valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Deep amber pour w/ small head. Aroma is very spicy with clove and peppery notes. Flavor is similarly spicy with some whiskey and woody notes in the background - pretty intensely spiced. Palate is similarly full and flavor is long lasting - not my cup of tea to be perfectly honest, but I seem to appreciate that this is well done regardless.
Plovmand (8129) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is lots of spices like cinnamon, ginger and cardemon. Light oak. The flavour is spicy and lots of malt. Fruity and light hoppy. A true xmas brew. Much like the unbarreled version.
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Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured deep coppery-amber with a yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet whiskey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves over toasted biscuity malts.. some caramel too.. lots of components I enjoy, but it sure was mighty sweet. The flavor found tart whiskey and oak on the tip of the tongue with toasted caramel and biscuity malts following.. lots of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg laced throughout.. tartness, sweetness, and spices fought each other on the big finish. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. again there was a lot of stuff I enjoy in there, but too much of just about all of it.
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 12/6/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-45° in Snifter-Pours a dark amber with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of bourbon and spices. Taste of spices, malt, sweetness, smoke, and vanilla. This full bodied brew is a nice mixture and I agree with a previous rater that people will either hate it or love it and I am another lover. Great brew.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper/ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma is of cinnamon, peppernødder, brunkager, ginger bread or ginger snap cookies, spiced christmas cake, peppery notes, cookie dough, ginger, oak and whiskey. Flavor is again of peppernødder, brunkager and other christmas cookies like ginger bread, spiced christmas cake, cinnamon, ginger and other spices, honey and some faint dark fruit in your first sip along with the oaky whiskey notes and a touch of vanilla. The body is medium with a very smooth mouthfeel. This beer is just the essence of christmas in a glass and the barrel balances out the spices a bit more, than the regular version. Its either a beer you hate or love. I love it!
thewolf (12375) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ hop-head.dk. Pours cloudy chestnut with a small, fizzy, off-white film head. Aroma has lots of spice, coriander, cardemum, cloves, berries, caramel, raisins, mild whisky. Highish carbonation, oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, mild chocolate, dry oaky, sweet malty whiskey, nutmeg dryness. A bit much.
Jeff257 (2) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer screams Christmas, the cinnamon ginger and nut meg jump right out at you with a smooth alcohol taste on the back end
Camons (11782) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours slightly hazy light brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malts, oak, lots of x-mas spice. Flavor is malts, oak, strong cinnamon, nutmeg and other x-mas spices., light whisky / alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation. Way to much spice here. 281112
Rasmus40 (19372) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and quite spicy - cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 281112
chrisv10 (16587) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber/red with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, cinnamon and other "Christmas spices" Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, "Christmas spices", "whiskey/spirit" and cinnamon.