McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Letís split this between the 2014 and 2006 batches...cheers Craig.
Dark Chestnut brown, wee bit of cloudiness and a decent light tan ringed head. Nose is very pungent cinnamon, warming spice and soft nuttiness. Initial taste is lean sweetness, soft warming choc and builds to a light herby ess. Dense enough carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Finishes clean spicy roast and lingers spicy good times.
GlasgowTAD (1356) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, malts. Taste is raisins, toffee, earthy hops, dust and slight spice.
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2014 - Light brown colour, nice creamy tan head with lacing. Aroma of raisins, gingerbread, cloves, honey and some resinous hops. Taste is dried fruits, ginger, cinnamon, honey with citrussy hop finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Not my favourite style, but i appreciate the balance, roundness and complexity. Nice christmas beer.
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 8 Sept 2015. Pours dark brown/black with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, saison type aromas, dried fruit and medicine. Taste of a little roast and toffee.
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2014. Aroma is ginger, figs or some other dark fruit, nutmeg, malt. Appearance is a foggy reddish brown with a light tan head. Taste is figs, ginger, nutmeg, disappears very quickly. Mouthfeel is a decent carbonation but the flavor is very light and leaves immediately, which I suppose isnít horrible. Overall, this beer is well past its prime yet somehow I doubt I would enjoy it more fresh.
FlandersNed (394) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle dated 2014. Finings-laden dark mahogany color, low tan foam. Sweet spice nose. Nutmeg, pine resin, cinnamon, raisin, clove, toasted wood & more notes in the tongue. Full- body and medium+ carbonation.
mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle at home, from Appellation Wines, Dalry Road, Edinburgh, spicy, toffee aroma, brown, thin bubbly beige head, no lacing, sweet spicy, malty, viscous
JohnRMurdoch (4368) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared with mr_h. Almost black, big foamy head. Leafy treacle aroma. Flavour of cinnamon and other spices. Sour aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
KW92 (1227) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa brązowa, zmętnione. Piana średniej wysokości, drobna.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Przyprawy korzenne, słody i nuty żywiczne (leśne).
SMAK: Słodowe z przyjemnie rozgrzewającymi przełyk przyprawami. Goryczka wysoka, zalegająca.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Version- Pours a very dark brown mahogany color with a thick tan head on top. Smells of mellow spiced fruit, toffee, molasses, pine resin, and gingerbread. Dry, spiced, somewhat gingerbread-y flavor. A little tart fruit, spruce, bitter chocolate, orange peel, and faint maple. Medium body, creamy texture, with a slickness that sticks to the tongue. Definitely better as it warms up.