DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A spicey fried sausage of a beer. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2006
0,33 l bottle. Ruby color with thick tan head. Strong cinnamon aroma with notes of clove and caramel. Strong cinnamon and ginger flavor giving long woody finish. Sweetish and rather thick. Brings to mind some chinese sauces. The spices are over the top, but this get better towards the end. I guess it takes some time to get used to the spices. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2006
(Bottled) Very hazy, dark ruby red color with a smallish, but tight and creamy, tanned, lasting and lacy head. Strong aroma of cloves, oranges, and some chocolatey malt. Slightly sour. Orange-spicy, yeasty flavor with smooth, sweetish maltiness and some hops in the background. Dryish ashiness in the finish with hints of orangeish acidity. Medium-bodied, soft palate with smooth carbonation. A bit too spicy, but quite smooth, full and enjoyable brew. Way better than the diluted 4.5% version, and without the ginseng feel. I could actually drink one of these on Xmas eve. teddybeer (3782) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2012
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. 33cl bottle. Brown colour with a good duration of a beige head. Aroma is buttery, light sirup and toffee ans spicy. Flavor is toffee, caramel and chemical spicyness and sweetness. Slightly bittery in the final. Carbonation and body are medium. Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2007
Dark brown, near black colored. Medium sized beige head. Licorice, chocolate, spiciness with cinnamon in aroma, some berry tones also there. Medium bodied. Flavor is more vinous with obvious licorice and again this cinnamon spiciness. Aftertaste is somehow sour with cripy palate, licorice and yeast.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle, thanks oh6gdx) Pours dark red. Strong spicy aroma with herbal tea, clove, cinnamon and cardamom. Fruity notes of oranges, lemon and citric peels. Malt are notable, most caramel and a light roast, but no hops in the aroma thanks to the spices. Spicy flavour with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Some citrus notes with a light sour touch. A light roastiness is also present. Rather soft mouthfeel, but the tiny sourness brings it down a bit. Light bitter and light sweet. Medium body. Ok. TET (3033) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Beautiful beer: dark red-brown colour and dence beige head. In the aroma there is little bitterness, liitle sweetnees, roasted malts and some spicys. Flavour is little bitter, there are some sweetness and spicys. Soft beer with nice carbonation and some biting spicys makes this nice beer. Not earth-shaking beer but I drink this and enjoy. Tranquillity (2333) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Smells a bit of alcohol and nuts. Hazy nut brown, thick head which stays through the glass. Tastes smoke, long satisfying bitter finish. Dorqui (2258) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled. Extremely compact and adherent head, optimal resistance and total duration. "Dirty" brown color, hazy and with light fizz. Unusual and complex aroma; notes of cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, withered flowers and clear mildew. Dry fruity taste, smooth carbonation.
Thanks to mabjork for this beer. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2008
Cellared for a year. Dark reddish brown, lovely firm beige head. Nicely spicy and yeasty nose, christmas, some orange zest, strawberry, wheat and candy sugar. Sweet sugary flavor, balanced spices, liquorice and little hops, wheat and yeast in the herbal finish. Slightly ashy and strongly herbal with yeast poured in. Very round soft palate. A lovely, balanced christmas brew. The year has done good.