chrisv10 (17796) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, dried fruits, sweet, little bitter and hops. TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2005
Bottled (BBE 2009)yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2007
I am drinking this dressing Achouffe’s red gnome’s hat :)
A dark ruby brown color with a big creamy and cloudy tan head. Cardboard, pepper, plums and alcohol in the nose. Strong alcohol presence in the palate - fruity, spicey, some licorice- well-made as the most of Achouffe-products. Warming aftertaste.
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) FatPhil (16392) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2011
750ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)Dedollewaitor (16178) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
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.
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 . . .
Benzai (15930) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
Dark brown colored beer. Carbo and body decent, taste as well. Smell is ok but could have been better. MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
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. bhensonb (15355) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
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. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2006
Draught at ØLbaren. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice, light sweet, burned, light sour, nice. Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Tasting. It pours deep ruby, with a thick white head. The nose is herbal, spice, dark fruit, caramel, raisin and vinous notes. The taste is caramel, vinous, caramel, cola, spice, dark fruit, hay, herbal, wood and alcohol warmth, with a dry, somewhat spicy finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and well-balanced. Good stuff.