ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2008
75cl bottle, 2007 limited edition. Poured a dark amber brown that was very opaque with a thin cream colored head. Aroma was sweet with winter spices. A thick flavor of brown sugar, ripe dark fruits, rich roasted malts, nuts and winter spices. Very well balanced and smooth. Not one ingrediant overpowering another and the alcohol is nicely subdued but you still get a nice warmin gfeeling. A wonderful winter treat. BelgiskOlklub (1083) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
Draft at RisRas, Aarhus. Small white creamy head, brown hazy body. Nice aromas of ficus, date, brown sugar. Creamy texture and full alcoholic body. Very good balanced flavor. Overall a very good beer, and even better on draft. hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
reddish amber hued chocolatey brown pour with lots of junk swimming around in it. it*s crowned by a creamy frothy tan head.
lots of candi sugar and orange jump out of the aroma. that*s followed by a touch of spiciness, dark fruit, grass, earth and dirty thyme notes.
loads of dark sugar richness on the palate but it is not overly sweet. a pleasant bitterness throughout keeps it very enjoyable... flavors of candied orange peel, nutty chocolate, rich malt and medjoul dates come forward before a spicy warm alcoholic finish. the thyme is much more noticeable mid palate and in the aftertaste than in the aroma. it*s certainly full bodied and very rich yet it still maintains drinkability.
there*s a fundamental comfort with the thyme...?
dark reddish brown with large off-white head. high level of carbonation. flavor low of malt, mostly of dark candi sugar and a nice fruity yeast character. little to no hop character. a dry finish with some alcohol noticeable and a nice finishing depth. very good AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2007 bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Nice caramel, candi sugar aroma with spices. Light to medium body. Sweet brown sugar and spices mixed with a dry bitter alcohol twang to finish. Very good aged xmas beer.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
750ml Bottle: Aroma of dark ripe fruits, alcohol, raisins, slight curacao, slight hops, and light yeast. Poured brown in color with a large, fizzy tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of raisins, dark ripe fruits, light chocolate, malts, slight curacao, light brown sugar, slight bubblegum, and yeast. Medium to full body. Slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Lightly sweet, malty, dark ripe fruit finish. Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2008
75 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice foamy head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is spicey, yeasty, a bit of sugar, toffee and dried fruits. Flavour is sweet malt with notes of toffee and that typical belgian yeast. Spices, some warming alcohol. Medium to fullbodied, high carbonation. It is quite drinkable even though the alcohol is noticable. It probably needs a year to reach its full capacity. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
75cl bottle from Sheps Deli, Tampa, FL. Pours a dark caramel brown with a one finger tan foamy head that settles quickly but laces the glass. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, dark candy sugar, caramel, toffee, raisins, slight hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is a burst of flavors from caramel and toffee to sweet malt, spice, and molasses. A complex beer. Some notes of phenol, dark ripe fruit, sugar plums and candy sugar are present as well. Generally medium to full body with a sweet and malty finish. Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Deep reddish brown with a huge tan head that left a thick ring of lace up and down the glass.Smells very light on the nose. Rasins and dates with a light alcohol smell.Thick and slick in the mouth with a great alcohol at the end. Spice and yeast with dark fruit flavors give it a complex flavor.High carbonation and a great alcohol burn make this a great beer for the style.
Cybercat (5879) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours a beautiful opaque chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled head. The malty and strongly spicy aroma has a firm hint of chocolate. Flavor is rich with a nice balance of hops and malt, as well as an overtone of cloves and a hint of sweetness. Finish is lively and tingly.