DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Purple Pig in Chicago. Medium brown, frothy tan head. Initially the aroma had a yeasty cidery aroma, but with some air time the spices came forward and the dark fruits became apparent. Figs and brown sugar and Christmas spice and candied oranges. Sweet but not overly so, quite enjoyable.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Copenhagen Ølfestival 2012. Hazy reddish brown color. Sweet aroma with toffee, raisins and prunes. Sweet flavor with plenty of prunes and raisins, some vanilla too. Low carbonation, mellow soft oily palate. Very good dessert liquer like beer.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is nalt, caramel, alcohol and spices. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.
zaf (266) - ITALY - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma: caramel, toast, licorice, alcohol,
apparenza: brown, hazy, minimal head,
gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
palato: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
è da tempo che volevo assaggiarla e non sono rimasto deluso assolutamente..aroma deciso, classico di questo stile di birra (frutta secca,malto tostato,sentori speziati),gusto altrettanto speziato e piacevole,ma poco corposa e con poca schiuma..finale lungo e caldo
bevuta all’elfo alla spina!
tderoeck (5883) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/11/12 - 75cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: IX/14 (2012-1289)
Clear dark amber to brown beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: yeast, bit cheesy, caramel, sweet, dried fruits, overripe banana, bit smelly. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sugary, dried fruits, raisins, bit sourish, red berries, alcohol. Aftertaste: sour touch, alcohol and dried fruits.
Christian (11676) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, and bready malt. Sweetish flavour with some orange peel and a heavy, almost doppelbock-like malt profile, along with a touch of alcohol
Wolfbass (956) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considerando la gradazione alcolica, bisogna fare i complimenti perchè ha davvero una facile beva, però non mi convince completamente, forse un pò troppo furbetta...
Lukaduke (2604) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown color with a finger or so of eggshell colored foam that trails away rather quickly... aromas are earthy dark fruit... figs, raisin, belgian candy and cola. On the palate this is good. Nice touch of carbonation brings the dark fruit out and its balanced nicely by a earth wet wood malty backbone. Nice brightness from the orange peel shines mid to late palate and really bring this one from a good beer to a great beer ! Tasty stuff.
Huhzubendah (2860) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige cap. The aroma offers malt, holiday spices, brown sugar, brown bread, light sweetness. Light malty sweetness, with brown bread and perhaps a touch of cinnamon. Pretty tasty. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Alcohol presence is minimal. Pretty smooth feel. Overall, this was solid, but not exceptional.
Nickls (1947) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Creamy light tan head, dark murky ruby brown. Lots of zesty citrus, toffee, sourish dark fruits, and a slight sweetness in the aroma. Sweet raisins, citrus, spicy, dark fruits and some sour citrus in the finish. Medium to lighter body.