Franksv6 (698) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unclear black beer with a white head, medium carbonation.Taste is fruity, raisins, herbs, caramel, medium sweetnes and some good slcohol
pivnizub (9727) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille: Cloudy, deep ruby-amber coloured, very stable creamy off-white head; rather "unsweet" port-vinous and caramelly nose, several dried fruits - as expected - included, delicate traces of wood as well; moderate to solid sweet and also bitter flavour, full bodied, what else; lingering fruity-woody and caramelly finish. Complex and well balanced…
cattaneopapa (246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 bottle from LCBO. %10 alc./vol. Pours an opaque brown colour with two finger of lasting head. Aroma of cherries, plums, and dark fruits. Taste matches the aroma with some Belgian yeast notes and finishes dry and hoppy. Lively carbonation.
duganc (20) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I started buying and holding for 12 months before enjoying. This is my 3rd(4th) year doing so. It ages well. Good lacing and down to a small head after 15 mins in glass. Sweet yeasty candy nose with a long finish. Dark Amber appearance but with a nice clarity to it. Always pleased with this ale. Merry Christmas!
DarkMagus (487) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of candi sugar, dried cherries, and caramel. Flavors were full-on sugary estery cherry cough drop magic. Mouthfeel was ultra velvet, almost creamy/foamy. Well-carbonated (came from a 750ml bottle under some high pressure). Reasonably dry finish. Alcohol barely noticeable. Really good!
JimmyBoy74 (493) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl systembolaget. En riktig goding som dracks till årets julbord. Kul med nya belgiska bekantskaper.
drmet (615) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-pours a cloudy brown with ruby tinges and a big,quickly dissipating,foamy,offwhite head
-plums,raisins,figs,spices,fruitcake,van the nose plus caramel and herbs
-medium to full body
Very good Christmas Ale of the fruity variety.However theres quite a few better Belgian ones (Delirium Noel,N’ice Chouffe,Kasteel Winter)
mrjez (245) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
L: pours a dark burgundy, with a huge beige head of foam.
S: a big bright aroma of Belgian yeast and packed with dark fruit. Like a Christmas fruitcake, very appetising.
T: doesn’t quite live up to the nose, but follows it flavour-wise. Drinks a bit more like a triple to me, bright yeast esters, noticeable alcohol, fruity notes.
F: the mouthfeel is medium-full, very creamy and spritzy at the same time.
O: it doesn’t match the Abt, but made for a great bottle with Christmas lunch.
SimonBlok (101) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours chestnut brown with big beige head. Aroma: caramel, butterscotch, banana, red fruits. Taste: high sweetness with low to medium bitterness. Notes of banana and allspice. Texture is oily. Carbobation is lively.
bikbo (49) - - DEC 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma a alcohol, hierbas. Color marrón, espuma poco abundante. Sabor a caramelo, lúpulo, ligero toque a frutos rojos.