. 110304
harrisoni (14460) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Rune. Cheers my friend. Hazy brown russet colour with lasting creamy beige head. Very malty aroma with some raisins on the aroma. Middle of summer but hey never stopped me drinking a winter beer. It is a really malty beer. It does remind me of something like Youngs Winter Warmer when I first ever had it. I like it. Always liked winter warmers. Balanced and some hop bite on the finish. Really very good I thought. Tasty toffee and malt. Really enjoyable. Good hoppy bite on the finish. Wow, this is a good beer. Hmm, good winter warmer.
saxo (14388) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Yngwie. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, syrop, malt, fruits and hops.
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky brown color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of mulled wine. Taste is spiced pumpernickel bread. Good stuff.
Dedollewaitor (14258) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ J & C US Tasting, Ulfborg 2011. Thanks Yngwie. Pours amber with a small creamy white head.Nose is spices, yeast and dark fruit. Raisins and gløgg. Sweet and cloying. Alcohol, dark fruit and syrup. Well made - though not my style of beer!
Theis (14013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Skansen, Båstad - after a dip in the sea.... Cloudy dark red/brown - small white head. Raisins, light roasted, nutty, dried fruits, licorice, sweetness, caramel, light soya notes, grassy, light wooden notes, ok bitterness, light citrus, light boozy notes. OK, but not that interesting.
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml Alko. Dark amber-brownish color, tiny beige head. Sweetish aroma of wood and caramel. Medium-bodied. Some alcohol in the front. Then raisins, some toffee, bready malty. Sweetish and a bit alcoholic. Belgian dubbel/quadrupel style. At least it is certainly a winter beer.
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the 1st CBC Sunday Tasting. Thanks to the Cad. Pours a gorgeous amber with a small, white head. Winter berry and spice aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor, just subtle raisins, bit of caramel. Some golden raisins. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, sweet berries, some light raisin notes, toasted sugar. Pretty sold beer this.
Rasmus40 (12393) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers. Unclear reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and lots of dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with hints of warming alcohol. Soft. 081214
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Nordic Brew 2014, Fredrikshavn, Denmark. Clear amber/copper beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, raisins, banana, figs, crackers, some toffee. Caramel flavor, raisins, figs, banana, crackers, warming alcohol.