Beerhunter111 (17026) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, alkoholisch. Geschmack nach sehr reifen Früchten, röstmalzig, Gewürze, leicht alkoholisch.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy dull brown - looks dreadful in the glass. No hiss upon opening and no carbo visible. Aroma has apple, alcohol and rich malts - caramel and concentrated amounts of pale malt. Flat body, but alcohol arrives quickly and forcefully to minimize oiliness. Of course, this is merely replaced by heat. It carries alongside it an apple accent as well as slightly caramelized pears and peaches. Strongly alcoholic finish. I find the overall product too hot and the beer component too one-dimensional (read: dominated by the calvados). Decent at best.
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 brown (muddy) with little quick disappearing head. sweet barley malt caramel aroma and dark fruits. Wood/oak feel. Sweetness. Smooth, soft and filling texture. Medium carbonated. A bit warm from the alcohol. Slight Bitter and lasting finish. Exciting. Great! Re-rate March 2012. Dusty, dark fruit. calvados, caramel. Old bottle. Warmth from alcohol. 3,5.
chrisv10 (15289) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit, phenols and sugar. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, fruit, yeast, oak, calvados and warming.
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very yeasty and peppery marcipan aroma. Dark brown/orange cloudy colour. Flavour is malty, alcoholic, caramelly. Burnt aftertaste.
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Licorice notes. Very aged. Almost like a "fine wine" only not a "wine" and not all that fine (if that makes sense). Molasses pour. No head. Rated 4/12/10
Benzai (14119) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Hazy murky reddish color, small off-white head. Smell and taste a little infected and chemical. Some kind of sourness I don’t like anyway. Ok carbo, low to medium body.
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A vigorous escape upon opening. Aroma of yeast and fruity esters. Color is ripe apricot and the head is full and slightly rocky off-white. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is quite complex. Fruity, yeasty, malty, vinous. A touch of wood, and some bitter hop. A hint of citrus, could be coriander. Overall it’s really impressive. And not a hint of heat - pretty good for 12%. This may be the beer.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by wihorock. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sweet dark candy, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2003 vintage poured a cloudy dark copper with no head. Aromas of apple cider, spices, and some molasses. Palate was light bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of apples, brown sugar, spices, and carmel with a warming, lingering sweet finish.