Nevalainen (860) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2018
Black color with tiny brown color. Aroma of licorice, anis, caramel and chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet, but still in good balance. Notes of caramel, licorice and chocolate. Notes of coffee in finish. Well balanced and very enjoyable beer. Yammy. Holmen1 (6651) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2017
0,5 flaske fra Tofts Vinhandel på Islands brygge (København), i lejligheden nov-17: brunsort med godt skum der varer - blonder og film. Mørkrøstede malter, italiensk espresso, dessertchokolader, kardemomme og et snev af nellike og muskatnød. Superbalancered, fed og samtidigt let drikkelig. alex_leit (5247) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown color. Aroma: very spicy, tarragon and other herbs and spices, caramel, mint, chocolate, whiskey. Taste: sweet, caramel, herbs, spicy, tarragon, peppermint, gingerbread, wine. Very original. creppyiceman (1164) - POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Aroma:huge anise and liquorice notes- smells like liquorice candies :)
Appearance:black color,medium-sized dense beige head.
Taste:sweet,flavour of liquorice candy,anise,milk chocolate,maple-like finish,roasty aftertaste.
Palate:full body,low to medium carbonation,thick texture.
Overall:OK its one-dimensional buuuut if you like liquorice just like me you can easily ignore this fact and fully enjoy the beer :). Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2017
500 ml well aged bottle. Pitch black body with a small, dense beige head. Strong and very nice aroma of smooth dark malt, dark chocolate, dry fruit, vanilla, hint of Christmas spices. Flavor is very smooth, gently roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, dry fruit, vanilla and spices like ginger and other Christmas spices. Well balanced, fine body and long lasting pleasant aftertaste. A solid and very smooth beer that storage probably has been a good thing considering the spicy flavor is still quite strong. Solid.
cinek (492) - krakow, POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
tap/artefakt. brudnobrązowe, z refleksami, obfita brązowa piana, która pozostaje w postaci grubej obrączki. aromat wiśni w czekoladzie, słodów palonych, trochę zimnej kawy, po ogrzaniu wyraźny alkohol. w smaku wodniste, odpowiednio nasycone, niewielka słodycz na starcie, przechodząca w nieznaczną goryczkę od słodów. szybko znika z podniebienia. w ślepym teście nigdy nie pomyślałbym, że to imperial. za mało ciała i za mało niuansów na podniebieniu. wiadran (196) - POLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Aroma is anise, then more anise with some anise behind, beside tones of anise there is some licorice and a bit of cocoa/dark chocolate.
Pours dark-brown/black, light brown head, quite big, lasts for a long while.
Taste is also mostly anise, besides that some dark chocolate in the ending, some spices, but after hit of anise it’s all hidden.
Medium body, soft carbonation, a bit of alcohol.
I like anise - but not in such a huge amount, it’s nearly difficult to drink the whole bottle of this one. Seems it has some potential hidden behind the main spice tho. KoNrRiI (1713) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2017
mikkellund42 (922) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Jet black in color with a tanned head of good retention. Aroma of gingerbread, marzipan, caramel, alcohol, Christmas spices, and candy - taste is exactly the same. A full body and a thick texture, carbonation is soft. Long, Christmas candy finish. Overall the beer is good, kudos for taste and aroma complexity.
Bottle. Pours opaque black with huge foamy light brown head. Aroma is intense vanilla and fudge but also coffee, mint, licorice, prunes and cookies. Taste is very sweet, light bitter and light acidic. Body is milky with soft carbonation. Finish is long, sweet and intense with notes of vanilla, cream, butter, cookies, fudge, milk chocolate and prunes. Very intense and sweet and well balanced. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle 500ml. @ Craig’s House - Edinburgh.
[ As Hornbeer Julemumme ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, spicy, anis seed, tart notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, anis seed, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.