fletchfighters (922) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddidsh copper color with a light tan head.
Nose is cinnamon, dark fruits, nuts, bread, caramel and slight amounts of brandy. Slightly muted at first but grew as it warmed.
Taste is a little more bread l with slight spices, cinnamon, dark fruits and splashes of brandy. Well balanced but quite soft.
Medium feel, light carbonation. Not as coating as thought it could or should be for the style. Still nice though
BEENJAMIN (190) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Block 15 - 2013 is showing a lot richer and fuller in body then past releases. The spice is just right, a favorite of holiday beers!
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Rimg, Some Lacing
S: Figs, Brandy, Mild Sugar
T: Brandy, Figs, Sugars, Mild Bourbon
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a nice sweet molasses based beer with definite brandy barrel aging in it.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some spices, slight funk and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some funk, sour notes, spices and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11751) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a reddish dark brown body, unclear, and topped by a dense, minimal sized beige head. The aroma is lightly sourish, with dried fruits, some nutmeg and cinnamon and a generic spicyness. Caramel maltyness too. Chocolate. A bit thin on the palate, still feeling sort of full-bodied. Pleasant carbonation, dry. A light tartyness, with caramel, dried fruits, spices and some chocolate. Lasting finish. Not really sure about this one. Itt’s nice, no doubt, but I can’t decide if I like it or love it. 130928
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruity, alcohol, caramel, oak, some spices and hint of sourness. Taste is light to medium sweet, light sour and light bitter with a long warm, fruity, slightly sour finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Alphadelic (1731) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of best Xmas beers ever. Rich fruit and molasses, strong barley with a huge butterscotch and brandy finish.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark orange brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sweet fruit, nutmeg & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded.
alexsdad06 (3825) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small yellowish beige head. The aroma has caramel, honey, barrel with some boozy brandy and vanilla with darker fruits favoring figs and stirring some raisin. Flavors are much of the same; caramel, figs, hints of spice, wood, brandy and vanilla all having a warming effect. Medium body. Good flavor but a little boozy.
DrSilverworm (4020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Hazy brown - red color. Some particles in the body. Thin off-white head on the surface. Little lace. Really interesting, complex nose. Fig pudding describes it well. Big fig, caramel malt, rich cake, some chocolate in the nose, baked apple pie and light spice. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Viscous in the finish. Sweeter taste, light bitter, little spice. Light warmth in the finish. Not too much alcohol bite. Interesting, unique, complex tasty stuff.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a semi-transparent caramel with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and boozy with notes of fig, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.