ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow. This is an strong as it gets. A extremely aggressive brew that is so overpowering that it is undrinkable. Too alcoholic and much too aggressive .
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BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sweet malts are most prevelant with alcohol and some apple hints as well. Apperance was a amber color with a very thin head. Flavor was similar to the aroma- very sweet malts, alcohol was very noticeable, occasional hints of fruit, grass, and some metallic notes present. Mouthfeel was kinda like a dessert wine, syrupy and the alcohol warms you up. Overall it was o.k. and i wouldnt mind trying it again if it were aged a couple of years, but at six bucks a bottle i probably wont try it again. Originally rated on 10/29/08.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ferris - pours brown white head - nose/taste of syrupy caramel, toffee and bready alcohol - medium/full body
sjogro (2729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deanso’s bottle at cellar cleanout tasting. Amber with no head. Very sweet, tea, caramel, toffee. Very sweet, light bitter. Medium body, low carbonation, very sweet and long lingering finish.
mariuspoenari (1535) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to deanso. Dark, hazy ruby with a thin tan head. Notes of dried fruit, brandy, caramel, macerated fruit. Medium body, low carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.
Garlic_of_Doom (627) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with no head at all.
Loads and loads of caramel, fudge/toffee, sugary sweet goodness, some alcohol and perhaps a wee bit smoke (?) and chocolate (?).
Taste is pretty much as the aroma but with prominent peppery and nutty notes, some chocolate as well.
Full body, low carbonation, sugary and sticky mouth feel.
Good but too sweet and cloying, I’d preferred to split the bottle with someone.
Vally (3) - - APR 2, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Izvrsna. Ludilo. Izuva iz cipela. Frce usi. Sok... Svima.koji nisu probali preporucam!!
Eastwood (158) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomada en el Kraken.
Parece que de las ultimas que quedan en España.
14°. Densa.Para dusfrutar lentamente.
Poca espuma, ni falta que le hace.
Es un poco más dulce que su hermana la Samichlaus Original.
angel77 (2427) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 26..03..2016. Color Cerezo transparente con espuma algo rojiza. Aromas y sabores intensos bastante dulces, caramelos y ligeos frutas del bosque y cerezas. Cuerpo intenso con 14 vol algo denso aunque se nota menos que su compañera. Bastante buena. Para repetir.
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Helles) Bottle 330 ml from Sebilinz, thanks Erich! Vintage 2015, served into a snifter, ABV 14%
Deep copper orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and thin, off-white head on top, low retention.
Aroma of malts, sugars, light fruity notes, alcohol, apricits.
Very sweet taste with syrup, sugars, dried apricot, peach, malts, dates, prunes. alcohol, sherry wine.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Rather enjoyable, good sipper, I’d like to try an older vintage some time.
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottling poured into a snifter. Lightly hazy amber color, reminiscent of ginger ale. Small, thin bone-colored head that disappeared quickly. Aromas of candied fruit and caramel. Full body, syrupy. Long finish with a mild astringency. The aging allowed the alcohol bite mellow considerably. Flavor of candied fruit mixed with caramel or toffee. Light boozy note as well.