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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The third verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga incorporates vinous and oaky notes into a bold and spicy dark ale. Happy Holidays!

75% Belgian-Style Dark Ale,25% Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear dark red amber colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, sweet candy - can sugar, oak, plum - dried fruit. moderate yeasty, spicy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, oak, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft wit a fizzy note. [20111102]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown to orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted caramelish malty. Toasted malty and breadish to caramelish. Fruity, caramelish and toasted malty flavoured. Smooth roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, brettanomyces, grapes, spices, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, fruits, brettanomyces, wood, and grapes, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle at Sune. Hazy orange brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and cookies with notes of oak and spices. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, cookies and spices with notes of oak. Fruity and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottled (old backlog, had@Pikkulintu, Helsinki). Very deep ambery brown colour, close to black, with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is spices, burnt sugar, some bready and sweet malts along with some slight notes of alcohol. Flavour is sweet malts, ripe fruits, some berries, spices and mild burnt sugary notes. Also a slight alcoholic burn to it. Surprising that the palate is rather watery for a beer this big and stuffed with flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a cloudy orangey brown with a small and creamy of-white head. Overripe fruit in the nose, a little yeast and a slight tartness. Solid body, oxidized overripe fruitiness, again slightly tart and yeasty with a very discreet woody edge. Warming yet subtle alcohol in the finish. 141111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
27th March 2011
Very hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Even malt, slightly crispy and a little spicy. Trace of wood. Dry finish. Not much going on here, dull and disappointing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home(turned out to be 11111 rating .. thanks to Sev ... deep brown ... small tan head ... soft sweet cherry ... light spice roast malt nose ... spicedwoody fruity malts ... dark roast ... deep roast ... light woody bitterness ... deep dark rasisins I was so tempted to rate everything 1 for this one :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC First Birthday Party, London. I think I brought this one. Pours clear, rich ruby with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds ripe berries and light spice, some caramel, bread, honey and dark marmalade. Big sweet flavor with lots of caramel, light toasty toffee, great ripe fruits, plums, berries, raisins. Full bodied with average, heavy carbonation. Very sweet finish with plenty of ripe fruit sugars, cherries, plums, bready malts. Big sweet beer in general, some spices and plenty of ripe fruits all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Huge head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet dark fruits, spices, caramel, malt and hops.

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