yngwie (16876) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl. Pours a nice, dark brown body with a dense, but small, beige head. Nice lacings as well. Sweetness and dried fruits dominates the aroma, but there’s also a little spicy note and some alcohol. It is not very complex, yet it is a beer that smells so delicious that it can be sniffed for hours. Flavorwise it is much the same, quite sweet and warming, with dried fruits and a bit more pronounced spicyness than in the aroma. Full-body and a pleasant carbonation. It’s a bit soapy in the mouth, hence my lower rating on flavor. There’s a herbal bitter-note in the finish, as well as dried fruits and brown sugar. A really lovely, warming beer, well suited for the cold season, and not to forget, Christmas. Pity it’s so expensive in Norway, and so hard to get. (071224)
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a dark amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of candied fruits, caramel, yeast, light molasses and sweet roasted malt. Flavour of candied sugar, dried dark fruits, caramel and Belgian yeast. Sort of like a light Belgian barley wine. Very enjoyable.
chrisv10 (16563) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, dried fruits, sweet, little bitter and hops.
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Dark browny red with beutiful white head. Aroma and taste is of dark fruits, spices and alcohol. This has the average Christmas beers sweetness - this is very pleasant though. Full body and and creamy texture. One of my favorite christmas beers. NICE indeed! Rerate feb. 09. 0,2 down . . .
FatPhil (15560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
6 Gentle aroma, slight roast maltiness, a touch of apple.
4 Rich reddy brown, fizzy head settles to a ring and small patch in the middle, supported by a nucleation site in the stem.
6 Sweet apply almonds in the retronasals, some cherry too. Dry and papery marzipan/almond taste in the mouth. Quite a waft of alcohol too.
3 Crisp palate, lively carbonation. Finish a little fruity, but more herby and bitingly bitter. Tingle lasts quite a long time, but the long finish is like dry old stale hops.
12 Doesn’t cover the alcohol as well as many, but that’s because it’s not so laced with sugars as others.
MiP (15452) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Draught, 10%. Almost clear dark brown colour. Big, creamy, stable light brown head. Yeasty, malty aroma. Peppery, malty and yeasty flavour, slightly sweet. Very nice, perfect balance between alcohol/pepper flavours and malt.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ØLbaren. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice, light sweet, burned, light sour, nice.
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colored beer. Carbo and body decent, taste as well. Smell is ok but could have been better.
bhensonb (14881) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alcohol interferes with aroma -meaning, I guess, that I don’t detect anything strongly. Dark ruby brown color. Flavor is malt, accompanied by unassignable fruit. A bit sweet, but that’s expected. The malt overpowers the hops at the finish. Very drinkable, but perhaps a bit of citrus would balance things.
gunnfryd (14650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, apple, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, apple, caramel, alcohol, spices. Nice beer. Could drink more of this one.