planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, - DEC 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Pours a clear brown colour with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, sultanas, dark fruits, toffee. Flavours of dark chocolate, caramel, figs, brown sugar. Bitter-sweet warming mouthfeel. Finishes sweet, slightly bitter and warming on the throat. Excellent Christmas beer.
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. 2 years old. Pours a hazy, deep brown head and big, soapy, beige head. Careful aroma of dried fruit, berries, chocolate, dried meat and leather. A little careful. The flavour has more leather, meat, coffee, some chocolate and wood. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Proper dark Belgian ale but a little light maybe.
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark mahogany with a huge beige to yellow head, some lacing. The aroma is sweet with brown sugar, sweet caramel, fruity with grape sugar and ripe dark fruits, banana, and some vanilla. The taste is sweet and balanced with some bitterness. Very smooth and pleasant palate, easy to drink, nice Christmas beer.
Maakun (823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rootz festival. Amber with big off white head. Very sweet malty with caramel and candy, licorice, lots of spices. Very sweet, medium to full bodied. Meh
Mark_Eck (773) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet with dark fruits and spices, can’t taste the higher abv.
migajos (201) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap atHopsters, Warsaw, Poland. Weak aroma and taste. Nkthing special. Just regular belgian ale. Cant really feel christmas spices. Not recommended.
VastActiv (3075) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, dry fruits, spices, anise, Belgian yeast and malts.
AdiBeer (1505) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: sugar syrup, caramel, cough syrup, spices. Appearance: clear, dark amber, massive, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: massive carbonation, cough syrup again, very intense caramel malt, alcohol. Overall: almost tastes like medicine, too intense, too fizzy. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.
kacyper (333) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolor ciemno brązowy. Aromaty belgijskie, śliwkowe, przyprawowe. W smaku alkoholu nie czuć. Odczucie w ustach śliskie.
janubio (440) - SPAIN - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-reddish colour, with huge head that leaves a good lace and crown. Smell of dark fruits, spices, nutmeg licorice, cinnamon and almonds. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: spices, licorice, almonds, dark fruits.
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Beatiful deep brown colour with nice beige foam. Nose of dark fruit with spices (aniseed!). Light sweet with bitter finish. Spicy aftertaste. Good beer.