harrisoni (19548) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Hazy brown. After Eight mint falvour. Some choc. Good, even though it shouldn’t be. And I ended up liking the mint. madmitch76 (26423) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle brought by Ungstrup - Cheers Jens. Cloudy brown beer. Little tan head. Rich malt with a little Christmassy spice. Subtle chocolate. Very nice X-Mas beer.
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle 50cl. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.
[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. [ Vintage 2005 ]. Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, christmas spices, cloves, cardamom. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, spicy, vintage. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. 
[email protected]planky84 (3494) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2010
Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBF tasting. Amber colour, very close to black, with small off-white head. Aroma is spices, liquorice, some fruits, wood and mild alcohol. Flavour is quite much the same, a very mellow and wellaged beer.
Bottle at Chris O’s ’Raise the Roof’ tasting. Cloudy brown with no head. Figs, dates and caramel aromas. Very rich nose. Nuts, figs, sultana flavours. Very Christmassy.
cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2010
bottle at chris o pre GBBF ... dark brown black ... sweet blackcurrant ... roast malt .... big spiced chocolate ... dry toffee linger ... but its the spice that persists lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle from 2005 that appears with the traditional hand sewed red pixie-hat - first time I ever saw that on a beer. I guess this beer is either a "you either love it...or need some training to love it" I guess I belong to the last catagory. The pour is muddy brown with a small light tanned head. The nose offers most of the traditional christmas spices. There is cloves, cinnamon some orangepeel.. and very strong. I’m thinking of Jägermeister.The taste is very bitter with a light palate though that not really backs the agressive taste. In my opinion the taste of this one has similarities with a Fernet Branca...shiiit Alot of spices and lots of alcohol. Crazy...I have to learn yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
50 cL bottle, huge thanks to Ungstrup! Pours dark brown with a huge chocolate brown head. Dark spiced cardemomme aroma, dark roasted malty nose. Smooth roasted, dark malty and nicely spiced. Bitter, slight acidic and smooth roasted in a nice blend. Bitter and roasted finish with a lovely integrated note of cinnamon, ginger, cardemomme and cloves. Smooth far finish with a light citric note. I wonder if the citric notes are what is left from the orange peel. Spices are really wellintegrated in this wonderful 4 year old brew. Rune (13743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2006
500ml bottle enjoyed at home a year after I bought it when it was first released at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. I remember that I was not allowed to buy more than three bottles - of course the Danes can not have Norwegians coming to take away limited editions of some of the best ales in Denmark.Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2006
This ale is all about Yuletide. On the bottle neck there can be found a red cap with a white top (full score in appearance!) The pour reveals a clear and deep palisander coloured body complemented by a tiny beige head. Sharp smell of pine needles mixed with anise. Heavy spiciness in flavour with cardamom, ginger, a good amount of liquorice and a touch of cinnamon. Bittersweet end. Medium bodied. Very dry mouthfeel. Classic Yuletide in one bottle (15.12.2006).
Bottle 0,5l. Aroma of spice - and pine. A brownish head - disappearing in a couple of minutes. Dark brown coloured. Very rich flavour with sourish spices dominating. A long dry bitter finish with spicy undertones. Thanks to Rune for this Christmas gift (almost one year ago). This beer is in the same league as Nøgne-Ø’s Underlig Jul: All the Christmas smells and tastes in one bottle.