jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a pleasant appearance. It was a very carbonated beer that tasted great. This was the first beer I tried that was corked.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 Dark red-brown colour. Diminishing off white head. Aroma is caramel sweet hints of roasted. Full body, light bitter taste, little bit malty. Bitter sweet and alcoholic finish.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, warm, strong. hints of a heated rum raisin, mixed with dark bread. Pleasurable mouthfeel, not to hot on the tongue, sits nice and heavy in the cheeks.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
08/03 on the cork: A hazy, light brown color with a red hue and a dense, tan head that is persistent. Aroma is heavy on milk chocolate and dark cherry. I smell no herbs or spices as suggested by the commercial description. Flavor is quite straightforward but very pleasant and shows an interesting profile. It starts very creamy and chocolatey, then acidity kicks in though mild, then the creamy chocolate along with cork kicks back in, and then a smack of bitterness breaks the palate again, then the butter, bubblegum, dark cherry, big sweetness, and chocolate lead into a velvety, lush finish. I remember this two years ago and it tasted like nothing but bubblegum and dark malt. This has improved considerably.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a generous tan head. Full bodied. Caramel aroma. Malt taste with caramel and banana undertones.
FCØlogVand (1) - North Zeeland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe the best x-mas beer for the typical danish x-mas meal of roast pork, red cabbage and gravy! A very rich body, smooth tast and with a fine overall appereance.
Bottles with 0.75 / 1.5 liters are best!! Serve at 9-10 C./ 75 F.
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 Nice lasting beige head. Ruby, brown colour. Aroma with caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel alcoholic flavour with notes of dried fruit, yeast and herbs. Mild finish. A favorite x-mas ale.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap. Wonderful apperance, with a very tight and long-lasting head atop a beautiful burgundy brew. Sweetish, complex, lots of fruit and that Belgian yeast flavor. Very good, warming.
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Medium, brownish head. Dark brown. Spicy, complex aroma and flavor. Not too sweet.
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brownish colour. Taste of caramel and nuts. Medium lasting head. Nice full body with lots of taste