tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
6/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/11 (2012-691) jmgreenuk (10343) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
Clear dark brown beer, huge fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of spices, reminds me of Southern Tier Pumking. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black cherries, dried fruits, some caramel, cough syrup, elder berries. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, sugar, alcohol, ripe plums, little sourish, red currants, cranberries. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, sour berries, some lemon juice, alcohol, noticeable, little bitter, more spices, cloves, coffee.
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is big toffee fudge caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a citrus fruit caramel palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2007
Almost black coloured beer with a small off white head. Roasted to burned malty aroma with some chocolat sweet alcoholic hints. Full palate. Finish is full malty and alcoholic. LilBeerDoctor (4231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of spices upfront with roasted malt and roasted nuts, and dark fruits (fig especially) in the background. Flavor of sweet fruits, some breadiness, and spices. A bit on the sweet side but otherwise tasty.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5) Jerre (3857) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. Tasted with Leen on 20.07.09.
Dark brown color, with little beige head.
Aroma raisin, sweet, dark fruits.
Taste sweet, dark fruits, spice, bit herbs, chocolate touch and some bitterness. Warm alcohol feeling at the end.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2009
A dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits and touches of spices. The taste is sparkling with sweet fruits and caramel. The spices like gloves in the back and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is bittersweet. gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
Small head mahogany pour weak carbonation aromas alcohol spice dried fruit doughy note vinous notes the flavours port sultanas plum cinnamon cherry doughy yeast bread white wine sour note finish enjoyable christmas ale smooth with aftertastes of alcohol spice fruit yeasty dough well done JorisPPattyn (10113) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2007
Dense but small beige head over ruby-red shot, very dark beer. Very perfumey, almonds, alcohol & higher alcohols, sugars and roasted notes. Human sweat, sweet malts, liquorice, a bit of cypress flavour and loads of dark malts. Very creamy, velvety texture, well-bodied & alcohol warming. Sweet and thick. Not bad, but not really great beer.
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle Kerstbierfestival 2007: Poured a deep black with a thin tan head. The aroma is honey and liquorice. The taste is fruit with that similar liquorice taste, finished a warm alcohol. Ungstrup (38936) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottled at Kerstbierfestival 2007. A brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of caramel and light notes of spices and a slight acidity.