bergstaden (1380) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dark brown head - malts and some spices in the aroma - there is some malt sweetness, but there is olso some coffee and roasted malt with some spice in there as well - Good malty and spicy ending with some alcohol heat in the back - this was very good
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Big raisin pastry pudding nose, candy and soft roast. Gorgeous smell. Warm cakey fruits, some light pine and a soft estery warm finish. Really delicious.
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, and spices. Flavour is dark fruits, roasted malt, and spices.
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong. Doesn't hide its ABV well. A little too barley wine esque for my tastes.
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haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruits, yeast and vinegar in the aroma. Dissapearing head. Very malty and fruity. Good seasonal
beerbaaron (1343) - Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Black, small to medium tan head. Chocolate, some coffee, dark fruit. Spices are subtle. Full body. Excellent balance and finish. Yet to have a Mikkeller beer I wasnt impressed with.
Reimer96 (1342) - 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.
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with mahogany highlights, mocha-colored head that retained well and left very nice lace. Aromas of dark fruit , mollasses, caramel and alcohol. Flavors are similar, accentuated the sweetness of the dark fruit and caramel, accompanied by a warming alcohol. Full body, generous carbonation, silky mouthfeel, and a pleasantly warm and sweet finish.
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Soft aroma of roasted malt and dry chocolate along with fresh hop notes. The taste has a nice dryness with soft flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and hops. Mikkeller has done it again! A real tasty Christmas beer!
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Big malt character guides the spice payload to my palate. Chocolate caught me off guard but blends nicely with the other flavors. This stuff ages well, so sit on a bottle for ~2 years if you've got extras.