kraddel (2326) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from caignie
Pours very dark amber , bit light coming trough , Small white head.
Bit sweet, malty smell . some hops .
taste is very sweet, it tastes like lemonade, wtf ?
Crispy mouthfeel , reminding at sugar .. bit thin, but taste is intense enough .
some spices, even a bit reminding at speculaas ( Belgian kind of coockie ) but onley in the background ...
Unique for sure
DCLawyer (1296) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Amber with moderate offwhite head. Caramel malt dominates, with some bread and seasonal spices. Fair.
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Wim at his home. Hazy red amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter malty with some chocolate hints.
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour, no head. Aroma of caramel, strawberry jam, cinnamon. Taste is light sweet, spicy and fruity flavour. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Quite nice
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nutty, vanilla and orange. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, fruity and nutty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12oz. An almost clear amber to brown colored beer with a dense, beige head of moderate size. The aroma is very much on the malty side, with caramel, nuts and some chocolate. Not much hoppyness going on, but itís detectable. Itís quite sweet on the palate, with lots of malty flavors like nuts, chocolate and last but not least caramel. The bitterness smoothens things out. Vanilla too, else itís not very spiced, but thereís some. Full body and a suitable carbonation. Lasting malty finish. Sure a pleasant winter beer, tasteful too. 140111
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of burnt bread, caramel, malt, raisins and some spicy notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some nutty notes, spices, caramel and dried fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.
jmgreenuk (3249) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Wildeman, Amsterdam. Poured a hazy dark amber with a thin white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is big malt with a little yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malt weak alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. This beer is all about the malt but Iím not complaining!
jebert (456) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a thin tan head. Nose is fragrant with sweet malt. Very creamy on the palate. First taste is dominated by the sweetness- followed by a rich blend of caramel and malt with a hint of maple syrup. Finishes sweet but not cloying. Very robust, creamy and sweet ale, a perfect companion to mixed nuts in front of the fireplace on a winterís eve. Well done, Anderson Valley Brewing!
John25 (121) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark orange/light amber with a 1/2 finger tan head. A: winter spice, sugary malts, licorice T: rich malts, burnt sweet sugar, cinnamon, vanilla P: clean, creamy, sweet. Overall: a hell of a winter brew. It's perfectly balanced with varied winter flavors that don't overpower each other.