Travlr (14780) - 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.
yngwie (14775) - 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
harrisoni (14715) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - 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.
Theis (14128) - 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...
MiP (14007) - 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.
TBone (13638) - 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.
Rasmus40 (12822) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 180112
bu11zeye (12109) - 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.
bhensonb (12055) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt aroma; not much, if any, fruit or juniper. Dark brown color with a deep ruby that comes out under halogen. A beige/tan head that was reluctant to stay. A little berry fruit as the glass approaches the nose. Ok. The flavor starts with some pretty decent berry fruit - not tracing that to the juniper, which is leaving an evergreen note. The body is near full, and the carbonation is creamy. The malt is heavy caramel. The hop is not present? The juniper is low key, but ever present. This is an especially pleasant ale. The finish is sugary, but when that washes away, there is mild, persistent bitter. A really well done ale.