quiznoaz (281) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown pour, nice head. Aroma of malt, with a slight hint of sweet (or overripe) fruit. Malty flavor, and sweet, with a hint of caramel. Nice body and mouth-feel, with the alcohol noticeable but not unpleasant.
Woc (11) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 edition. Very big thick foamy head, it takes a while until it settles down a little bit. Very nice red colour. Beer is kind of sweet but I like it this way. Pretty strong but you cannot really taste the alcohol.
boFNjackson (3573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Bottle... Poured deep brown/reddish with a moderate khaki head. This rounded out nicely. Nose had a faint licorice tone with dark fruits. Tasted of figs and prunes with some malt sweetness up front. Seemed like it would turn boozy or cloying, but it dried out and finished clean and balanced.
maekchu (1086) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Sharp, tangy fruity aroma. Dark brown color wtih small head. Very sweet initial; in mid the bitterness kicks in, along with yeast and some spice; finishes with a sort of powdered sugar sweetness. Medium body. Very pleasant. Not outrageously sweet. I like the lip-smacking tang.
Idiosynkrasie (1830) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Clear dark reddish copper colour with huge, foamy, lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Herbal caramel malty aroma has an explicit liquorice note, anise, hints of dark berries. Taste is initially moderately sweet, has notes of liquorice and anise, later more dry and herbal overtones.
hoju (5) - FRANCE - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from grande epicerie. Smells a bit like other belge beers. Sweet smell. Brown. Tastes like karamalet , fruity pebbles. A bit too sweet, but it’s pretty good.
jstraw (1647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mostly clear red-amber with massive, flotsam, tan head / Lively, bright nose of candied, medicinal orchard fruit and herbs / Medium body, vibrant fine-bubble carbonation, lightly sour and modest sweetness, delicate with good hopping, and some bitterness on the finish / Elegant flavors of turning apple, caramel, pecan, leather, root beer and other herb, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and oak / Great stuff.
Bamsen78 (819) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel and roast. Medium dry finish. Good.
MadRobin (989) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear mahogany with thin khaki head and very good lacing
Aroma of caramel, bread, raisins, plums, cinnamon and fruit cake.
Taste of alcohol, raisins, caramel, bread, plums and cinnamon.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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harbert (83) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a foam, beautiful lasting head. Spicey caracter, aniseed, malts and some floral tones. Nice dry finish. Well balanced.