RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Brewed by Erik Harms of Dragon Mead and Bret Kuhnhenn. This is a special Lager made in December. Strong malty in flavor. This beer reawakens after 5 years.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Big thanks to jale for this one. Served in a snifter. Lots of dark fruit and sugar. Not too much booze. Some caramel. Pretty thick and chewy. Über sweet.

Bule (2274) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2017
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carb. Sticky sweet maltiness.

djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is wood, vanilla, booze. Thin mouth, vanilla, candy sugar, caramel, boozy finish, very good.

onceblind (10697) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
Deep chestnut brown with a thin fast fading tan head. Amazing deep aroma with chocolate and light roast and malt syrup and Christmas warmth. Amazing smooth and roasty sweet chocolaty flavor, a wee kiss of coffee, more sweet earthy malt syrup, Christmas English ale flavors, and finishing with a bit more cocoa. Really amazing.

Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of toffee, caramel, dark fruits and booze. Flavor similar, some brown sugar in there too, fairly complex, booze is hidden well. I would love to see this put in a barrel.

chucklemation (1773) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours q dark brown, no head. Aroma is dark fruits, plum, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is dark fruits, plum, caramel, and toffee. Has a thick, flat body. This is not at all what I expected from this beer, but I like it.

Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.

Visuel :
Couleur : brune-cuivrée.
Apparence : semi-voilée.

Arôme :
Caramel sucré, fruité (prunes, raisins, cerises), léger malt rôti, notes d’alcool

Goût :
Entrée de bouche : fruité (prunes, raisins vineux, notes de cerises).
Un support sucré de caramel toffee avec des notes de malt rôti et d’alcool réchauffant et boisé.

En bouche :

Corps : rond.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : sirupeux.
Finale : longue, légèrement amère d’alcool, avec des notes rôties, fruitées et de houblon herbeux.

RexTalionis (3813) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Deep copper in color with an off-white head. Brown sugary and malty sweetness
in aroma. More grainy and dark ripe plum notes later on. Quite good. Soft mouthfeel.
Raisins, more dark ripe fruity notes, bit of vinous toffee in taste. Awaiting the winter frost.

rouhlas (3885) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 30, 2015
330 ml bottle, v2012, thanks to Nightfall. Dark brown color with red notes and small beige head that disappears. Aroma is malty, light roasted, very fruity, dark dried fruits, light chocolate, some caramel, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma which gets light alcoholic when the beer gets warmer. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.

Martinus (4718) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
Clear red brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, cherry, malts. Sweet malty flavour, red fruits. Finish sticky dried red fruits, dried apricot, honey.

(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

SlackerMads (3543) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle, 2011 version. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Malty nose with lots of toffee. Flavour has toffee, cocoa, dark dried fruit, light vanilla, Full body, soft carbonation. Not as sweet as I expected, it has some acidity that helps lift the sugar along with the alcohol, which is warming and not rough. Fine malty beverage but not enough to justify the price tag.

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