bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Dark brown color, thick creamy head. Malt, cinnamon and brown sugar in the aroma. Thick and warming mouthfeel. Malty sweet, spicy flavor with hints of red berries, cinnamon, tangerine and cherry. Licorice, especially in the aftertaste. Full bodied, just a bit alcoholic. Solid winter beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy dark red, fine beige head, sheets of drippy lace,
sweet dark fruit aroma with an array of spices and a bit of alcohol,
rich dark caramel malt flavor, lots of spices, sweetness from the caramel is balanced by the spices, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10697) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average hop (perfume, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of bananas, plum, raisins, port, oak, and apples. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Reddish brown coloured. Murky. Dense off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma in the light end. Flavour is light fruity and gives me some sourish impressions. Light to medium bodied. Ends on a light bitter note. I’m a bit unimpressed. Have to revisit this.
jtclockwork (10658) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Older bottle consumed on the worst Christmas ever. Pours muddy brown with cream tan head. Nose and taste of fig, grape, toffee, caramel, dark fruit and light sherry. Medium body.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2006 Bottle] Hazy brown with beige head. Sweet aroma with oranges and toffee. Sweet toffee flavor with cinnamon, cherries and malt. Unbalanced.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a nice hazy dark brown colour. The aroma is sweet with caramel, softly roasted malt, some spices and fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with roasted malt, spices, fruits, bit of chocolate and anise. Long lasting roasty and spiced finish. Good brew!
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ølfestival Horsens 2006. Dark brown, hazy with notes of roasted malt, caramel and fruit in the aroma. The flavour is sweet and smooth with nice notes of cherries, caramel, syrup and a nice bitterness, that is a perfect counterweight to the sweetness. A really nice Christmas beer. 1665
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear dark ale (orange, when held up to the Florida sun) with a huge, frothy, khaki head that diminishes to an eternal, small, tight, creamy cap. The aroma offers a complex mélange of licorice root, sorghum molasses, praline, dark fruits, mint and sarsaparilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with trace carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor. Dark fruits and caramel abound alongside a suggestion of mocha and a rumor of acidity. Sweet, tangy, and then dry finish.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Bottle @ home. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a light tan head. Toasty, caramel, candy sugar, tangy cherry aroma. Tangy, spicy, candy sugar, slightly tart cherry, toffee, syrupy flavor. This is very hard to drink.