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 (3307) - 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 (276) - 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 (7905) - 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 (14997) - 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
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2009 Craggy , sudsy, light khaki head over a rich maroon beer with fine particulate. Candied ginger nose with a robust maltiness, melanoidin richness, and various candied dark fruits. Medium to high sweetness (accounting for some alcohol sweetness), moderate cola-like acidity and low bitterness. Malty and rose-like retronasal; aroma begins to show solvent notes. Medium body with a sticky texture and tingling carbonation. Some higher alcohols ding an otherwise straightforward, reasonably well attenuated and malty-fruity sipper.
19.11.2009 update, 33 cl bottle, best before 02.09.2011.
Original rating. Muddy brown-red hue with a frothy tan and off-white head. Light caramel, heavy pears, fruity pebbles, vinous, fruit flavored sugar candy, herbal, cinnamon. Moderately-heavy sweet, moderately acidic (sharp) flavor. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, slick texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brownish colour. Taste of caramel and nuts. Medium lasting head. Nice full body with lots of taste.