MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Draught, 10%. Almost clear dark brown colour. Big, creamy, stable light brown head. Yeasty, malty aroma. Peppery, malty and yeasty flavour, slightly sweet. Very nice, perfect balance between alcohol/pepper flavours and malt.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brownish red color, hazy, with a moderate whitish tan head. Aroma is alcoholish, fruity, sweet, and yeasty. Flavor is dry(alcohol) with a sweet finish, with some hop bitterness
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home bbf 08/2010 but its def initly been in the house over a year ... deep red brown ... bready spicy nose .. big rich dark fruit and roat malts ... light spice ... tingly on tongue ... bit over powering ... warming
Theis (12127) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ØLbaren. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice, light sweet, burned, light sour, nice.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 8th December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A Christmas beer with curacao and thyme. Dark and dry and a little sacharrine, The curucao and thyme are subtle. Odd beer! Not really joined up. Interesting though. Original rating 2.7
19th December 2008
Draft! Clear dark brown beer, rich but a little dry. Porty tones with dark fruits. Very faintly spicy. A rich brew.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Kulminator, Antwerp. First beer here on the Friday (came back the following day) and whilst I was wading through the beer list, I had a draught beer just to keep me going. Deep copper/amber colour with lasting beige head. Choc/coffee and dark fruit aroma. But also quite fresh. Some spice and heat in mouth, slightly raisiny on end. Slight rubber on finish too.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl. Pours a nice, dark brown body with a dense, but small, beige head. Nice lacings as well. Sweetness and dried fruits dominates the aroma, but there’s also a little spicy note and some alcohol. It is not very complex, yet it is a beer that smells so delicious that it can be sniffed for hours. Flavorwise it is much the same, quite sweet and warming, with dried fruits and a bit more pronounced spicyness than in the aroma. Full-body and a pleasant carbonation. It’s a bit soapy in the mouth, hence my lower rating on flavor. There’s a herbal bitter-note in the finish, as well as dried fruits and brown sugar. A really lovely, warming beer, well suited for the cold season, and not to forget, Christmas. Pity it’s so expensive in Norway, and so hard to get. (071224)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, and banana. Flavor of dark fruits, malts, and winter ale spices.
TBone (11160) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BBE 2009)
I am drinking this dressing Achouffe’s red gnome’s hat :)
A dark ruby brown color with a big creamy and cloudy tan head. Cardboard, pepper, plums and alcohol in the nose. Strong alcohol presence in the palate - fruity, spicey, some licorice- well-made as the most of Achouffe-products. Warming aftertaste.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2002 bottle) The age didn’t affect the carbonation -- a gusher upon opening. Heck, after losing about 4 oz. and pouring another 4 into the glass, the foam in the bottle STILL made its way back to the top, ready to resume streaming down the side. Red brown body topped by a quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, herbal, prune, coriander. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, coriander, toffee, herbal, some orange peel, dark fruit. Finish is dominated by moderately strong alcohol. Full, moderately sticky body.