mauritsio (996) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from Alko Hyvinkää. Some hops and raisins aroma. Crispy bitterness. Long aftertaste.
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Interesting quady English strong. A ton of dried fruits less raisins more dark plums, syrupy maltiness, caramel, light licorice, some toast. Intense sweetness with light bitterness. Nothing too fancy, but kinda love it Sigmund (7916) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2010 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, ABV 8.3%, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger: Copper colour, big to moderate cream-coloured head. Malty aroma with strong notes of raisins and other dark fruits, brown candi sugar and treacle. Warming mouthfeel. Flavour of dark dried fruits, brown sugar, malts and alcohol. Moderate but noticeable hops in the finish. Original rating: On tap at Cardinal’s Juleølsymposium. Matured with raisins. Dark brown colour, moderate head. Aroma of brown malts, brown sugar and raisins. The flavour has the same elements, but is not too sweet. Moderate hops, very drinkable. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small white head that recedes quickly. Murky. Nose is caramel, nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and leather. Taste is underwhelming. Not as sharp as the nose would imply. However. It is sweet with a decent bitter presence. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth and creamy. Light body and great finish.
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Sample at Nordic Brew 2014, Fredrikshavn, Denmark. Clear amber/copper beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, raisins, banana, figs, crackers, some toffee. Caramel flavor, raisins, figs, banana, crackers, warming alcohol.
mandaritto (247) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2016
Very enjoyable. Winterish, intensive caramels, raisins. Very sweet and well ballanced. Although a bit too sticky and aroma wasn’t as great as taste, very nice brew! esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle shared with Daje. Deep red, thin white head. Smells of raisins, nuts, ’fusel’ and honey. Taste is sweet and dry. Much malt flavor. Reminds me of danish pastry with macrone fill. Feel is a bit thick and sweetish. Some bitterness in finish. This is an excelent companion when sitting by the fire- Pinball (12328) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
bottle from ølbutikken
clear amber, smooth beige head.
very nice hoppy , dry malty and caramelly aroma. slightly spicy.
flavor is malty, caramelly,dry.. faint spices, the dryness and the hops play very well together, Very tasty dry malty beer. Hops go a long way towards handling the quite sweet malty flavor. alc. well hidden and matches the beer well. Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. Murky brown color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of mulled wine. Taste is spiced pumpernickel bread. Good stuff. Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
Was waiting to try this one again, tried it in december and remembered that it was very good. Aroma of dried fruit, especially raisins. Caramel, nuts and some chocolate is also in there. Aftertaste is quite sweet with good tones of raisins. This is a really good christmas ale, looking farward to the next batch when christmas is approaching.