JorisPPattyn (10112) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2003
Dark brown with clear reddish shine; slim white head. Dark sweetish chocolate in the nose, bit of dark fruit, even vinous. Taste of dark, but not bitter chocolate. There is a bit of malt sweetness in this beer. Character of dessert wine. Although little carbonation visually, very obvious in the mouthfeel. Rather refreshing beer! Medium bodied. Warming up gives coffee notes, but never bitter. Strange beer. I think that, poured from a dark container, one could fool quite a lot of people making them believe this is anything but beer. It certainly isn't bad. gyllenbock (10025) - 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 (8950) - 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 (8922) - 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 (8526) - 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.
Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]
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. AndySnow (8300) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
How: Bottle.jonas (8277) - Garching close to the monks, 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 againNisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
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.
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Bottle 2009 edition. Christmas tasting 2009-11-27
AR: wee hoppyness
AP: dark brown body, bubbly white head
F: medium low bitterness, some spicyness - a bit boring, this one have been much better before (earlier editons)
Färg: Lapsang suchong. Skum: försvann.
Doft: humle, vörtbröd
Smak: humle (amerikansk), sesamfrö/nötter (kollade in systembolaget - de hittar grapefrukt???)
Köp i parti och minut passar som standard dryck till julbordet.
Har smakat bättre förr? Eller har konkurrenterna blivt för bra?
mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2009
(Bottle, BBE 03/08 -- thanks Kolbjørn -- on 2009-02-18) Very deep reddish brown. Small white head. Raisin and malts in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with little carbonation. Raisin, roastedness, bitterness, sweetness and hint of chocolate in taste. Raisin in aftertaste.