andrewturba (896) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with an average creamy brown head. Aroma is rich maltiness, dark fruity esters(raisins, plums, and cherries are most prominent), some mildy spicy phenols, caramel, alcohol, and a bit perfumey. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes, plums.), warming alcohol, caramel, and dark candy sugar.
Reimer96 (1017) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a frothy brown head and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark dried fruits, chocolate, caramel and candi sugar. Taste is dark dried fruits(plums, dates and figs), alcohol, caramel, caramelized sugar and a light bit of sugar. Finish had a warm alcohol finish with a good hop bite... Excellent Belgian dark strong and wicked Christmas dinner beer.
mike5326 (623) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium frothy head. Sweet candy malt smell. Light malt body with pepper and mineral finish.
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ghendrix (80) - Cardiff, WALES - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Good Spirits Co., Glasgow. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head, good lacing. Aromas of chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits, roasted and booze on the nose. In the mouth I get more chocolate, spices, caramel and brown sugar but quite a bit of booziness and less of the fruit. Nice medium sweetness and a pleasant finish with the choc and caramel. Like this, shame they?ve not quite balanced the booze so well.
Hypo_Luxa (46) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 ver. Bottle.
Smells whip cream. Milk. Butter on fruit cake.
Very boozy but not as strong as when it first came out last year. One year on it has taken a lot of the sharp alcohol taste off it; still a bit of heat. Great mouthfeel. Creamy and thick.
allmyvinyl (1854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 2013 Christmas party. Dark brown pour, thin white head. Plums and burnt sugar on the nose, light spices and orange, then a hint of yeast. Good flavour, rich mouthfeel, sweet finish. Lovely.
Rune (7246) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at The Bishop Arms in Copenhagen. Small glass served at the right drinking temperature. Coal black body with a dark red shade. Low head, dotted spots to the glassware. Dark malty aromas joined by a nice touch of Christmas spices. Rich Yuletide taste of anise, coffee, and chocolate on a moderate roasted backbone. Long bittersweet tail tingled with alcohol warmth. Great stuff that fits the holiday season. Enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere. I’ve always liked visiting this place and even placed one of my books in their library. Thanks (Copenhagen 09.12.2013).
UDBeernut (1422) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark opaque plum. lots of toffee, caramel, cherries, plums, and burnt sugar. slightly sweet and a creamy body. hell yeah!
Abijen (1087) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells coffee, chocolate and roasty. Tastes coffee, chocolate and roasted. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
brnandersen (1542) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, let’s see how the leftovers from last Christmas tastes like. 75 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Dark brown colour bordering black with a small, dense tanned head. Sweet aroma with dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, roasted, chocolate, "Christmas spices", some banana. A boozy hint. Taste is sweet. Full body, creamy to thick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with chocolate, roasted malts and spices. More booze. A rich, juicy Christmas beer - however, the booziness is a bit of a let down.