maledictum (755) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color with small particles. Thick head with good lace. Huge dark complex nose. Malt, plum, and sugars. The alcohol adds a nice warming touch. Deep, complex taste: chocolate, plums, and raisins. This is worth a look.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bomb. Nice dark murky brown with a very thin white head. Aromas of sweetness of caramel malt, berries and slight spice. Smooth on the palate with a little carbonation. Very good sweet malt and yeast. Negligible alcohol. Very nice easy drinking brew.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great one from this brewer.1999ed Wow this is really going down smooth nice balance fruity , malty and hoppy. For the high 10%abv you can’t even tell. Recommended
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown with little carbonation . Nice spicy aroma(bread, cookiedough, fruit, nutmeg, mace.) Herbal and spicy tastes Medium heavy palate. Nice creamy finish. Good beer.
strap (751) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with a frothy tan head. nice aroma of winter spices. taste of caramel, cherry, brown sugar and cinnamon. nice and spicy. very warming. sweet and malty. good stuff.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby brown with a huge tan head. Nice spicy nose. Flavors are immediate and full: strong toffee, a hint of chocolate. Quite smooth & meaty. Sweet. Moderate malt-alcohol presence (rummy). This is definitely a winner, I plan to grab a few and cellar them, because I may want this year-round.
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark borwn colour. Medium head that lasts a while. Sour and earthy smell. First taste reminds more of a triple. The aftertaste is more like a dark beer with the taste of malt, and some dried fruits. Nice carbonation.
odinstyr (745) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark red-brown with a trace of a tan head. Smells of plums, spices, toast. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter - fruity - cherry and plum, thyme, hint of spiciness, orange.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into tulip. Aroma - malt, light spice, dark dried fruits. Taste is malty, notes of spices both from the thyme and the yeast. Very rich tasting, carbonation is prickly initially, but leaves a very nice medium length finish.
BBHansen (738) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours unclear brown with good beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, sweet fruits (pear?), orange, alcohol, spices, palette: strong yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, full body, notable sugar sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: good and tasteful Christmas beer