hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black/dark brown with a large tan head. Coffee, sweet licorice, caramel, dried fruits and some spices in the aroma. Taste is sticky sweetness, mainly licorice and dark sugar sweetness with some roasty notes, some spices and a mild bitterness. Easy drinkable. Medium body. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle: Dark red/Black colour, with a creamy head! Aroma had a nice coffee, brown sugar,caramelly, dark choclate. Fruity and some yeastynes was there to. Flavor had a caramellynes,,vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and some dark choclate,sweet maltynes. Some yeastybnes, medium body, and medium finish. Nice Christmas beer! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Mossy frankincense, cinnamon, and chocolate aroma and taste with light coffee notes and a burnt grain finish and perfume like spice lingering on the far back end. VsXsV (4572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Opaque dark brown liquid with medium to big, firm light tan head. Very good head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, pumpernickel, chocolate, licorice, raw sugar, bitter orange peel, some light spices and fruity belgo yeast esters. Taste is quite dry and light to medium bitter with a nice, bready maltiness notes of chocolate, orange and light spices. Full bodied with a pleasantly soft carbonation. Good stuff. Not boozy at all like last year’s vintage and also well balanced. Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
Pours dark brown with brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, licorice and alcohol. Taste is strong with licorice, dark chocolate and a bit coffee. Full body with nice bitter finish. Really good beer.
Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
Draught @ Christian Firtal, Odense. Pours nearly black with a creamy beige head. Nose is dark´fruit, banana and dark malts. Estery. Flavor is candy, roast, alcohol and dark fruit. Full bodied. bjakk (828) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 21, 2012
Arloma - apple/pear, glue, raisins, alcohol
Apperance, Black, yellowbrown foam
Taste -lakkris, coffee, cocoa, coreander, ALCOHOL, burned bitter aftertaste that lasts somewhat.
Palate - thick medium carbon
Overall, unbalanced beer, that is missing something, SaintMatty (7603) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2012
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges when held to the light. Malt, fruitcake, cloves, liquorice and ginger in the aroma. Fruity, malty and slightly roasted taste with liquorice, chocolate and some festive spices detected. There is a slight sweetness too. The chocolatey notes are more pronounced in the finish. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Dark brown color, murky and slightly muddy. Good carbonation and head retention. Aroma has traces of apple brandy and is slightly boozy. Flavor doesn’t carry too many Christmas flavors but it’s still damn good. thiesen (178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Anise, sweet, orange-chocolate. Dark brown red, light brown head. Chocolate, molasses, vanilla, anise. Nice light palate, alc well hidden. Good beer!