b79turner (246) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark brown color with a 2-3" fluffy head. This beer is very similar to Abt 12, I can’t see or taste much difference between the two. Both very good beers.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 12/11-2011) Very large lasting light brown head, slightly unclear dark amber color, spicy Belgium yeast aroma, smooth taste, slight alcohol aftertaste. BB date 08.09.16, most likely bottled in 2011.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle....It pours hazy dark brown with a very large fluffy tan head..... the aroma is caramel, sweet malty, spices and dark fruit......the flavor is yeast spices, sweet malt, caramel.... spicy and alcohol finish.....
OmegaX (1365) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass. Pour is nice and bubbly. I got a voluminous head that filled the whole glass without a huge pour, haha. Nice and dark, like a burnt bread color with a off white head. Smelled of spices; yeasty with notes of ginger and clove. Some banana in the mix. Very pleasing. Tasted similar and malty with tons of spicy yeast flavors. Very appealing with well hidden alcohol. Warming and soothing to the core. Nice and drinkable. Great.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice bubbly brown body, looks like fire (intense carbonation). Smells like dried fruits, grapes and malt. There is a slight hop presence in the flavor, but otherwise heavy malts and dark fruits with a nice mellow finish. The high alcohol is hidden very well in the dry finish with just a hint of cloves.
madslaursen (11) - - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
God helstøbt juleøl med lidt umami-smag. Bliver dog lidt for sød i længden.
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, dark brown-amber color, with a thick bubbly beige head, yeasty, spicy, chocolatey dark dried fruit nose, of dates, raisins, figs, with a sweet toasted, caramel, biscuity, bready malt, brown sugar accent, with a faint lavender, rose flower petal, fruitcake note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth, yeasty, fruity, spicy, roasty, toasted, caramelized, bready, biscuity malt, chocolatey character, with some coriander, brown sugar, cookie dough, faint candied orange, tangerine peel, dried raisin, date, fig, plum flavours, with some light chocolate chip cookie, brandyish liquor notes, and a brown sugar, faint molasses undetone sweetness, leading towards a warming, yeasty, fruity, spicy, light chocolatey finish.
Benzai (12328) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at Scopeys 2nd East Croydon Beer tasting, thanks to Paul. Pretty clear amber color, small off-white head. Smell is just sweetness. Taste sweet, alcohol, red fruits. High carbo, medium to full body. Decent beer, but too much carbo.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy white head. Nose is sweet malts, phenolics, and cinnamon with other holiday spices. Flavor is sweet complex malts and dark fruits. Dry with alcohol warmth in the finish.
DialSquare (4056) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle courtesy of Lynn. Huge fluffy head that sticks around forever. Belgian yeast, dough, syrup and spices. Taste is cinnamon, brown sugar, dark fruit, coriander and sweet. Warm burn on the way down. Nice sipper - spices aren’t overdone. Sitting by the fire on a cold night brew.