redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to Solan for bringing this out! Caramel malts with some toffee, and grapefruity hops. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a thin white head. Caramel malts, cereal grains, with slight piney hops with citrusy grapefruit flavors! Solid beer not bad!
Rune (6961) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, vintage 2005, bb.01.09. Thanks to Skinnyviking. After the noisy pour has settled there are only a few, thin patches on the surface of a shiny, dark brown red-tinged body. Inviting smell of sweet chocolate malts. Earthy malt in the forefront opening up to a balanced blend of different kinds of malts with spicy hints. The aftertaste has got discreet notes of bitter dried fruits. Tolerable sweet. Natural carbonation. Satisfying Christmastime in this one, but more depth would have been appreciated [Tromsø, 30.12.2008].
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
murky light brown under a medium sized creamy brown head. pleasant fruity, hoppy, tangerine, cinnamon? aroma. flavors of orange, cinnamon, caramel. low carbonation. light to medium bodied.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance of muddy river water, 3 or 4 bubbles. Weak and watery with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar. Too many other great winter beers out there this year to waste mush time with this one.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, thanks shadrach. Small beige head atop murky brown body, dead yeast aplenty. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, anise/cinnamon, light orange, yeast. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, caramel, light cinnamon, yeast. Light-medium body.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks argo0. Dark Brown, cloudy, medium beige head, some lacing. Aroma is raisin, spice, fruit, yeast. Flavor is yeasty, some plum, fruitiness, orange peel. The flavors are not too strong, but there nonetheless. Slight dry finish, maybe a touch of ginger. Good balance. Although It tastes Belgian to me and not English at all.
TheDog (512) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige fizzy head (quickly dissapeared). Aroma and taste of dark caramel, sugar, yeast, fruit and orange citrus. Very nice and well balanced without the typical danish micro xmas spices anis. Well balanced sweetness and mouthfeel. yummy!
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma:dark fruits, perfume or soap, hops. in general appealing. Looks very promising, dark red/brown with large vanilla flavored head. flavor : a little watery. well balanced, so well i have to sip a few times to figure what it tastes like. half a glass later i still have no clue. but it’s good. Not the best christmas brew out there, but well crafted.
Bragesnak (5155) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK.
Spiced with x-mas notes and hop character, Sweetnes is balanced.
Stefano (1842) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown colour with a small tan head. Malty spicy aroma with some hoppy hints. Flavour is yeast, spices, caramel, malt, hop, roasted.