kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a quite small head. Aroma has caramel malt, ripe fruits and toffee. Taste is malty sweet with sweet somewhat bitter aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, malt, syrup, ripe fruits, coffee. Nice one for the Christmas.
panzerwolf (225) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark taste, coffee and roasted malts, slight taste of toffee and caramel. A very full, nice aroma and body fitting for Christmas!
Kosmokrator (670) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scurissimo color ambrato con schiuma beige. Al naso caramello, frutta essicata, legno, mou; al palato riprende le stesse note dolciastre che sfociano in un amarognolo breve ma intenso dove compaiono luppoli, lievito e spezie. Corpo medio, effervescenza (troppo) debole, struttura leggerissimamente acquosa: se fosse più "strong" guadagnava i punti necessari.
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted notes. Black, nice beige head. Medium/heavy sweetness, taste is dark coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, dark red fruits. Medium/full body, medium carbonation, big and long aftertaste. Deep and complex, very nice.
Dermi (894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl, bottled. BB 23.07.19, batch #1483. Pours nearly black with a nice tanned head. Aroma: Licorice, gingerbread dough, spruce and fruits. Spices. Some notes of dark chocolate. Taste: Medium sweet, licorice, spices. Some notes of warming alcohol. Doughy flavours, hints of coriander/soap. Pleasant roasted malty flavours. Nicely balanced. Palate: Above medium body, quite oily feel. Very pleasant brew.
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Bottle says 9.5% ABV.
Pours a dark brown color forming a solid and creamy beige head with medium retention and lots of spotty soapy and molasses lacings left in the glass. Nose is very sweet and boozy. Strong notes of caramel malts, crystal mats and candi sugar. Dark dry fruits. Raisin, plum and date fruit. Licorice. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and honey. Vanilla, oak and earth. Quite sweet,in overall. Medium bitterness. Heavy body,low carbonation. Caramel and roasted malts in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. Good stuff..
ston3s42 (106) - - NOV 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost completely black and practically no head. Complex tastes of figs, dark chocolate, dried fruits, wood, nuts and alcohol. Full body, a bit too carbonated, and a fine aftertaste. The example of a good Christmas beer
brnandersen (2708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pitch black with a dense, creamy tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, cookies, spicy notes. Taste is light sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with a sweet, spicy note. Lovely and rich beer to start the season.
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onceblind (6171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a lush, light tan head. Fruity and Christmas spice filled nose, with a touch of cinnamon and toffee. Lovely deep flavor of gentle roasty sweetness, caramel, holiday mulling spices, and a touch of bitterness to counteract the slight booze.
Hikeg (142) - - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, creamy, light brown, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, dark brown body. Heavy malty aroma, with notes of roasted, nutty, molasses, dark chocolate and strong coffee. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of resin and orange. Moderate yeasty aroma, with notes of leather and earth. Notes of date, raspberry, smoke, toffee, ginger, clove, cinnamon and vanilla. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Long, light sweet, heavy bitter and light acidic finish. Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent, chalky finish.