madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Draught @ Fynske Øldage: Reddish brown colour. Unclear. Off white dense head. Spiced, fruity and sweet aroma. Quite full. Flaovur of malt, prunes, plums and christmasspices like cloves and cinnamon. Alcohol is present and last into the end. Sweetness and spices is dominant in the end. Good one Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle 500ml Batch #379 @ homeDesverger (11122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of sweet malts, licorice, dark fruits, spices and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and a light bitter dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
[email protected]faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 17, 2006
øernes Ølbar, Copenhagen - dark brown verging black coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, dried fruity and nutty, some nice spices (cinnamon) on the palate, light herbal notes, good mouthfeel, nice winter warmer this.
Bottle. Hazy brownish colour. Bit creamy off-white long lasting head. Sweet aroma of some chocolate and fruits along with plenty of anise and coriander. The flavour has plenty of anise and coriander along with the malt.
The aftertaste is long lasting with a good touch of sweetness. Very Christmasish indeed, almost too much.
pivnizub (10573) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, quite stable creamy off-white head, sweet-dark-malt in the mineralic and metallic nose; robust sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; spicy, a bit musty, cellary finish with some alcoholic fruitiness in the aftertaste. No great pleasure............
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
Hazy brown with meidum off white head. Sweet spicy aroma with oranges, and roasted malt. Same goes for the flavor with warming alcohol in the end. Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
At the Ølfestival, Esbjerg, Denmark 22-10-09. Pours dark amber, sticky sweet loads of toffee, chewy, sweet, malty but not spicy or yeasty enough to be a Belgian for me, but hey its ok A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov14 2.8
gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on February 2, 2009. BB 24.06.09. Bryg nr. 183. Labelled 8% ABVMaria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
Shady reddish brown color, light brown head. Spicy and alcohol scent. Sweet malty and spicy taste with a milk chocolate aftertaste and some warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit too alcoholic.
I had a terrible bottle of the 2004 version, it was infected and quite awful. But now in December 2006 I had gathered enough courage to buy it again, and I’m glad I did. It’s dark mahogany with a red hue and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, roasted malt, anise, licorice, coriander and the flavour has notes of roasted malt, light caramel sweetness, anise, coriander, licorice, alcohol and a nice bitterness. A nice surprise, and I’m glad to erase the memory of version 2004 from my mind... 1780 JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2007
2007 version Good, very dense light-beige head, fast reduced to a rim above the deep brown opaque beer. Glue, solvent, sweet malts & chocolate: sharper notes upon something that could have well originated in the Ardennes. Spices and pineneedles, but blending in. Sweet-bitterish/spicy. Again very Walloon. Spices are present again, but I find it difficult to name them, which is a good thing (for the beer). Yeasty esters. Warming up, especially liquorice, restrained coriander, and dill (rather than anise) come up, chocolate-like sweetness remaining. Medium to well-bodied, alcohol peeping through. Way better than the first version (which I had infected, anyway). This might be the Danish Fantôme, maybe?