MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle poured into an English pint. SC(KCN) pours murky and brown with a large fluffy head and generally looks like a cola float. This beer smells like figs, alcohol and bread pudding. The flavor is full of dark fruits like plum, apricot, raisin and figs. The large head gives it a strangely carbonated body that is unusual with the dark fruit flavors. This beer could almost be a raisin soda. The noel spices and carbonation make the finish similar to soda or Pop-Rocks. This is an interesting beer and tasty but not something I would drink on a regular basis.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Copper pour with a fizzy but very lasting off-white head and light carbonation. Aroma is very sweet with lots of dark fruits, plums, sugar, figs, Belgian yeast, and some bubblegum. Very fruity flavor on the tongue at the beginning. Lots of bubblegum and fig notes followed by a middle of spiced yeast, and a dark fruit finish that is both bitter and spicy. Alcohol is very well hidden and the aftertaste is warm and spicy.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a date brown color with a nice frothy head. Malt plum, fruit notes in the aroma. Not heavy on the flavor, semi-sweet notes of figs, raisins and caramel. A light tartness on the palate, very smooth, easy drinking for a 7.4. Ends on some sweet high notes, definitly a nitecapper.
SaintMatty (6804) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Bottle - Brown in colour with a foamy tan head. Fruity and lightly spicy aroma with a noticeable hoppiness. Fruity taste with raisins, vanilla and a nice fruity and hoppy finish.
Beer5000 (5900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Dark, reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, spices, fruit and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty, dry fruit, brown sugar and spicy with alcohol.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty bready aroma; chestnut brown w/ red highlights, creamy mid-sized head. Quite grainy flavor, light sweetness, like Hawaiian bread. Soft, velvety texture, very easy drinking.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is a red mahogany color and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of malt, dark fruits, prunes, dark syrup, light yeast and spice. The flavour has sweetness and notes of candy sugar, caramel, figs, plum, raisin, light yeast and spice. It is smooth, nice, but not as voluminous or powerful as many other in the same style.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Bottle - APours brown with a medium off white head...aroma is dried fruit and alcohol burn...flavour follows...fruity, dark sugar but finishes savory,,,decent brew...
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Bierloods I think. Deep deep ruby piled with beige. Demerara, HP Sauce, juicy prune, mouldering apple and dusting of chocolate aroma. Caramel and coriander smoothness, brown sugar sweet and apple-accented. Black cherry booziness, but not overpowering. Slky with cooked sugar, dark fruit and yeast. Pretty good.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Kerstbierfestival Essen (B). A little hazy dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy head. The aroma of cherry fruits with malt and some hop. The taste is fruity like cherries/berries, sweet malts with a little sour in the back. The aftertaste is a little bitter.