chrisv10 (11173) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, yeast and oak. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, oak, hop, medium sweet, candy sugar and medium bitter.
teddybeer (2230) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Animal. Rubi colour with a creamy beige head, dense, compacted with good duration. Aroma is chocolate, herbal notes and caramel with notes of red fruits. Flavor is slightly sweet with a good integration of alcohol, spicy and burnt sugar notes, slightly bittery with notes of chocolate and spicy. Spicy final, slightly sweet with good duration. Good altiness with notes of cocoa. Notes of wood as well as well as barrel and red fruits in the aftertaste. Creamy and smooth on palate.
Camons (6015) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours hazy dark brown wirh a creamy light brown head. Aroma of malt, rich dark chocolate, candy sugar, cocoa, dark fruits, light alcohol. Flavor is malty, yeast, dark chocolate, candy sugar, rather boozy. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 071113
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Keg is simply labeled "santas little helper", but it arrived straight from the distributors importer this season, so I’m assuming what I have is the 2013 version. Tastes reasonably fresh. Almost entirely hazy dark red brown color. Thin khaki head, leaves good dots of bits of lace. Very nice chocolate aroma, some winter spice. Bigger body, smooth lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet, light warmth in the finish, and moderate spice. Drinks easy for an 11% beer. Very good belgian strong christmas ale, one of the better ones I’ve tried.
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Christian Firtal. Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with grain, caramel, lots of brown sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Sweetish malty flavour, with mild roasted notes, sugar and caramel, and some alcohol.
joergen (20855) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr - 10.9% edition.
Clear orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, licorice and alcohol.
Warming alcoholic finish. 7-3-7-4-15.
Bottle at yespr - 9.1 %-edition.
Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, licorice, spices and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish. 8-3-7-4-15.
KennethArd (236) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Malty aroma like an old wet towel. Cloudy brown red. Sweet and sour taste with the alcohol too much in focus. I really hope that there was some kind of mistake in this bottle. I can’t believe it can be that bad.
Rasmus40 (11250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Fairbar, Aarhus. Hazy dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty. caramel, roasted malt, yeasty and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 071113
saxo (14056) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Faorbar. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, lactose sugar, caramel, fruits, milk chocolate and hops. Nice and smooth.
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Animal Bar, Madrid, November 2013. Deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Fruit and winter spices, chocolate milk and raisins in the nose. BItter, a little fruity, mildly hoppy in the mouth. Full-bodied, carbonated, long, bitter, fruity finish.