chrisv10 (12007) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, spices, little acetone and rum. Flavour is roasted malts, rum, spices, little acetone, chocolate, medium sweet with notes of alcohol.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear very dark reddish brown with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, rum and acetone. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate sweet. Sweet finish. 200112
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cranbury BuyRite. Poured a nice looking pitch black center with super dark brown edges and a larger foamy beige head. Aroma is basically nail polish remover with a dash of sour chocolate. Flavor is abou the same as the aroma loads of acetone, followed by very sour cherry more acetone and then finally a hint of chocolate and grains. This is dreadful.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive Mikkeller pt.2 This one had a big old nose full of rum and spice. Dark brown color with a slight foamy head. Easy to drink? Slightly but I always enjoy a good sipper. Solid in my book.
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Neugs. Pour a hazy earthy brown with a grayish brown head that is large but dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark fruits that are slightly tart backed by sweet grain and a hint of spice. Flavor has an interesting combination of tart dark fruit (port like), rum and spice that doesn’t really work with the malt backbone.
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear maroon, small beige head. Aroma of red wine, vanilla. Taste is sweet and sour port. Barrel is subtle.
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma has notes of alcohol, peach, malts and fruits. Taste is slightly strange with notes of malts, glue and exotic fruits. Alcohol and rum notes burn through too much. Finish is quite sticky and alcoholic. Quite unbalanced and not that good.
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours a brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, alcohol and metals. Flavour of toasted malts, strong alcohol, wood, metals and sweet berries. Medium bodied, strong carbonation and a long, alcohol, malty finish. Clearly the worst Santas Little Helper. Really unbalanced.
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark thicky muddy amber with a tan head. The aroma is lightly soured fruity, maybe from the rum barrels. The flavor is also lightly soured, almost cherry like a Flemish sour brown.
Macegan75 (740) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Damico’s tasting. Pours a dark brown to black, nose of melon rind , smoke, and malt, First sip is molasses, a bit thin but some sour notes. Finish is mild with brown malt.