Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Di colore ambrato carico e schiuma fine color ocra, lascia il naso colmo di sentori dolci: caramello, uvetta, toffee e cioccolato al latte. In bocca l'alcol viene fuori e i sentori sono di frutta passita sotto spirito. Il corpo è morbido ed oleoso con una sensazione di calore alcolico che impedisce di buttarla giù tutta di un fiato. Anche il finale è di caramello, manca una virata decisa verso la pulizia finale.
Cristobal37 (709) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Syruppy sweet aroma, cherry, and maybe bourbon. Bubbily ruby with little head that doesnt stick around long. Sweet caramel, cherry and milk chocolate. Hides the booze at first then in the finish you can defo taste/feel it. Warming after a couple sips. The aftertaste is interesting a bit heavy and boozy, but some woody rootiness and lightly sweet and flowery. I prefer a barleywine that has a bit more hops and nutty malt flavor to this sweet sweet liqueur tasting version. But at 12% it?s totally drinkable.
melush (2576) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, EspaŮa.
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet, alcohol / Malta, caramelo, dulce, alcohol.
MayumiH (834) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a creamy tan head. Wonderful malty body with a lot of festive spice. Proper winter warmer for sure.
HuskerTan (1522) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Fruit cake, caramel, spices, vinous, nutty, red wine, subtle apple.
A- Murky brown color, cloudy liquid, minimal brown head.
T- Tart green apples, butterscotch, subtle red wine.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, astringent sour finish.
O- Unfortunately, I think this had a bit of a quality issue. It was also of an unknown vintage. Smelled decent at first, but weakened as the head dissipated and had a definite tart apple taste and not much else. Also looked like nasty sewer water. Had a lot of excitement for this one, especially being my Christmas beer, but alas, it was not meant to be.
NateH10s (61) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl Bottle Bush Noel in glass
A - clear brown almost Amber with beige short lived head
A - sweet malty, Carmel, vanilla, peach, sugary
T - heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour
P - medium body, oily creamy texture, soft carbonation, sweet warming finish
O - wonderful winter Belgian
knickskicks (1123) - - DEC 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 keg. Muddy brown pour with copper hues. While cold, the nose is dirty diaper, garbage, tobacco, ash, holiday spices. Taste, unfortunately, is as smells, which makes it difficult to choke down until it opens up. Still some garbage on the nose after it warms, but mostly just ash. The taste becomes more concentrated on the tobacco and faint spices. Sticky medium mouthfeel.
MelvinKalksma (747) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, spices, malts, caramel, slight chocolate.
Slightly turbid amber/brown with a very slight off-white head.
Heavy sweet and medium spicy with malts caramel. Not very complex.
BRW (2010) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with off white head. Caramel, malt aroma. Sweet, caramel, malt, fruit and nuts taste. medium to full body.
Vells (1405) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pleasant Christmasy brew. Huge maltiness, caramel, dark dried fruits, sweet berry like, spices, light yeast, bit warming. Light sweetness with light bitterness
Well balanced and enjoyable brew