sheep (93) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2012
330ml bottle, bbe 29/09/12. Appearance is cola-brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is pure gingerbread and christmas spices,not much else. Maybe a hint of roast. I can’t say it’s not pleasant, it’s just that if I wanted to smell gingerbread I’d bake some, not go for a beer. Taste is musty and flat with some roasty malt and christmas spice. Well carbonated but the mouthfeel is thin and watery. Not very good. toffeeslot (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
A fun spiced beer. Gingerbread, cloves, warming alcohol. Pretty good Christmas beer. rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of cinnamon buns with Christmas soda.diabel (1713) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
Appearance: The beer is clear brown, with a large slowly rededing tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste is surprisingly not sweet at all, bread, cinnamon, bitter cocoa beans.
Palate: Medium carbonation, medium body with small bubbles, a very dry feeling.
Overall: Actually a bit unbalanced in it’s lack of sweetness.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-12-02.
Deep black body with an off-white head. Spicy aroma of ginger, cinnamon (strong!) and malts. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour with distict spicy touch. tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
Penniä, Helsinki. Deep brown color, tan head. Strong cinnamon and clove aroma. Spicy flavor with lots of cinnamon and ginger. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Interesting and not half bad.
Strong aroma has lots of christmas spices: cinnamon, clove, ginger, syrup. Dark red/brown to black, quite long beige head. Taste has elements from aroma and roasted coffee. Medium body, soft feel, sweet with drying finish. Like a giant hristmas cookie. Quite unusual and fun beer. Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark, almost black color. Small beige head, stays. Cloves, ginger, bready, yeasty aroma. Mild bitter, ginger, cocoa beans, watery flavor. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry, 18/06/12. 188 shopping days to go. Been a while since I’ve had a Dog so I’m eager to get stuck in. Deep ruby with a slim, blotching tan head. Surprising, Flemish sour edge and caramel aroma with mulled red wine. Heavily mulled taste with ginger and clove; some burnt wood and ill-matched, lingering bitterness. Regurgitated orange juice? Feels more alcoholic than its modest ABV. Ultimately not enough flavour or depth to carry the spices. Did nothing to enhance my mid-June sense of christmasiness. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2012
The head is robust, the body black. It smells thyme-spicy. The taste is thyme-spicy a bit ginger and herb. Very special one, but for me to much spices. 11/7/7/8/9/8 kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
Chocolate, spicy, roasty, nuts, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, citrus, basement aromas, citrus