biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky brown with a nice creamy tan head. Musky sweet aroma with some plum and alcohol. Flavor is full of dark fruit with some cocoa and caramel. Finishes long and spicy. Very nice.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml - 2005 - Aroma is spicy, malty, fruity with strawberry, cranberry, raisin. Pours dark brown with nice medium head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with the alcohol becoming a factor. Palate is creamy and smooth. Quite tasty and a little time might mellow the alcohol and spice to be even better.
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Redbrown in colour with a small tan head. It has an aroma that is Fruity with plum and raisins. It’s flavour is fruity with dried fruits.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a medium brown with a thick tan head. The aroma was tantalizing with sweet spices and fruits. The taste is really smooth, way too smooth to be 9% abv. Sweet fruits and winter spices dominate the flavor. An excellent beer!
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Bottled. Hazy dark nutbrown colour with small beige head. Aroma of sweet plum and some hops. Flavour is sweet alcohol with plummy hints and some toffee.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. bottle. Dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of dark, dried fruits, sweet spices and roasted malt. Sweet malty flavor with some dried fruits, ginger, nutmeg and yeast.
onystrom (1324) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful amber-red color with great lasting head. Sweet but fully tasting x-mas beer, the best!
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew corked and caged marked 1/04 poured a large sized head of foamy of unnoted size mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was unnoted and very dark red brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild dark malt . Its mouth feel is initially tingly vinous with a slightly tingly mellow palate and a smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild malty caramel roasted notes and was nice Belgian Strong Ale flavor. Very good flavor almost yummyAn excellent beer that I would buy again.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light brown colored head. The body is a murky medium brown color. The aroma is tart with dark cherries. There is also ginger bread, pears and cinnamon. The taste is sweet with some rich pears, cinnamon, and a little chocolate. The finish is harsh with some old chewed bubblegum. I like the start, but not the end of each sip. Still, this is a solid beer.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red color with a thick and lasting head. Aroma is sort of funny like burned spices. Dark fruits and lots of spice in the flavor with a nice bready finish. Sparkling mouthfeel. Almost no trace of alcohol. Good stuff.