TET (1549) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown beer with a big, creamy and beige head. The nose is dark fruity, plums, spices, simple. Taste is smooth and dark fruity, quite strong spicyness that gives the more interest. Medium bodied, high and smooth carbonation. Very simple beer, but quite tastefull, anyway.
mjakopa (191) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark red/amber with slight head. Aroma is caramel, some smoke, malts and herbs. Body is sweet caramel, strong in alcohol but t doesn’t overpower the taste. Finish is more caramel, but with a shorter tail. A well balanced and quite tasty belgian, christmas ale.
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle served in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark brown liquid with a beige head. A little underwhelming after reading previous write-ups. The level of spice was less than I expected and had my expectations not been raised quite so high would score higher. Nothing to suggest this is a Christmas beer but nevertheless a well balanced and accomplished Belgian Ale.
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty subtle stuff in a great way. Nose is there, but a little subdued. Dark fruit and a little sugar. Appearance is grand, clear, dark, reddish, fine head, that stays, nice lacing and retention. Taste is a bit sweet at 1st with the candied sugar and dark fruit, then dries out nicely. Nice mouthfeel, solid and substantial as it warms. Nice fine carbonation feel, a well made beer.
rok1024 (1029) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost clear amber red brown appearance with good head. Caramel, dates, raisin aroma, sweet with a hint of sourness. Great abbey dubbel style beer.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. As of this moment, this is the tenth most rated beer I have not yet rated. Pours a slightly hazy rust color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar, candied fruits. The taste is brown sugar, plum, dark fruits, mild spice and apple skins. Medium bodied, slight warmth, low carbnation. Nice beer.
Firefly54 (228) - - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red colour with a large slight off white head. Aroma - red fruits, nuts, spice, cinnamon, caramel. Taste - raisin, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange peel, stewed fruit. Sweet but not sickly. Good
txolo (154) - SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
De olor a pasas, frutos rojos y secos, alcohol. Muy seca, si es que algo mojado es seco, aunque luego llena la boca y deja regusto dulce, entra mejor de lo que parece, algo licorizada, textura suave. Especiada
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fluufy beige head. Aroma is caramel, plums, raisins, yeast. Sweet and fruity taste.
Valgreen (635) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Dark brown, big tan head with great lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, spices, slightly hop notes. Taste, malty, caramel, brown sugar, oranges, spicy. Oily mouth feel. Malty aftertaste, with brown sugar