TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky muddy brown with little off white head. Aromas of banana bread, dried fruit and caramel. Tastes similar. Lots of flavours going on. Dried fruit, vanilla and deep spices. Decent.
czar (3676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy light brown-reddish with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. sweet toasted caramel with brown sugar, some red fruitiness, tons of spices - mostly cinnamon, then undiscernable spices, orange zest, apple, gently oaked - cakey it is, grass and spruce needles, few phenols too. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, very spicy, grassy and lightly piney finish. sort of a mess. blah.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ferris..... This is kinda bizarre - mellow Kool aid version of jägermiester. Anise, pumpkin, a mess of spices, all spice, slight sourness, marshmallows, kitchen sink. Meh. Similar, too many spices but somehow this is fairly smooth. Fruits, anise, weak pepper, nutmeg - how about every spice ever made?, what is this?
dfearnley (728) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Smells like a orange, pepper, caramel, cinnamon, and raisins. Brownish amber with a thin tan head. Orange rind, red pepper, malt, raisin, and cinnamon.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Spicy, oak, caramel and apple sweet notes. Cloudy brown with a thin head. Sour caramel, a bit of red grape and a bit medicinal. Aroma is great but the flavor is completely out of what with a thin body.
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy brown with nearly no head. Smell is quite sweet with some toffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla, but there’s also a strong wine barrel smell with some slight funk, very interesting. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation.
manuchampions (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange brown with thin ring of off white foam. Aroma is maple syrup, apple pie and dark fruits dominated by orange peel. Taste is more complex with some spice, dark fruit, sweet, baked apple and spices in the finish. Decent but might need some aging to soften some of the rough edges.
neuromatt (996) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy caramel with a few bubbles but no head. The nose has notes of molasses, apple, toasted malts, raisins, figs, maple, cinnamon and cardamom. The flavour is moderately sweet with molasses up front, but increasing amounts of apple, vanilla and oak as it warms on the palate. Towards the end, spicy notes of cinnamon and cardamom emerge. It closes with a long, complex malty finish with molasses, spices and a hint of pepper. On the palate it is full in body with a rich, syrupy texture and light carbonation. Overall this is a very nice calvados-aged barley wine with a nice spicy bouquet. It evokes Christmas cake and a nice apple brandy. Tasty and very complex. 2013-05-19
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours dark brown, aroma is spicy, taste is a lot of spicy, with a good body to it, the taste is full and it has a lot of spices that remind of christmas, overall, pretty tasty stuff, bottle is should be shared, four ways would be about right
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is murky brown with light beige head and no lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, lots pf spices, apples, toffee, burnt sugar, nuts. Taste has caramel, dried apricots, lots of calvados barrel, burnt sugar, sweet. Full body, a bit too much carbonation for the style. Not bad, but definitly not something i would seek out again. A bit messy.
DuffMan (6077) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared ith TylerDurden. Murky brown with a finger-thick golden head. Very spicy aroma with boozy undertones. Th flavour is nearly exactly that of Durden’s wife’s Christmas cookies-- tons of sweet spices backed by chewy sweet malts. Complex and very tasty!