SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle; thanks to grownfool for the trade; clear dark gold pour with thick, egg white head fading slowly; dense light brown in the glass; aromas of sweet candy malt, white sugar, spicy lemon, earthy phenols; spicy flavors with sugary dried fruits and chewy malt; definitely sweet, but there is a deep smoothness and creamy texture to it and the sweetness level is just about perfect; oaky dry finish with vanilla cookies, lemons and sugary malt; quite nice overall
thornecb (4095) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Dark pit fruit and oak aromas. Sweet dark oaked pit fruit covered caramel soaked in earthy candi.
chrisv10 (9688) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Hazy golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, wood and spices.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark hazy orange pour with a large white head. Lots of vinous dark fruit and barrel notes in the aroma with an ever present spicy yeasty dough. The flavor holds tons of dark fruit plums, raisins, and grapes with more vinous barrel and spicy yeasty dough. A delicious quaff.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of weak port, rotten fruit, feel and carb are medium, taste is mild cherry, plum, alcohol and late weak sweet hops.
phredrik (998) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ŘlKonsortiet Christmas tasting Aroma has some very obvious yeast components, orange peel, cinnamon, raspberries. I have a hard time finding the oak. Taste is rather sweet and spicey, and the yeast really shines trough, orange peel and christmas spices. Really easily drinkable and very good.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Gene for this one! Bottle pours cloudy burnt amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, with notes of caramel, bread, and dusty yeast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of orange peel, marshmallow, and a pinch of caramelized brown sugar. Overall body is full and creamy with light to moderate sweetness, no real bitterness, and a touch of alcohol.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Gene! Nice to meet you! Hazy caramel colored pour, Nice fruity aroma with some caramel, bready notes, yeast. Flavor is a nice mix of yeast, stone fruit, caramel, yeast, bready notes. Good shit!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Pours a clear dark golden color with copper highlights and floaties, the head is thin and offwhite. Aroma of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. Solid flavor of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and soft carbonation. Very good.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
head: semi creamy , beige
colour: orange/amber, dusty
smell: malts, coconut, alcohol, sweet, almunds, grains, salt
taste: creamy, coco flavour in the start, malty bitter, alcoholic, and sweet in middle, oranges, punching strong and alcoholic in the end , aftertaste is dry , earthy and grassy