Beertobealive (596) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a short white to beige head with some roasted malts aromas and candy hints. Dark amber colored body. Bitter in mouth with notes of slightly overroasted malts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Winter beer with a flamboyant colour. Rich texture, very malty. Some hints of liquorice and verbena that bring a lot of freshness. This beer has a good aging potential and will be even more enjoyable a few months after Christmas time
750ml bottle. Hazy dark amber coloured with a massive white head of rocky foam. It has a red fruit, chocolate and spiced flavour with a smooth creamy vanilla, oak, candi sugar and spicy finish. Very good. finol (3500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget.
Pours brown with a off white head.
Aroma of oreos and apples.
Taste of chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits. Malin_aiisa (1255) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget
Brown hazy, thick head
Aroma of bread, syrup,
Taste balanced, mild, bread and spices. Still quite fresh. Fizzy. brnandersen (4109) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
75 cl bottle, shared. Dark amber colour with a fluffy, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, toasted notes, yeasts, fruits and spices. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes rather dry with yeasts, fruits and herbal earthy hops. Nice Christmas beer. The dryness help cutting trough the rich Christmas food.
simontomlinson (589) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Rocky beige head stayed well on a very active dark brown, opaque body.
Vinous aroma, woody - almost like Barley Wine.
Very airy in the mouth. Medium to thin body. Dry on the aft.
Malty on the front with caramel, sugar, raisin & syrup. This changes on the back to a fruity, almost sour taste with red berries, earthy & slightly bitter.
Having wrote all that, it definitely a "Christmassy" taste about it but maybe I can’t describe it properly!!
Unusual, Excellent, Try It! aleksander9 (1898) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2016
Deep red with big tan head. Toffee, licorice, chocolate and red berries. Sweet and spicy finish. Great! Linnet (1908) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
Coffee, dry woody, grassy, fruity, berrylike.
Murky Brown colour, medium very creamy beige head, good amount of lacing.
Salty, medium bite, light/medium sweetness, coffee, earthy yeastiness, grass, ABV well integrated.
Medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, roasty finish.
fellebag (1553) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2016
75cl bottle. Medium yellow foamy head. A bit hazy champagne brown color. Aroma is leaves, champagne, oak, rottening fruit. Taste is some sweet with citrus, fruits. dreamer (213) - PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2016
75cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Dark brown reddish color. Nice beige head, very persistent. Medium carbonation, texture is oily to creamy. Medium body. Aroma is roasted malt, spicy, ginger, caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is very complex, but very well balanced, with some bitterness, sweetness, raisins, prunes and yeast. Aftertaste is long, sweet and also dry.