nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, malty, foamy, and roasty. Roasted chocolate malts matched with a bold chocolate-hop finish. Very nice sipper for the cooler months.
tandembrauer (283) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with big beige head. Aroma of cacao, caramel, vanilla, chocolate liquor. Taste sweet with coffee, liquorice, nuts, caramel, spices, raisins, some alcohol. Long lasting bitterness with burned notes.
Rammer (51) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of spices, sweet, caramel, cinnamon excellent warming ale. Good christmas beer!
Andy_ (779) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, brewed 2013-03-22
Dark brown, almost black beer with light brown big head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, spicy christmas loafy bread and little refreshing crisp berries. Flavor has light toasted malts, spicy christmas loafy bread, chocolate, licorice and bitterness. Palate is full with quite strong carbonation. Finish is long with quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste has licorice, light toasted malts and spices. An excellent christmas beer, perfect for slow sipping.
rollerton (101) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from SB, actually from 2013 but still in stock. Very malty aroma and taste, very complex and rich. A good beer, although I prefer less malty ones.
LearninBeer (396) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is malts - coffee, chocolate some sweetness. Pours very dark almost black with a very creamy lasting light brown head, not much lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish bitter. Had this bottle for a few years, turned out pretty good!
blogmeabeer (21) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with tan head. Heavy licorice and dark chocolate to the nose, also a hint of roasted notes. Dense dark fluid with licorice, dark rye bread, and chocolate. Complex yet well balanced. I really like this one!
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 årig flaska från SB, batch 367. Smak och doft av choklad, torkad frukt, karamell, marsipan, rostad malt med toner av aska. Fantastiskt gott, välbalanserad, rund och len, lagom söt med fin bitterchokladbeska. Så värt att vänta på att smakerna skulle gotta till sig.
Sebilinz (617) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark Brown nearly black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with licoriceand some hints of coffee. Taste is also licorice and coffee and some hints of dried fruits. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with some coffee. O.K.
Zymurgeist2 (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Dark, rich fruit and a slight coffee tinge. Alcohol noticeable throughout. Deep brown with beautiful brown head. Booze is a little too much at the forefront here.
Cimbasso (256) - - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle purchased at a Vinmonopolet in Oslo. Black colour with a yeasty haziness and a beige head. The taste is very rounded with toasted malts dominating. The mouthfeel is quite oily and the taste is sweet, with flavours of good coffee, chocolate, resin and vanilla. There are also woody and vinous flavours in there. The finish is moderately bitter with a big, long-lasting coffee flavour. A beautifully balanced and complex beer.