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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A Belgian style dark ale brewed with spices. The fourth verse of our Twelve Beers of Christmas saga incorporates gingerbread-like spice into a rich and robust dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, ginger bread, spicy, pumpkin alike, ginger. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy, caramel, ginger bread, roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120330]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced, dark malty, light metallic and liqourice. Thick malty, dense liqourice, fruity, spiced and light phenolic. Dark overripe fruity and liqourice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of ginger combined with medium notes of cardemomme, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardemomme, caramel, bread, malt, and ginger, leading to a dry bready and spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque dark brown with a warm reddish hue and a beige hue. Heavy aroma of prunes and dates and a little spice as well. Solid body, low carbonation, again lots of oxidized dark fruits and a little indefinable spice. Warming alcohol finish. Almost Quad-like. Nice! 280112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy clove and star anise aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dry flavor. has a sweetish malty dry spicy finish with hints of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy dark brown beer, short lived pale tan head. Smooth palate turning crisp because of biting fine carbonation. Sweet dark malts. Well spiced but no dry gritty spice. Semi dry finish. Okay sweet spicy beer. Hides the abv well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at chrisOs ... dark brown ... thin lacing ....dark malts ... heavily spiced ...little to cold ... dark malts ...ark vine fruits ... heavy mlts ... heavy body ... barleysugers ...big spice .. ok but too heavy ... no real depth

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Draft. Very dark maroon brown, brown edge head. Aroma of vanilla, sesame seeds, dark coffee, cocoa. Taste is thick dark silky coffee with light spice and subtle burnt cocoa. Gorgeous mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at Chriso Easter Tasting 2012. very dark brown. Lasting tan head. Spicy dark malt. Its a dark spicy brown beer. Itsok but spice is not great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at HaandFestival 2012. A lightly unclear beer, dark brown in color and topped by a dense, finger-thick beige head. Bready nose with caramel, fresh fruits, figs, tobacco, leather and pumpkin pie spices. Really complex and pleasant, of the kind you can sit and enjoy for quite some time before having the first sip. The flavor is equally complex, but I think it lacks a bit to be at the same level as the aroma. There’s bitterness, caramel-ish and bready malts, dried figs, tobacco and leather, and the same nice pumpkin spices found in the aroma. Full-bodied, lightly warming and with a fine level of carbonation. Considering the ABV level, it hides the alcohol well in all stages. Bitter finish with tobacco, leather, dried fruits and some spices, as well as dark bread and caramel. A wonderful and complex beer I’m looking forward to having once more. 120505

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