puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the corked, caged 7450 ml. bottle - 2011 batch. Marked 12-229-13. The pour is a gorgeous looking reddish-amber with a short-lived but delicate beige head. The aroma is full of toasted caramel malts, Belgian sugars, molasses, and mild hops. The body is smooth and better than medium. Loads of sweet flavor in this even after it has been aged. Sweet malts, sweet molasses, and moderate hops at the end. One of my my favorite characteristics.
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty aroma has a strong fruity note and an overtone of cloves and cinnamon. Pours a clear dark mahogany with a fairly thick light tan head. Robust flavor fills the mouth with fruity (apple, banana, a little pear), malty, clove, cinnamon, caramel and horehound notes. Firm, smooth texture has plenty of fizz and life. Good any time of year!
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A great gift. Pours a deep brown color with a quick fading head. Alittle on the sweet side. Deep rich flavor with slight spicy notes and caramel. Bready in aroma. Moderated body and mouth feel.
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. Poured dark brown with a nice head. Sweet and syrupy, caramel, nutmeg, and clove notes along with distinct ’banana’ esters. I think I served a little too warm. Would like to try this again chilled a little longer.
emma0582 (1) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, floral, raisin, vanilla, fig, sweet finish, red hue, fine carbonation, smooth.
Fuzzycranium (4) - Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wonderful mouthfeel compared to nose. Malty, candy fig flavor with a hint of ginger.
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Enjoyed this more than the Scaldis Noel I tried. Has floral hops and sweet malt, booze in aroma. Pours clear amber. Low carbonation. Good consistency, palatee medium. Aftertaste is sweet and floral. Tap at Slows bbq.
fattybladdy (562) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 750ml. Dark cloudy ruby color, tall white head. High carbonation. Good mouthfeel. Taste is strong of dark fruit, raisins, fig. Slightly sour finish.
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red pour with a thin head. A little lace. Taste lingers in your mouth. The taste is spicy with a hint of banana and sugar. Aroma of sugar and feet. Mouth is little thin overall.
gripweed57 (688) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Garnet colored hazy liquid topped by a smalll craemy beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma hints at dark fruits. Flavor is mild toasted malt and more dark fruits with notes of plums and raisins. Lot’s of carbonation and peppery hops in finish. Overall, very nicely done.