thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
(draught at brewery) pours clear brown with ruby highlights and very little head. Nose is subtle but hints of nuts, roasted malts and coffee. Taste of hairspray, nuts, sweet malt, Roasted malt over-dried fruit and finishes warming and bitter. One of rahr’s better beers honestly. jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Reviewed 7/23/2009 (bottle):
Pours a dark reddish brown color body, with a foamy, average creamy off-white head. Malty aroma. Some roasted notes. Watery palate. Some roasted taste. Not bad tasting, a little malty sweet. A little hot. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of chocolate, nuts and malty. A flavor of malt and nuts. NosirIwont (2547) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head. Cloyingly sweet, slightly tart, malt aroma. Dry and dusty. Flavour is malty. dry and dusty. Bitter finish. Too much carbonation. 26-09-09. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a dense cap of beige head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up toasty caramel and brown sugar notes with nutty accents and an odd sour component. The flavor found redder fruits (and some associated sourness) to join caramel and nutty sweetness at the core.. bitterness was light and earthy.. light, but present sticky warmth surrounded.. grainy, residual fruit and brown sugar sweetness on the finish. Medium-bodied with a slow, scratchy feel on the palate.. just flowed decently. OK brew.
HenrikSoegaard (14235) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light sweet and moderate flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottles, tap, brewery. I have a ton of this each winter. Dark, dark red pour. Cinnamon and malt aroma. Tastes of caramel, malts, a little sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. Thick feel with a lasting aftertaste. dchmela (3074) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle from Rollinhard. Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Roested grain and dark fruit aroma. Smooth malt taste with nice touches of cherry and some hop bitterness. Good brew. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
This beer look like a beer should when you pour it in a beer glass. Its 80% opaque brown malt colored with a 1 inch beige head that settles to a 1/8" faster than id prefer. The aroma is clean and has notes of spring water and clove. The flavor is heavy with heavily toasted, roasted, almost burnt malt, and clove. Appeal is smooth and easy. Lacing is light on the glass. Finish is spicy and malty. Tastes good when its 68 in your house and 105 outside. Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle and shared by moelikebeer. Pours a clear dark copper brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malt, cloves, a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, and white pepper. Taste is medium to full bodied, with flavors of roasted caramel malt, a hint of molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Finish is more towards the malty side with a clove and herbal aftertaste. A typical Christmas sliced strong ale.