finol (1690) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar.
Pours brown red.
Nice smooth, lots of dried fruits, spicy. A well made clone.
hirigalzkar (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a small head. Notes of dried fruits, figs, yeast, spices (saffron?). Not as balanced as the original Stille Nacht, but a nice winter warmer.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph. Clear amber red with a staying, frothy off-white head. Aroma is wonderful, vinious, fat caramel, raisins, a soft bit of chocolate. Low carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, caramel, toasted, soft chocolate, raisins, vinious, warming. Light spiciness towards the end. Very close to the original. And as great as that.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. hazy amber pour with a cream head. nose is spices, yeast, chewy, and dried fruits. heavy on the palate, alcohol, raisins, dried fruits, caramel.
VsXsV (1223) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Deep ruby liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, fruity esters, rep apples, caramel and Cachaça. Very reminiscent of the original Stille Nacht. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very well made clone, similar to the original
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed, somewhat muddy brown hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are sweet, biscuity, nougat like, some floral honey, esters (apple, mild prune), leather. Flavors are quite caramelized, some prunes, bready malt, alcohol, dried peaches, dates. Lots of esters. Warming, if not a bit hot, even at this age. Sticky mouthfeel, medium bubbles, viscous, lightly tart. Good yeast complexity.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, May 2012. (the bottle cost 200 DKK)
Dark brown with a small head. The aroma was rather heavy and complex with a lot of malt, fruit, some plums and dust. The taste was vinous and sweet with toffee, dried fruit, yeast, malt and notes of alcohol. A very nice beer that I never though that I would try.
SirLimpsalot (1611) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mikkeller bar, maj 2012: Mycket vinös doft, ganska söt med tydliga kolatoner, malt och socker samt trevliga mogna bär. Mycket stabil.
kappldav123 (3760) - Markkleeberg, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to yespr for that bottle! Never thought I would get a chance to try that rare beer. Bottle looks very simple, small label. Beer in the glass brown, small head. Fiery-malty aroma. Starts very strong, intense malty, a bit dusty-old. Quite fiery alcoholic, but not too much. Some fruity hints of plum. Fiery finish, goes down burning. Probably already a bit past its prime, but still an awesome beer! Thanks again yespr for the bottle!
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this at his 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a brown color with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and cherry notes, as well as some sherry characteristics. The flavor is just not that great to me. I get the same toffee and sherry notes as I got in the aroma, with some oak and vanilla also added. All of that being said, there is something going on in the flavor which I am having a hard time describing but doesn’t sit right with me. It adds a dirty quality and ruins the beer for me. Since no one else at the tasting seemed to get it, I assume it is not a flaw, but just something in the beer I don’t like. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.