AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 2004. Pours a dark amber/brown. Some lacing around the perimeter of the glass. Whatever head there was quickly dissipates. Smell reminds me of an old english ale. Plenty of floating sediment suspended in the drink. Smell is quite welcoming. Still some decent carbonization given the age. Taste is close to an english ale. Very solid brew for the age and price. Glad I have more of these left. Solid offering. This brewery is starting to grow on me.
doubelknv3 (1076) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity, sweet malt aroma with a note of alcohol. Clody, dark amber with thin head. Blackberry, vanilla, and spices. Bitter finish.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of sweet aroma, berries mainly. Abit sweet, even on the lips, somewhat sticky. Alot of fruits, orange, plum, spiciness, quite warming, but well hidden alcohol. A decent brew, enjoyable, just abit too sweet.
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2004 vintage). Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is very toffeeish, some berries and slightly caramel malts and hoppy. Flavour is a real fudge bomb along with orange, vanilla and some hops. A very nice beer!
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 10 Mar 2007) Dark red/amber/brown colour, slightly hazy. Fruity nose with cherries, raspberries, wild berries, dark fruit, Seville orange, caramel, fudge and vanilla. Fruity taste with caramel, fudge, raspberries, cherries and vanilla. Very complex, but slightly unfocused and rather sweet. Hearty, tasty and warming, though.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber. Smells of bread, spices, mainly vanilla. I was worried about this because I don’t really like super sweet beers. It wasn’t as bad as others like this but I still couldn’t quite stomach it. The flavor starts out with vanilla and finishes with a slight warming sensation.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very true winter brew. Beer is very malty with some hoppy accents. Aroma is strong and lasting. Appearance is dark brown with a thick lacey head. Mouthfeel is very crisp and lasting.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
came highly recommended from the guy at international beverage. completely changed my opinion of what a winter brew should taste like.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish copper color. Smell of hops, malt, spice, caramel, bread and vanilia. Taste of hops, malt, ginger, cinamon, fruit, zest, clove, pine and caramel. A little bit of alchol at the end with a great dry bitterness makes this a great beer!
yemntftb (106) - USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 bottle. This beer is great. Pours a golden chesnut color, frothy head. Really like the toffee and spice flavoring