MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Earthy brown rum sweetness laying the foundation for some able grassy hop bitterness...Caramel and cherry candy make for a solid malt body, as hop pepperiness takes over somewhat roughly...Malt sweetness soon reconciles and reclaims its dominion though...Thanks Per!!... gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle from 2008. Dark red-brown with a large head
Malty aroma with caramel, spices, raisins and fruit.
Tastes malt, caramel, nuts and grapefruit. Nice bitterness. Aftertaste was quite long. A good "Christmas-beer". Cuso (8685) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from my European Secret Santa, many thanks Per. Dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Caramel, dark malt, plums, spices in aroma. Fruity taste with prunes, dark berries, roasted notes, dark chocolate, spices. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Tasty Christmas beer. Svesse (8595) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark amber colour with ruby notes, brief off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, wort, caramel, cherries, chocolate, spices (cinnamon, ginger) and hops (grapefruit). Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, toffee, wort, citrus (blood oranges, grapefruit) and a heavy spicy bitterness in the finish. Very well balanced. Lovely! Cunningham (7946) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
Deep amber colour with a small off-white head. Moderate sweet aroma. Toffe and fruity flavour. Tasty and enjoyable chritmas beer.
AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]
How: Bottle.jonas (7568) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2005
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Spices, malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, dark fruit, spices.
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Rerate - previously sampled at the RBESP 2004, but it had a hard time to push through in that line-up, I was happy to be able to try it againFinn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Red brown, tanned creamy head.
Roasted notes, nut , chocolate, minerally strawberry. Slightly cardboardy bready malt.
Good body, mellow mouthfeel. Milk chocolate and nut aftertaste. Vey nice harmonious brew.
Flaske 500ml fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 26 Des 14. Dyp rødbrun. Lavt skum med litt farge. Antydning til lacing. Beskjeden maltaroma. Smaken er litt fruktig med en økende syrlig bitterhet. Ettersmak av krydder. larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
Medium light brown head. Deep dark barely translucent red body. Light roasty sooty aroma with sugary fruity notes. Dry-sweetish roasty minty taste with resiny chocolatey notes. Lightish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry burnt spicy licorice and chocolate aftertaste with light acidity. Nice, drinkable. (0.5l bottle from gr0ve.) Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottled, BB 03/07. Poured a really cool shade of clear garnet with a medium, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-spiced English toffee and caramel notes.. rather dusty overall, with very good dark fruit coming through with warmth. The flavor shows quite a bit of degredation.. sour oxidation notes had a rather vinous quality.. toffee and some spices at the core.. finished with some sour cardboard and dark fruit. Medium-bodied and sour on the palate, but you could tell that this was good deep down.