Stuu666 (5346) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is funky, acetone, toffee, taste is a bit cheesy, dry, toffee.
mmahut (1333) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 2011.. Pours in deep black body with no head at all, just a small tan ring. Aroma has wood character with a lot of evident alcohol. Not so strong on whiskey. Taste has high woody bitterness with light roasty sweetness. Spicy after taste. Body is full with medium carbonation. Oddly little bit more boring than the white wine barrel version which I find excellent.
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375cl bottle served in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a deep dark brown with very little head but that can be forgiven for the almost chistmas pudding consistency and aroma. The aroma is as powerful as the strongest imperial stout. Aroma is whiskey and dark fruits loaded with Christmassy spices and goodies. Taste is chocolate truffle covered Christmas pudding soaked in whisky (and I mean loads of whisky). This is the best Christmas beer I have ever tried and I can’t imagine a better one coming along any time soon. Absolutely fantastic -a true luxurious Christmas beer that you just wish would last for ever.
olio (6906) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Vertical with 2011 regular version. BBE 21.06.2018.
Pours dark red-brown color with a minimal head. Wooden malts and whiskey on the nose, caramel, honey, some port notes too. Dark berry notes on the flavor, alcohol comes through, caramel and lots of sweet honey notes too. Not very pleasant, a bit too all over the place. Regular 2011 is much better.
laiti (6434) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5 cl bottle @ tiong, BBE 21.06.2018
Vertical with basic Helper 2011, which was lot more better and balanced
Aroma is rather stingy with alcohol, rubbery tones and some smoky, raw whiskey. Also gluey tones. Flavour has glue, licorice, stinging whiskey and alcohol. Finishes with rubbery and herbal tones. Aftertaste has some nice mellow whisky notes. Not my thing.
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn @ Varjopikkujoulut
Vertical with the normal version (2011) -
Pours dark brown with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of heavy whisky notes, hints of peat, licorice, dark ripe fruits, syrup and candi sugar. Taste is sweet, stuffy and syrupy with notes of wood, oak, peat, ripe fruits, candi sugar and licorice. Finish is sweet, stuffy and a bit messy with some overpowering whisky, syrupy stickiness and ripe fruits. A bit unbalanced. Regular version is way better.
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour without a head. Aroma of strong Speyside notes, tart wooden notes and soy sauce. Flavour of toasted malts, syrupy sweetness, wood, salty soy sauce notes, vanilla, biscuit and spiciness. Medium bodied and thin mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Overwhelming barrel-aging. Nah.
mario_giri (122) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Degu @erzbierschof. Heftiger, likörartiger Duft. Wenig Sojasauce. Vollmundig, malzig-süss, wenig bitter, keine Säure, trotzdem leicht spritzig. recht gut. (hier rauchiger, vollmundiger, besser!)
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
4th October 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is light and dry with modest fine carbonation. Mild dark malts. Tangy but mild speyside. Acetone. Mildly tangy dark fruits. Dry finish. Weird and pretty hard to drink.
martjoobolut (1198) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,375L bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, whiskey, dark fruits and spices. Flavor is sweet and some sourness, dark chocolate, fruits, malt, whiskey and a lot of spices. Overall: very nice, like christmas in your mouth.