anders37 (25612) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with an off-white head. Malty warming alcohol aroma with hints of dark fruits. Dry malty warming bitter flavor with hints of dark fruits. Sweet malty warming finish with some bitterness.
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
finally gotcha! daek copper..good thick head, 1 fat finger!..sweet twisted choc smell...nicely masked for me, but for my pilsener loving uncle,a little harsh...this is full and complex and fruity and warming yet subtle but an ass kicker! good, an aged sample is what alludes me now!
mgardner (8) - Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Flying Saucer Charlotte. Brilliant ruby, dark amber. Faint smell of alcohol. Very sweet, nice spice character. Canít taste the alcohol too much, but definitely warms you.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Dark amber - white head. A lot of sweetness, caramel, spicy, resin (hoppy), bread, vary complex, hides the 12% alc. but leaves a warming feeling.
Dedollewaitor (15908) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 25 cl. Clear amber with little white fast disappearing head. Aroma of sweet malts and spices. Dark fruits (plum) Taste is sweet and spicy with clear alcohol notes. Pleasant bitter lasting finish. Alcohol warmth (again)
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!.....did this beer ever pack a punch! Bottle from Bev Mo in La Mesa. Pours a very deep amber color with a nose of Mostly dar fruits such as plums and raisens. I had no idea it was 12%!!
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske fŚet af vores Ýlpusher pŚ vesterbro. Klar kastanje med lille rŚhvidt skum. SÝd som bolsjer (kongen af Danmark) i duften og sma
ger alt for meget af mandelessens. Det er ikke en favorit.
mjg74 (3078) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo La Mesa. Pours a dark amber color with little head. Strong rich aroma consisting of dark fruits, raisins, and alcohol. Some apple aroma and a little tobacco. Very spicy dark fruit flavor with some alcohol burn. Strong malty finish. Alcohol isnít as noticable in the finish. Enjoyable sipper.
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 First rate 4.2 Very Christmasy. The taste is too malty to be top notch for me, but other than that, there is little to complain about. Good spices.
Second rate shown in score only.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This I like. Dark brownish in color. Very rich in taste, there is sweet chocolate (lots), butterscotch and and a wall of hoppy bitterness in the background. Aroma is pretty much the same save the bitterness and add roasted malt. A very firey mouthfeel due to the alcohol is very present, but it never gets too heavy. Overall a great beer I would love to have again on some chilly winterís night.