bhensonb (13996) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma. Definitely ginger. Medium amber color with shards of lacing from a minimal head. Starts spicy. Ginger and coriander. Some malt, followed by dark fruit -raisin? Hard to define the finish. I suppose the spice complements the hop. Ginger all the way. Quite a complex thing.
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent taste, standard color, but I really donít like the herbs or spices I smell. Also low body, low carbo. Not very good.
FatPhil (13646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Rich reddy brown, small head. Very sweet spicy aroma. Succulent palate, carbonation restrained. Full bodied flavour, cake and winter spices - ginger and cinnamon. Finish continues that theme. Perhaps a little over-spiced, but not so much as to make it a gimmick. Absolutely delicious, and want again.
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 48 F. Poured clear brown with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet spicy hoppy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at CBF12. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hopy aroma. Spicey cinnamon notes. Moderate bitter flaor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge beige head atop a hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, nutmeg, tea. Taste is just what the aroma suggests, some tartness. Light-medium body. It is what it is, itís just that it isnít anything that I particularly enjoy.
imdownthepub (13077) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned, 500ml. Blood orange colou with lasting and heavy head. Substantial spicy aroma right from the off and initially a very spicy brew, cloves and ginger to the fore. But it does settle downto a pleasant sipping beer, Christmas Ale in character. Fortunately I had plenty of time to drink this because is not one for rushing through. Decent alcohol on the finish. Enjoyable.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper body with a large beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, toffee, sour citrus, and berries. Flavor of raisins, fruit, toffee, breadiness, and spices.
bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Orange brown color. Vinous aroma with apple and ginger. Bitter flavor with coreander and ginger. Raisin. Long nutty bitter aftertaste. Not exactly my taste, but well made.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
red-orange colour, big creamy head with a beautiful lace, raisins and honey aroma, alcohol notes, smooth, bitter with a long dry apple finish - very complex and simply beautiful !