smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from World of Beer - light head, fruity, sugar, and light hops. Moderately spicy and ends with a dry finish. Very enjoyable
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from de hopduvel, very dark beer, good nose, a strong likeness oerbier
bierkitty (148) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of malt and Juniper. Dark brown and almost clear with a small tan head poured from the bottle. The flavor is warming, slightly sweet, fruity,and malty with a nice bite from the juniper. Well balanced......an enjoyable dessert.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity but has a light hoppy bitterness to it. This brew is something all its own.
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In between a dark sweet Belgian strong ale and a porter in style, possibly because it's a fairly fresh bottle. Enjoyable for me because I like both styles. The sweet dark candied fruit taste mixed with the dark roasted malts & dry light bitter finish works somehow and creates quite a decent beer.
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ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Draught @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome) - Excellent winter beer! Dark brown appearance, with a very exciting cream-yellow foam. Aroma of malts, fruits and caramel. Taste is sweet, malts, caramel, very spiced, a bit fruited and light hopped. Medium-high body. I loved it.
southamptonsam (114) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, rich, creamy beer. Well balanced complex flavor. Malty and not too sweet. One of the better Christmas beers.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black beer with some red highlights at the edges of the glass. A warming, malty smell with some corn sugar notes. Balanced fresh and hoppy taste.
bennylava (99) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours very dark with large tan head. Lots of different flavors: figs, dry sherry, roasted malt and oats. Oats flavor reminds me a little of Samuel Smith oatmeal stout but it is not the predominant element in this brew. Enjoyable, but doesn’t really stand up with best.
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: Pours a dark brown with a small creamy white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, fruits (red berries).
Taste: Fruit (red berries), caramel, raisins. Medium body and some carbonisation.
Alcoholically warming aftertaste.