harrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Hazy amber. Some white bubbles. Some sherry tawny port. Stands up very well. Good port fruit. Some sweetness some dryness. Touch of tobacco. Interesting. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - DEC 1, 2015
Sampler @ De Dolle Brouwers, Esen - BE. Color: dark brown golden amber beer clear with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: caramel, toffee, sweet sugar. Sugar cane. Brown sugar. Barrel notes. Really nice complexity. Alcohol finish. Taste: oily and sweet caramel taste. Alcohol notes. Caramel. Aftertaste: caramel and alcohol. Toffee. TimE (6067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Old crappy notes, so bear with me. Madeira, caramel, cherries, coffee crisp jump out of the nose. So much going on. The mouth feel is creamy, and velvety smooth. Chocolate cake dumped into port with dark cherries, caramel and touch of thyme. Alcohol is totally hidden for 12%. Smooth mildly bitter finish with lingering port notes. Amazing. biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle - pours a thin amber. Vinous, sweet, malty nose Taste is caramel and toffee plus grapes and sugar. My description sucks but this old ass beer doesn’t. 50belair (3679) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle. Opaque copper pour with a fleeting white head. Wonderful vinous and caramel malt bouquet. Amazed after all the bad reports, that I don’t detect any oxidation. All kinds of caramel malts, with tasty Bordeaux, vanilla, and oak highlights. For being 15 years old this beer is really solid. I imagine the red wine notes were more present back in the day. That being said, this is such a treat and is damn good. Kudos to my guy who properly cellared this bottle for the past 10 years. Above average body and mouthfeel.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Murky orange-copper pour with no head. Aroma is packed with candi sugar and raisin. Moderate cardboard oxidation, light caramel, and some red fruit. Taste is sugary sweet. Candi sugar, fruit juice, caramel, toffee, port wine, and raisin. I’m guessing this tasted a lot different years ago. Thankful to try this whale but it’s not worth seeking out anymore. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate apple, oxidation, candi sugar, and a touch of Belgian yeast. It pours a lightly hazy amber with a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate sweet apple, caramel, and light Belgian yeast. The finish has light-moderate port, banana, and a touch of spice. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it’s solid, but I’m sure it was much better in its prime. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: Murky, swampy copper body. Opaque. Thin bubbly beige collar that fades quickly. Aroma of wet dog, wet cardboard, musty strawberry, some toasted caramel, a faint bit of metallic caramel, floral notes, & mild cork. Taste has a bigger, sweet caramel & toffee presence. A touch of cardboard but lots of sugary sweetness. Lightly floral. Notes of wild strawberry, cork, musty paper, & honey biscuits. Faint citrus. Slightly oxidized. Overall, very nice considering the age. Very glad to try this one. beerhoven (2) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Really special excellent raste! I highly recommend this beer, has rich flavor and taste.
Strong beer. AndySnow (7972) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
Where: Kulminator, Antwerp.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber/brown colour with a minimal head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, port, raisin.
Body: Full body, lots of carbonation.
Flavour: Full, somewhat burned flavour of fruit, spices, raisin, malt.
Comment: An amazing beer that has aged very well. One of the best, if not the best, Christmas beers I’ve tasted and by far the best version of Stille Nacht tasted so far.