MIBRomeo (2536) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish color hints of copper hughes w/ a nice small bubbled tan head w/ some great lacing. lots of good hop in the aroma w/ some full nicely sweet carmels and some odd spice and hint of berries. palate is fairly avg. I think this beer was starting to oxodize some vinagar and acidic notes dominated my palate. Some tastes of wood hard to decern what this should have tasted like.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish hue with almost no carbonation. A nice malty caramel flavor, spicy, with a good amount of old hops on the finish. A really nice beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice juniper, berry and spicey nose. Nice red color - no carbonation. Mellow medium hoppy taste with some spiceyness in the beginning.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hop nose, dark amber color, sticky head. Creamy cookie dough malt, orange in the middle, bitter hop bite at the end. Full body, nice texture. Good one.
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Dark chestnut; yellowish good head. Hoppy and just vinegary - they make an interesting but surprising confrontation. The taste gives again a tad of acetic acid, but it gets covered by the malt and all the hops. The MF, however is a tad too vinegary - aggressive. It’s really well-bodied, and yet tastes thin. I do not think this taste was the original idea.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear chestnut color with a small beige head. Citrusy hop aroma. Notes of caramel and a touch of licorice. Somewhat roasty. Malty caramel flavor with a hint of spice and then a big bitterness. Some of the spice does stay around and mixes in with the long bitter finish. Some roasty notes in the flavor as well. Semi-dry and hoppy finish. I just thought this was a European Festive beer but man was I surprised when I tried it. Very nice indeed.
MadsR1977 (3) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A oasis in the jungle of too sweet and tasteless christmas brews. An absolute favourite. Note: Tastes great in January as well !
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Papsoe. Hoppy spicy aroma, licorice lollipop. "Big purple ripe frothy monster" - says Andrew. Citrus hop cider apple de garde aroma. Thick murky brown color, no head but that’s after being opened a few days. Green garland fresh winter ivy taste. Hoppy but distinct and holiday - cinnamon in there? nice. ginny. Medium bodied palate. A darn nice beer that really offers nothing you can complain about, just enjoy it!
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BB 02/06.. thanks to sk8viking! Hazy, eerie reddish-orange hue with a short-lived off-white head. Nose was chock fulla hops (citrus, perfume, and floral all represented).. complemented by rich caramel and other dark sugars plus a touch of coriander. Kinda feel apart a bit when it hit the mouth, though. Flavors mocked the aroma, but just seemed to clash with each other. Medium-bodied with bitterness surrounding the mouth. Alcohol also blossomed in the flavor, and had too great a presence. Floral bitterness, brown sugar, and piney hoppage hit the finish. Pretty good, but a little rough.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 2007-11-01, Cask Conditioned at Ølbaren, Copenagen, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Cloudy red amber color; persistent thin head. The aroma of the cask version mixes the caramel and hops to a new toffee component, fudge. The natural temperature allows to appreciate the true flavor, good malt-fudge-toffeen sweet but not too much, with fruity and resiny hops. Excellent!
2007-11-01, draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy red amber color; thin creamy head. Good aroma, with malt, hops and bitter oranges. Good body strength, very good malt flavor, sweet, with caramel, balanced in an elegant way by a quite powerful and well aromatic hopping, bringing in very good fruits (ripe grapefruit over all) and some subtle resins. The final too is balanced, quite strong and long. Very good.
2006-01-30, bottle, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Cloudy dark amber color; compact head. Pleasant malt and hop aroma, even more evident in the taste; the mouthfeel is thick, almost oily; the maltiness is strong, with a lot of caramel and good hopping, both for the quantity and the quality. Very good.