kraddel (3629) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark , amberbrown . Good white head
Taste is bit bitter, very earthy , some spices . Nice
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Donkerbruine kleur met een dikkel laag beige schuim. Ruikt nogal zoet, speculaaskruiden. Smaakt bijzonder goed, iets te zoet.
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
licorish aromas, but also a yeasty aroma. fine darkbrown color but with a shortliving fine head. a great bitter taste, and a fizzy palate that function well with taste and aroma.
Bamsen78 (3427) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark ruby / copper brown with airy tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and roast with a hintof chocolate. Sweet flavour of caramel malt with sourish notes of coffee beans and a touch of chocolate. Sour-sweet finish. Warm alcohol presence. Low carbonation. Very well balanced and delicious but very far from the style under which it is categorised here.
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige foamy full lasting head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty with dark fruits and light licorice and roasty notes. Flavor is malty too with light fruity (walnut and cherry) tones, ending in a moderately fruity, slightly metallic finish. Medium bodied.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with an inch khaki foam that leaves a lot of lacing
Big caramel and malt and mistletoe on the nose. First whiff smelled like Christmas Lots of sweetness on the tongue , with a nice amount of breadiness Finishes clean Overall very nice
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a somewhat hazy sepia with a fairly thick and foamy light tan head. Robust aroma has an overtone of caramel with touches of cloves and cinnamon and a hoppy hint. Flavor has a bold sweet malty note plus caramel, spice and hoppy tones, a hint of licorice, a touch of fresh-cut wood. Thick, syrupy flavor has some good fizz, if not a lot. A very enjoyable ale any time of year.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/III/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: IX/2014 (2013-224)
Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, some cloves, paint, chocolate, overripe fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some caramel, dried fruits, spices, bitter hops, cloves. Aftertaste: some caramel, little bitter, overripe fruits, some mocha, spicy, alcohol, hoppy ending.
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark red with a light lacing and full lasting dense off-white medium head. Aroma is malty, black currant, dark toffee, prune, strawberries, pear-drop, banana, roasted malt, hops, nut, straw, bubblegum, spices. Taste is near medium sweet, bitter with a well integrated light sourness. Body is medium+, texture is creamy, carbonation is medium. Finish is rather short malty and a little warming. Nice balance between malts, hops and the yeast-signature. The beer is primarily malt-driven, but packs more hops than expected, and the esters arenít overwhelming. The light sourness makes it almost refreshing too. There isnít a lot of taste as such, but the balance is great as long it doesnít get near lukewarm.
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is caramel malts, oliebollen and winter spices. Flavour is caramel, malts, slight roast and christmas spices. Too spicy for me.