rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. From m/s Silja Symphony.
Clear copper colour with small creamy off-white head.
Dark roasted malt with some Christmas twist, caramel, cinnamon and gingerbread. Bitter hoppy, sweetish dark roasted malt, dark fruits and spices in flavour.
Nisse666 (6651) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 2009 edition. Christmas tasting 2009-11-27
AR: maltyness, a little bit honey sweetness
AP: amber body, light head
F: butter, honey
olsvammel (6601) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured an amber liquid with a medium sized dirty white foam with some nice craters that left allot of lacing.
It had a weak smell of caramell, malt, booze and arrack. Medium smooth mouthfeel with a bit stingy feeling. Medium body and medium bitterness. It didnít have a nice hoppy bitterness, a less enjoyable bitterness with a bite to it. It was also dry and taste of malt and had a buttery taste and feeling.
The butter took over more and more as I drank it. Not my choice for this years Christmas celebration.
pivnizub (10305) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, amber coloured, small stable off-white head; fruity and roast-malty aromas, a tinge of molasses, too in the relatively dry malty and hoppy nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering hoppy and sweet-malty finish,including traces of fruit-cake. Good Fullers quality, as usual............
gyllenbock (8235) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a nice color, dark red with a pretty white foam. Smells a bit toffee, malt, burnt, margarine and some fruitiness.
The flavor contains mainly caramel and hops. Bitterness is quite light. Some burned notes are there too. Nice and clear drinkable beer.
HenrikSoegaard (13555) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Draught: 6-4-7-3-13=3.4
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber-orange colour. Heavy malty aroma. Toffee and caramellic notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Too caramellic. Oily palate. Not very good, Improoved on tab!.
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, slightly hazy, medium custard coloured head, scanty lace. Delicious malty aroma, burnt toffee, brown sugar, hints of plummy fruit. Toasty toffee flavours, nicely spicy hinting at fruitcake, medium sweetness that dries out completely in the surprisingly bitter finish. Medium bodied, very tasty.
Fullers74 (72) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown. Light hop nose. Medium malt sweetness, medium hop finish. Light alcohol heat.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Best before 13/Sep/99. I disagree! Aroma is dusty caramel. Lightly sweet flavor, leather and prunes.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma similar to optimator; heavy fruit flavored maltiness. Taste is a bit smoother with a hopiness that nullifies the fruity malt aroma. Not a drain poor, but nothing to write home about.