Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot in Plainfield, IL. It has a hazy brown body with a tall, pale tan head that provides plenty of lace. It has a rich, dark caramel aroma, plenty of spices, and a sour cherry tartness. Medium bodied yet creamy in the mouth. The flavor had plenty of spicy caramel with alcohol, tart cherries, unripe plums, and more alcohol. All blended together nicely and a good time was had by all... I mean, me.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Candy floss-like head, light brown over a dark beer. A lud pop from the cork.
A rather sweet beer, treacle and malt. Warming. Opens up to a lovely sweet and sour palate. Perfect for late night sipping.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Horsens Ølfestival 2006. Muddy deep orange colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet aroma with chocolate and fruity notes. Malty, dark fruit sweet flavor with a light liqourice note.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a fluffy tan head. chocolate and banana aroma and taste with some awesome clove throughout . desert in a cup.
jonas (5044) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bottled aug 2007. Very spicy aroma: Caramel, brown sugar, orangepeel, fennel, belgian yeast notes. Hazy red, rocky golden foam, lacing and with staying power.
Roasted sugar entry, cherries, light flowery notes, light grassyness. Medium to light body, seems to have lost some chewyness, probably more potent now. Dry sparkly mouthfeel. Citrus, cherry and roasted sugar retronasal, licorice on the tongue afterwards..
marcus (5010) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dark brown ale poured with a foamy tan head and a fruity aroma. The flavor is dark licorice, treacle and spice with some bitterness and an alcohol trail at the finish.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle 2008 vintage thanks to Exiled) hazy medium brown, soapy edges have khaki-colored bubbles. Nose of licorice, cherry, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste of candi sugar, licorice, anise, metallic, earthy, pipe tobacco, sour cherry as it warms, and a well-hidden alcohol presence. Complex and dry finish, very carbonated.
larsniclas (4981) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen. Thx Jacob.
Amber with a small, beige head.
Vinous and fruity with marcipan in both aroma and flavour.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of fruit, cherries, light hops, slight caramel, slight alcohol, dried dark fruits, and some malts. Poured brown in color with a large, thick, dense, creamy, tan head, that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of dark ripe fruit, chocolate, malts, slight alcohol, slight coffee, light tar, light cherry, and a bit of yeast. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, fruity, tar finish.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear garnet with a frothy tan head. Big sweet aromas of molasses, candi sugar caramel with cherry chocolates. Light to medium body. Great flavors of gingerbread cookie malts with sweet caramel cherry and black licorice. Nice boozy bite to finish. Classic Belgian xmas ale.