UDBeernut (1272) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours cloudy brown with tan head. Bread and fig in the nose. Taste adds an element of cinnamon and burnt sugar. The apple brandy shows on the finish. Body full and creamy. Yes!
ericdevin (473) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours a rich, dark, color, essentially opaque with a small amount of tan head. Aroma lots of dried fruit: figs, prunes, plums, booze. Body rich yet lively, finish full and chewy, long and boozy. So much...
gunnfryd (9402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is figs, nutmeg, spices, yeast. Flavour is sourness, malt, alcohol, oak, brett, figs, nutmeg, spices, yeast. Full body . Nice beer.
BEENJAMIN (195) - 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 (1503) - 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 (5027) - 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 (11782) - 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 (5576) - 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 (1733) - 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 (9651) - 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 (3864) - 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.