TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
While I was excited about this beer and it was a beautiful color, I am really underimpressed with this beer. Can’t wait for this glass to be gone.
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
smells like old stale bandaid malt. taste is This is gross and I hate it. I’m never getting it again.
Darkmagus82 (964) - - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-1-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a reddish brown color with a thick tan head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to give a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma was heaviest of sweet and spiced aromas. A malty backbone of a biscuit nature supports sweet tastes of chocolate, caramel and some lighter dark fruit aromas. Mixed with these are aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a little coriander. A rather nice festive aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins a little on the sweeter side with a roasted malt flavor mixed with a large dose of caramel sweetness. Up front there are also some lighter notes of the spices detected in the nose. As the taste advances the spice grows stronger as the caramel sweetness fades to some degree. While the caramel fades a sweeter taste remains as the caramel is replaced by some of the darker fruits and a light chocolate taste that were detected in the nose. In the end a rather nicely spiced and sweet flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just above average side in terms of it creaminess and chewiness with a carbonation level that is just below average. The combination of the thickness and the carbonation are quite appropriate for the style and compliment the spice, fruit, and roast flavors of the brew nicely.
Overall – A smooth and tasty winter style brew; balancing nicely the roasted, spice and sweet flavors.
MonsterMagnet (182) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma: caramel, spices, dark fruit, bread. Taste: caramel, bread, berries, black currants, cinnamon, spices. Body on the thin side of medium, Medium sweet, medium bitterness, especially towards the finish.
AVLarsen (57) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Silkeblød ale. Måtte gerne have mere humle og er lidt lagret. Men ok det er en vinterøl og lige nu er det 25 grader og jeg steder pølser. Men sådan en fredag eftermiddag er den aldeles glimrende
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours amber with off-white head. Malty, caramel, some fruit, and hops. Bit spicy. Medium bodied.
hansvf (144) - - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sterke karamel geur. Smaakt naar toffee in een bierglas . lekker, apart en speciaal, goed Ok rustig te drinken.
BobEvers (276) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fles33cl. Kleur. Rood bruin. Kleine schuimkraag redelijk stabiel. Geur. Kruidig. Kaneel. Smaak. Fris kruidig. Ergens beetje zoet. Maar voornamelijk bitter en kruidig.
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, berries, & some juniper; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit (notably berries), and spice; Pretty decent.
skortila (4482) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has caramel, toast, some raisin, cinnamon. Clear, amber coloured beer with a medium head. The taste is sweet, has some light bitterness and evolves around a caramel malty backbone with quite some spice, hints of liquorice.
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mitra Druten. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, dark fruits, sugary, a bit spicy. Flavour is caramel, fruits, slightly spicy, sugary, subdued bitterness. Fairly sweet finish.