xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
big bottle xmas gift from kirk82. deep brown with a billowing beige head. spicy gingerbread nose; frosking, cake on the nose. alcohol well hideen in the body, slightly sweet, quick finish. an easygoing, enjoyable brew. sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Pours brown with an off white head. Sweet with medium bitterness. Aromas of yeast, banana, orange, malts and plum/prunes. Full bodied. Mellow bitter finish, with some alcohol. Quite nice. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2005
Nice spicy aroma and deep red, brown colour. Flavor is fine too, very dark malts give that christmas feeling :)
A bit sweet too, hints of caramel. Nice one. FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Aroma of hobs and coriander with strong notes of cinnamon and allspice. Red brownish colour with a mostly lasting head. Good palate. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle, best before 9/16/07. Aroma of pine, slightly hoppy with some roasty dark malt including coffee and caramel. Dark, dark brown with a tall and frothy off-white head and great lacing. Caramel flavor, very malt forward with lots of oxidation flavors and some cardemom and coffee. Oxidation-cardboard just a little to much for me. Medium body with a metallic, mineral-like finish.
badgerben (5131) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma struck me as corriander; odd for the style. Basic malt taste with yet more corriander. Some fruit, but overwhelmed from the spice. Out of balance. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
On tap at Monks. Poured dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet oranges and spices. Flavors were dark fruit, carmel, and some mild licorice with a sweet orange citrus finish. Very tasty and alcohol well-masked. HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Creamy white fully lasting head, dark brown colour. Fantastic aroma with loads og orange and licorice, flavor just as good as aroma. Wonderfull palate, and it doenst taste of 8,5 ABV saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
(Bottled) Dark amber color with a small, beige head. Sweet and malty aroma with mandarine and some anise hints. Sweet, caramely-malty flavor with plums, licorice and raisins. Medium to full-bodied palate with medium carbonation. Hides the ABV well MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
A Mes rate:
25cl bottle from Lowlander. Very Christmas like aroma. Spicy, sugary and some treacle toffee. Great dark hazelnut body with reasonable head retention and average lace. Flavour is what you would expect. Heavy carmael, chocolate, spice and generally pudding like. No doubt this would be much too sweet for some but I like it. Bubbly palate but not too much so. Sweet alcoholic finish. Good stuff.