Travlr (11016) - 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 (3724) - 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 (6206) - 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 (2557) - 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.
Phillies08Champs (686) - 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.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sherry and malt. Flavor with caramel, rasins and alcohol
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big tan head. Raisin and toffee aroma with malt and light yeast. Rum and malt flavor with dried fruits and light spice.. Medium bodied. Rum and raisin lingers with light spice, light toffee, and light yeast.
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with brown head. Nose and taste of muted Christmas spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardamom, rum barrel and lots of alcohol. Medium body.
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark, murky amber in color with an off white head. Smells of hairspray, acetone, booze, rum, and more booze. Maybe a little bit of dark fruit. Harsh booze, maybe some chocolate, wood, and rum. Some spices, a bit of gingerbread, maybe some hairspray, too.
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown black color with huge great head. Lovely aroma but a disappointing flavor and especially a weak palate. Lots of sourness and raisins.