Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a cloudy brown with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, spice, light fig and raisin and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, cocoa, toffee and spice with a smooth malty finish.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with tiny beige head. Malty aroma with hints of spices and overripe fruits. Flavor is sweet malty with overripe fruits and a spicy finnish. Alcohol well hidden.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Christmas Belgian collection box. Deep amber-chestnut body. Orange -amber-copper and a crisp off white whitish head. Yeasty and sweet as a pea, Yum! Go for it. !
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: from a 75cl bottle at Kerstfest, Essen.
Standard brown looks with a thin head. Yeast, orange and heavy artificial sweetness in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and yeasty with some harsh bready notes. Nothing special.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. Extremely dark brown, black perhaps, with a ginormous dark beige head. Aroma of a mincemeat pie. Flavor has lots of dark fruits- raisins and plums. The finish musters up some tobacco-like notes. Not exceptional in any category for $10 a bottle.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark, clear beer with brown bubbly head. in bottle. smells like plums and raisins. Sour and sweet, but not yeasty. Perhaps a bit more malt would make for a smoother palate. finish wasn’t quite right - bitter rather than sweet.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
#600 - Bottle shared at Dewbrewer’s tasting
Pours a rich dark brown with a creamy foamy tan head. Smells of caramel, raisins and brown sugar. Taste is rich brown sugary caramel and raisins again. Sort of reminded me of St. Bernard. 12, but a bit less carbonated. Alcohol hidden well and was nicely drinkable. Thanks!
Dedollewaitor (13028) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl. bottle: Pours dark brown with a fine red hew & creamy lasting head & lacings. Deep malty, yeasty, caramel, sweet, fruity - very inviting aroma. Slight roasted notes - various fruits - dark ones as well as orange. Medium bodied & soft mouthfeel. Not superior - but very drinkable.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from BevMo Carmel Mountain. Brew pours a very deep brown with a slight red hue. Great lacing left on the glass. Head was big and rocky (looked like the surface of the moon). Nose was raisiny and malty, for some reason I kept getting a slight hint of asparagus in the flavor, weird, but good!
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep rich brown color, nose is of molasses and raisins. Very carbonated and lively. Flavor is lightly spicy, with lots of molasses and raisin. Alcohol is very present. Decent enough, but nothing about this beer jumps out at me.