jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from 2003 - wow that’s sweet and alcoholic. straightforward aroma of brown sugar, caramel, and alcohol, but a very sophisticated sweet body. caramelized sugar, dark grainy malt, chocolate, toffee, syrupy alcohol. extraordinarily sweet but not fortunately not cloying - i would recommend ice cream on the side!
Habanero (3905) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Bottle 2004: Wonderfull amber colour. Nice beige, medium lived head. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of malt, burned caramel, toffee and alcohol. Sweet flavour - the burned caramel, alcohol and dark malt returns in the flavour, some apricot notes is present. Medium bodied. Smooth palate. Syrup texture.Sweet/bitter finish. A little too sweet...
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at BJ’s Winter Ale Fest from a bottle. Beer poured a clear, medium-brown color without any head. The aroma is lightly sweet and malty with notes of roasted grain and caramel, yeasty with a trace note of dough, and packed with miscellaneous notes of honey, candy sugar, cinnamon and—unfortunately—cardboard/oxidation and a trace of diacetyll. The flavor is heavily sweet with a long, heavily sweet, lightly bitter finish. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is soft with a significant amount of alcohol burn at the last. If this is Santa, put me on the naughty list! :P
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle: Amber color, thin head. Very malty brew. To me the alcohol came through a bit to strongly. I would really like to try an older bottle of this to see how the flavors smooth themselves out.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 Bottle from Styles, Amber in color with tones of orange, very thin head, no lacing, Great aroma of malt and a hint of alcohol, Good taste of malt with raisin or apricot, nice smooth sweet aftertaste. I loved this beer. awesome for sipping.
museofky (15) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled 2004). Caramel smell with a small and quickly diminishing head. Sweet, and I guess I felt like the alcohol taste should have been better balanced (though I guess it’s a wonderful job considering the 14% abv). Not the most pleasant feel, but definately an above average beer. I’m curious as to what will happen when it is aged a bit longer.
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Extremely sweet. Lots of honey. Doesnt resemble beertaste at all. Tastes more like mead. Dont drink this one alone. Needs to be shared.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottled in 2003) 33 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Amber colour with a very weak head. Nice sweet aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol and dried fruit. Great sweet flavour with notes of malt and toffee. Ends up with a warm feeling from the alcohol. Very powerfull both in taste and alcohol. WAUW
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille-Forte odeur de malt. Pas de mousse. Couleur ambrée. Goût de céréale, d’alcool et de fort. Douce finition crèmeuse dans le palais. Embouteillée en 2003, elle aurait mériter à viellir davantage.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured, thin white head. Woody, sugary nose. Extremely sweet. Clear alcohol taste. Sticky mouthfeel.