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 (4293) - 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.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Year old bottle at the 2nd East Croydon Beer Tasting, from Nelson Wines. It pours deep mahogany brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, nut, fig, syrup, Christmas spice, light smoke, pear and booze. The taste is fig, wood, dryness, raisin, currant, prune, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, chocolate and warming alcohol, with a dry woody finish. Full body, fine carbonation, good balance and depth of flavour. Delicious.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the East Croydon Beer Tasting, October 2011, thanks to Paul. Pours cloudy brown with a full, off-white head. Candi, booze, caramel malt, light yeast aroma. Very sweet flavor, berries, candi sugar, caramel and toffee. Medium to full bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Warm finish with slight sting, great fruit character, raisins, figs, plums and grapes. Light spices. Pretty superb stuff. Highly, highly drinkable.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummmm! Delicious blend of raison/grape fruit tones in a sweet belgian yeast which has a very complex envelope of leathery slightly vanilla spicey tones. Love this beer and have to thank Ron S. for it.
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 750mL corked bottle poured hazy brown with red highlights when held up to a light source. Aromas of caramel and roasted malts with some chocolate and spice. Tasted malty sweet with some yeast and spice and some hops in the finish. A very well done Christmas ale to enjoy for the holiday season.
pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from 2010. Red/brown with frothy biege head. Wasn’t a gusher but I loosened the cage, got distracted, and then it opened itself. Belgian yeast with some fruit, spices and alcohol. Highly carbonated and lively, medium bodied, sweet and spicy, warming on the way down, nice lingering spice taste. A very good Christmas beer - could probably age for a couple of years with good results.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
maledictum (754) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at home. Pours a transparent rootbeer color with off-white persistent head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, spices, licorice, and alcohol. Sweet with a mild tartness and flavors matching the aroma finishing lightly dry and spicy. Lively carbonation with light to medium body. Very rich, but balanced and well-integrated. Overall delicious.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2011 Slightly tart, fruit flavor. Prunes/berries, bananas, yeast, spices, lemongrass, and all that Belgian stuff. Good..