stevoj (1339) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tangy, sour aroma and taste to this winter beer. Not much of a head to speak of, caramel/copper color with faint carbonation. Sour palate, taste of caramel and toffee. No alcohol burn apparent. A real winter warmer.
altonbrownd (4489) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big bottle from Carrefour Oudergem. Dark ruby leather body with pink head. Nose is fruity, spicy, alcy. Taste is malty, sweet, with much alcohol. Quite raspy. Not my thing really. I know it’s a Belgian style, appreciated by many, but too sweet and heavy for me.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours darkly ruddy with a transient beige head. Aroma is roasty malt with some Xmas aspects. Med + body. Flavor is like spice/cinnamon with roasty malt. Not overly spicy, but sturdily so. Nice and tasty ale.
CPH2200 (184) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 9.0% abv. Thick head, sweet aroma. Taste is also sweet with some bitternes. Not as spicy as st. Feullinen Noel, but quite good nevertheless.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a fading light brown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, spice, redberries,, little yeast. Flavor is sweet with malts, yeast, caramel, berries, brown sugar, spice, little booze. Medium body, lively carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 051213
Lilja (1222) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, nejlika, pepparkakor, brunt socker, karamell, kanel, russin, fikon med toner av körsbär, äpple, päron, och muskot. Bra balans mellan smakerna, välbalanserad, fruktig. Lagom sötma och med trevlig beska. Kan säkert bli bättre med några års lagring.
Geiserich (2914) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Aroma with aplle notes and spices. Dark brown color. Punch aroma. Flavor is malty, fermented appels. spices, sweetness. Light medical.
Mora2000 (5149) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-amber pour with a tan head. The aroma has some dark fruit, toffee and cherries. The flavor is a mix of caramel and chocolate malt as well as some dark fruit, herbs and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
puboflyons (1678) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 750 ml. bottle. 2013 batch. The pour is mahogany/chestnut brown with red hues and a modest tan head. Good clarity. The aroma is subtle but at the same time vibrant with toasted malts, clove, nutmeg, dark fruits, cherry, fig, and no alcohol burn that I noted. The body is medium and smooth. The taste has a low to moderate bitterness with all the spices, fruit, and malty characters I rally appreciated it. This was highly pleasant.
Pinball (10137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown small white head. Brown cookie spicy aroma malts. Flavor is malty cookie spices boozy
DavidWoodruff (383) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with red highlights and a thick off white head. Aroma is juicy fruit with a bit of candy sugar and orange. Malty flavor with some candied fruit notes. Well balanced but nothing particularly outstanding. Enjoyable but not exciting.