fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy deep brown color with a average good lacing light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet, Light yeasty, smoke. sugar, alcohol, leather. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic.
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with almost no head. Nice sweet fruity aroma of roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel - alcohol is a bit sticky. Roasted malty with bread like taste. Plum and raisins. Fruity finish. Little bitterness.
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A very dark red beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dusty stored fruits, as well as raisins and plums, caramel, and cloves. The flavor is quite sweet with strong fruity notes, peaches, plums, and grapes, as well as raisins, but also with light notes of cloves, and licorice. The mouthfeel is somewhat sparkling, and the alcohol tingles the tongue.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy chestnut brown with a warm, reddish hue and a small, beige head. Warm, delicate aroma of dried and overripe fruits. Quite full-bodied, sweetish vinous with lots of roasted malt and dried fruit. Rather warming alcohol in the finish. Very delicious. 270507
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Sweet aroma dominated by dreid fruits with notes of caramel and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of dried fruits, caramel and liquorice with notes of alcohol and hops.
Hoppy and alcoholic finish.
oh6gdx (23659) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma strong alcohol, plum and hops. Yeast, raisins, alcohol and soap in flavour. Some sweet caramel also, but the beer felt somewhat unbalanced in my opinion.
omhper (21885) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Bottled. Hazily dark brown. The aroma is dominated by pineapple and burnt mal. Solidly malty. There’s toffee and butter as well as some apricot jam. The finish is dryish with notes of dried fruits.
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty spicy dark fruit and caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy dark fruit, chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a weak roasted malty spicy caramel finish.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 25th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A dark winter beer. Dark malts with pleasant fruit. Crisp and easy drinking for it’s abv.
30th October 2014
A 2008 bottle. Hazy deep amber beer, bubbly cream colour head. Palate is light, good fine carbonation. Smooth malts, little caramel. Nice tangy fruits, dried fruits and a touch of cherry. Whisper of spices. More complex mature fruits on the finish. Aged nicely!
Travlr (17646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark maroon color with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Scant lacing.
Aroma has bitter chocolate, raisins, vanilla and roasted malt.
Flavor begins with milk chocolate and progresses to dark fruits and spice. Complex and interesting.
Definitely a top Christmas beer.