Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at poechenellekelder. Pours dark brown with a creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous. Roast and dried fruits. Massive taste of dark fruits. Plums and raisins.Sour fruity notes and caramel. Long end & full bodied. Very nice.
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Bruges. Black, thin beige head. Choccy nose, bit of boozyness on aroma. Liquorice, I really don’t like liquorice. Boozy too. Pretty much not in my palate. All wrong for me, but nothing wrong with it.
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Bottle. Malty aroma. Dark brown colour. Malty, sweet flavour. Nice mouthfeel. Warming alcohol.
yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A brown, clear beer topped by a finger-thick, dense, beige head. The aroma has some solvent hints, with crocant, roasted malts and dark dried fruits. Dried fruits, plums and some roasted malts in the flavor, slightly bitter and alcoholic in the finish. Smooth on the palate, full-bodied. A quite nice beer, but far from world class. 110916
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (after a eurofins summerparty). Black - light brown head. Berries, roasted, sweetness, yeasty, cherry, grease, leather, bark, port like. Alcoholic nose. Rather pleasant taste, but sweet & sharp aftertaste...
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red ruby, quickly vanishing expresso head. Crisp - fruits, berries and malts in the nose, not very strong aroma. Plums, raisins and a bit of brown sugar in the sweetish palate. Very thin and watery. Does not show much ABV or anything else.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with an average-sized tan head. Aroma of toffee, licorice, and coriander. Flavor of sweet mlats, coriander, and other spices. Palate was a little thin.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle, best by 2/08) Small beige head atop murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, candi sugar, raisin, some molasses, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some raisin/plum, faint chocolate. Light-medium body holds the alcohol fairly well.
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A very murky brown with a small film head. Powerful aroma. Sweet, raisins, dark caramel, some distant chocolate or cocoa. Quite light body - surprisingly so! Flavour is ominated by liqourice and a roasted bitterness with some vanilla and chocolate as well. Disappointing taste compare to aroma.
Travlr (11132) - 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.