awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruddy-amber transulcent pour with an even soapy head. Aroma is very light, mostly orange with a hint of spice. Flavors are much more potent than the nose - orange, cinimmon and spice mostly. Finish is sweet and spicy, but not overly complex.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
VEyr strong but good, sometimes a little alcoholic and that is a little annoying sometimes, but the aroma and the appearance are awesome, alsothehead.
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - JAN 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unimpressed. This is one of the belgian beers that tastes like socks and ass. It’s a dirty amber color, the aroma is of skunk, and it was too expensive.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange color, little yellow head. Fruits, sweetness, medium warming alcohol in aroma with mild spices. Almost full bodied. Medium to strong alcohol, fruits and mild spices in flavor, alcohol dominates aftertaste, too much though.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250mL bottle from Hall’s Grocery / Colleyville TX (best before 6/07). A clear amber-gold pour with no head. Nose is fruity, not quite juicy fruit gum, but almost... with hints of alcohol. Flavor is lightly fruity, malts, with alcohol in the finish. Warming as it goes down the throat. It lingers in the mouth for a while. Alcohol is nicely hidden, not as "hot" as I thought it would appear.
MoritzF (9652) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy amber colour with a small foamy beige head. Sweet malty nose with caramel, yeasts and alcohol. Sweet flavour, full bodied, sweet malty, caramelly taste with a shy fruity tinge (oranges, peaches) and a strong malty, oily, a bit syrupy alcoholic finish. The alcohol is well integrated.
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EXCELLANT!!! very nice job by Dubuisson. poured a gorgeous brick color. with a nice fizzy head that left nice lacing. aromas consisted of caramel, burnt sugar, fruit, yeast, and a bit spicy. went down extremely smooth considering the 12% ABV. extremely good. be careful, it will sneak up on you. will defenitely purchase again.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma contains lots of fruit with candy sugar, toffee, and suprising no alcohol. Pours a dull cloudy orangish-brown with a fizzy off-white head that diminishes quickly. Lots of fruit and yeast, light candy sugar and and hints of raisin up front. Light toffee in the middle. Finishes with a light flowery bitterness and a big alcohol bite. More warmth than actual flavor, but the flavor is there.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had one of these at the Winking Lizard. Pours a cloudy red copper. The tall thick off
white head is fully lasting with fair lace, and is something you could float a quarter on..
Nose of fruit (berries and cream), and floral notes that strengthen as the brew warms. The
brew has a dominant sweet and warm alcohol character. A slight malt presence is
detected at the finish. The syrupy and rich body is soft and sticky.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle from BevMo. As the name suggests, this one pours amber and slightly hazed, with a small creamy white head. Sweet and bready, dried fruits and light spice with prominent alcohol notes - kind of like rum splashed fruit cake. Flavor is quite good, sweet and yeasty, citrus notes and lots of alcohol coming on, tastes like liquid short bread sugar cookies with orange zest along with hints of nutmeg and clove. A little harsh in the finish with a lingering alcohol burn. Medium body, velvety smooth and light tickly carbonation. Though this is different than their Noel seasonal, it’s still a nice holiday brew.