hoppingmad1977 (11) - albany creek, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy mirky colour. Ripe banana and clove swirl around in it. Very fruity and intense mainly due to alcahol content. Real winter warmer that begs to be savoured. Seems to hit you pretty hard and wouldnt wanna drinkn too many of these. Very syruppy that lingers in your mouth
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby red color with a head that dissapates quickly, probably due to the high alcohol content. Very dark fruit in the nose with noticeable alcohol. The flavor is much the same with more alcohol in the finish. A warming beer.
Phil (180) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is amazing - Those SA christmas cake notes. Clove Lemony - Anyway, This beer gave me the sleepies on the BART - Backward and forwards 5x ! Concord to Civic Center backwards and forwards.... Eventually got off in WC! MAde the last bus back to Danville... Thanks Steve. It had to be this beer, not the jetlag, the 8 pints previous in the Toronado, and not to mention what I drank in Magnolias... Nice Beer tho.
probstblueribbon (3273) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11,2 oz. bottle (#053188) shared with Lubiere. Thanks Luc! Appearance: cloudy red-brown, lots of yeasty particles, no head. Aroma: vinous, sweet, molasses, big dried fruits, a bit of warm spice, mincemeat. Palate: thick and full-bodied, low carbonation. Flav.: chocolate, vanilla, fruit, toffee, butterscotch. Sweet with a pleasant alcoholic finish and a little bitterness. Would be fabulous for dessert, but I would let the yeast settle out for presentation.
mrjaxson (348) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired for $3 at Milwaukee’s Discount Liquor. Pours to a thin head and a cloudy auburn color. Berry scent, maybe a tad medicinal. Sharp attack to the tongue leads to a big but not overwhelming taste. Goes down pleasantly with a surprisingly smooth finish (considering how big it starts). Definitely recommended.
wraith (19) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 minimal head and lacing, christmas pudding and strong alcohol in aroma and flavour, very intense beer, im so stunned I dont know what to write, the only word that my mind can comprehend at the moment is ’good’. this is a good strong beer, a beer for experienced beer drinkers to savior.
Borup (7490) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a small head. Fruity and alcohol aroma. Flavour of wheat and alcohol.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown body, huge creamy light brown head; Big fat nose with loads of clove, some oak and quite a bit of ripe berries, mostly blueberries and cherry; The body is really thick (to thick), very little sparkle, only slightly bitter; It finishes with some length, slightly bitter and some aroma that are simpler then the nose. Very strange beer, especially its texture.
Braudog (5998) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Biergarden, Portsmouth VA, 10/28/06: This is what beer is all about. Bright but deep, dark red. Restrained but almost sour aroma. Also a bit of sour essence. Underlying brown sugar alcohol strength. Classic.
KVejsgaard (1) - DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is very close to perfect in my book. Very powerfull taste. Can’t be drunk quickly but must be enjoyed slowly on a cold night in front of the fire.