Lilja (1545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft av karamell, bränt socker, torkad frukt, russin, plommon, choklad. Söt men välbalanserad, portvinskaraktär. Mycket gott.
johnnnniee (2181) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights at the edges and a huge fluffy tan head that recedes to lace on the sides of the glass. Aroma’s of holiday spices, thick caramel and molasses with a slight fruity twang. The spice character for me is quite strong and overpowers most of the nose, but I actually think it is starting to tame a bit from the first time I had this brew. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with lots of thick sugar, caramel, and molasses. The spices and yeasty flavors provide a nice balance midway through before a shot of ethanol hits that I can trace moving down my throat. Sweet lingering sugary gingerbread house sits on the palette like gum drops long after every sip. Thick body with a sweet somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, and a light to moderate level of carbonation. I think I enjoyed this a lot better than when this was fresher, I think the flavors have come together a little bit better. This is no two turtle doves, but I enjoyed sipping on it for a while.
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
COMEON! I dont want any more beers from these guys. Overly sweet and syrupy with a distinct hot garbage aroma. Lots of cloves and prunes with cloying sweetness. The drains first beer of the night.
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uts: mørk rødbrun, moderat skum og kullsyre.
Duft: mørk malt, nellik, krydder, rugbrødskorpe.
Smak: mye malt, sødme og hint av brød, lite frukt og gjær.
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big sweet spicey booze bomb. Probably everything I hate in a beer is in this beer
Huhzubendah (2413) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers brown bread, yeast, holiday spices, cinnamon. Thinner than I expected. Slightly sweet with notes of molasses, hints of dark fruit. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Lingering bready yeast. Pretty tasty.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flöska. Hazy deep dark brown colour, red-brown hue, beige head. Aroma of spice (cinnamon) dark malts. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty cinnamon spiced. Sweet quite spiced brew.
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ cecil spring tasting. Cloudy brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is spices, cinnamon, malt. Flavor is also spices, cinnamon, caramel.
Plovmand (6313) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours very dark brown with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin and sweet malt. The flavor is light roasted, caramel, lots of spices and light licorice.
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cecil spring tasting... It pours clear very dark brown with a small tan head... The aroma is cinnamon, spicy and light dark fruit aroma.... The favor is Sweet malt, light roasted, spices and cinnamon....