RickFifty (1461) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2018
Bottle at Havnelageret Ølfestival, høst 17. Deep brown color, light brown head. Spicy nose, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, roasted malt, caramel. Sweet taste, spicy, ginger, cinnamon, roasted malt. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mesjasz (1725) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 15, 2018
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Butelka. Aromat przyprawowy, estrowy. Smak dosyć wytrawny, lekka goryczka i słodycz. Całkiem ok. tmdaines (195) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Rich, dark beer with plenty of Christmas character. Orange, spices and a medicinal quality are all prominent. A proper winter drink. Cimbasso (1090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Sampled from a bottle from the To Ol Christmas case. Clear, dark colour with a thick tan head. aroma of roasted malts and spices. The taste is rich with flavours of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, orange, cardamom, liquorice and woodsmoke. Medium bitterness and long, spicy aftertaste. Slightly oily mouthfeel. A delicious Christmas porter. Mpuntmuts (371) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2017
Pitch black pour with a big tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee pudding. Medium sweet and mildly bitter. Over medium body with soft fizzies. Nice and lovely sticky beer.
GreenCat (236) - SLOVENIA - DEC 24, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Pours almost black with big lasting tan head. Aroma of cardamon, toasted malt, orange peel, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, scent feels sweet, some alcohol is present. Taste is heavy sweet, medium bitter. Body is full, but despite sweetness and alcohol it does not feel heavy. Texture is sticky, carbonation average. Finish is quite long, cardamon, chocolate and moderate bitterness. Too sweet and too much cardamon for my taste, but it's still drinkable. LazyPyro (1937) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2017
33cl bottle bought Xmas 2016 consumed Xmas 2017 BB 2026. Jet black appearance with a medium tan head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of cardamom, orange peel, dark malts, brown sugar. Taste of cardamom and orange peel, sweet brown sugar, dried fruits, dark malts and dark chocolate, moderate bitter finish with a subtle hint of smoke. This was a very enjoyable and very Christmassy beer. The spicing is nicely done and doesn't overwhelm. Possibly one worth ageing. tommann (4093) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is liquorice and aniseed. A touch burnt. Taste is mostly liquorice. Some roast and orange peel. Quite heavy. Idiosynkrasie (8338) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2017
330ml bottle [sampled at Bielefelder Biersalon, thanks Frank!]. Opaque, black colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Chocolately dark malty and minimally spicy aroma, notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, intensifying hints of cardamom. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolately dark malty, minimally spicy, notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hints of cardamom, a weak touch of orange infused chocolte. adamnowek (3618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Jet black. Nice and thick head with a mocha colour. Aroma is a hint of spice. Taste is much more robust, with a lot of gingerbread-esque spice and pumpkin flesh. A bit all over the place.