TimsRatings (264) - - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12oz can.
Pours a reddish copper with slightly off white head. Spicy aroma that is somewhat strong yet subtle. (Complex?). Cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness in flavor. Not a bad winter ale. Wish I had cracked this with the cheesecake I had earlier today - it would have complemented it nicely.
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Jamedra (261) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je silně sladové, cereální. Pěna je lehce moccacino barvy, jemná, středně vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je tmavší rubínová. Chuť je velmi rázná a silná připomíná ořechovici, jsou v ní znát jak oříšky tak alkohol, okraje jsou taky silně oříškové a kořeněné, finiš je velmi robustní, převládá v něm alkohol, má delší držící ocas.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Mahogany with one finger head. Malty with dark fruit. Some holiday-ish spice. Sweet and pleasant.
JefVerstraete (665) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Light body. Aroma of spices (cinnamon, liquorice, banana). Sweet with light bitter finish.
TrefwoordPunk (728) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 10 FL OZ. Pours a copper red wit a medium beige headn and an aroma of plums, sweet malt, caramel and herbs. The taste is too sweet for me, not malty but a more artificial sweetness, with some herbs in the background, maybe basil and thyme. The body is really light for the sweetness of the beer, less sweetness or more body and alcohol would make this a far better beer.
pivnizub (8358) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Copper coloured. A bit hazy, small off-white foamy layer, sweet dried fruits and caramel and x-mas spices in the nose; moderate to solid sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; sweet caramelly finish, "ornated" by some cinnamon and other christmas spices. Not my cup of tea…
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark mahogany with medium tan head. Smell is deep caramel sweetness with some spiciness. Taste is more caramel, brown paper bag with some sweet spiciness. Not my thang mehn.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle @ Cardinal. Unclear reddish amber body with a nice, medium sized, foamy off-white head. Nice aroma with caramel malt, dry fruit and Christmas spices. Flavor is sweet, smooth malt, caramel, spices, particular cinnamon, a hint of liquorice and red berries. Not very strong in spices, but well composed, a bit weak in bitterness. Fine and balanced body, nice aftertaste. More spices appears in aftertaste. Nice spicy one without overdoing anything.
berntholer (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light beige head disappears fast without lacing. amber clear colour. aroma of grains, biscuit, fruity, candylike, black currants? taste is a bit sour, anilla with slight wry and bitter finish. medium body, quite carbonated. different, but not overwhelming. bottle 12 fl.oz
Douberd (1202) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml, at home. Poured into a snifter. First heavy rain of the September, so I guess winter is coming here, seemed like a good opportuity to open this one. ABV 6.9%
Bright amber colour on the body, with a good sized head on top, soapy with an off-white colour, low retention and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of light caramel, cookie dough, hops, maybe a little bit of nutmeg but very faint.
Taste of caramel, toffee, little bit of butter, more spices now but still faint enough not to overpower the flavour, some dark fruits too. Malty sweetness on the aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation, biting a little on the finish. Quite dry palate.
Tasty beer, I’d like the spices flavours more intense but still great.