rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a quite nice brownish head. Chocolate and licorice aroma. A bit sourish. Roasted tar and chocolate flavor. Some cocoa and a bit vinous. A bit harsh and lacks some body.
Earlier Rating: 12/25/2011 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle. Dark amber beer with Ã quite nice brownish head. Chocolate and licorice aroma, Ã bit sourish. Roasted tar and chocolate flavor, cocoa and Ã bit vinous. A bit harsh and lacks some body.
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omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Near black, rich head. Fruity nose with some cocoa. Sweetish with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Cocoa powder dominates. Shallow, very fruity, some plastic and tobacco. Mid bitter finish. Dull.
hirigalzkar (2286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This beer manages to be a well balanced porter, even with chili added. Although I’m not sure if all things added really makes it a better beer. Still good though.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin beige head. Coffee, chocolate, fruit and hops on the nose. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, and nuts.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap@The Brew Dog Bar, Camden. Black as night with a middling tan head. Roasted malts, dark choc and spices in the aroma. A similar tale followed in the flavour with the addition of some restrained hop bitterness. Body a little on the thin side, but certainly one of the better xmas beers to pass my lips. Enjoyed it.
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg in Dean Swift. Colour is very dark brown/black. Nose is malty, dark chocolate, strong lactic and beery ales notes. Taste is roasted grain coffee, chocolate and very lactic.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Thanks, Paul. Pours a rich, red-brown with a foamy, beige head. Rich, dark chocolate in the nose, mild roast, some smokey meat. Medium sweet, some dark and chalky chocolate, faint spice, rich cocoa. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Faintly dry finish, moderate roasted malts, slight tang, cocoa, light bitterness. Very nice beer.
berlinoise2go (613) - NORWAY - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Very dark brown (almost black) colour with a ruby hue. Inch-thick beige head that diminishes quickly, but leaves a nice lace ring. Aroma of roasted malt, cookies, pepper, nutmeg and some fruitiness (raisins). Taste is quite dry, somewhat papery, but also acidic. Mild bitterness and a discreet malty/fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium/light - had expected a bit more body. Tried it with a few xmas cookies, but that match was poor - maybe better with savoury food. The cocoa/chili elements are hardly noticable.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Secondo me? Una mezza belinata, una porter tipica resa atipica da note stonate inserite per scherzo.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour and tan head. Quite bitter, but also a malty sweetness. Aroma is also malty. Finish is bitter-sweet. I like, but I think I preferred Alice Porter. (Bottle)