superspak (2108) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, Winter 2012 bottling. Pours cloudy almost opaque dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, dark bread, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, earth, roasted malt, chocolate, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, roasted malt, chocolate, toast, prune, earth, and light herbal spiciness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, dark bread, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, roasted malt, chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of robust flavors; with a nice malt backbone over the spices; and almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice winter warmer style. Very nice robust and balanced flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Benzai (6228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ Beer Temple. Opaque brown to black color, medium sized white head. Aroma is overpowering spicyness. Dear me. Taste malts, loads of spicea again, but somehow theyíre not as overpowering as the aroma. Itís still drinkable. I donít like it, but itís not as spicy (flavorwise) as I had expected.
kermis (4187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of spice, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate and roast. Flavour moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark chestnut brown with a lasting off-white head. Strong, perfumed hooliday spice aroma, overwhelming most beer aroma. Sweet malty flavour of biscuit and bread, wwith lots of spice, and a medium drying/bitter finish
sic1314 (2400) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of spicy caramel malt, chocolate, dark fruit, mustyness. Medium body, flavour of milk chocolate, light chili, dark fruit.
Getbetter (699) - Cucamonga, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle.A strong clove aroma and taste.Thereís no way to mistake this for a winter warmer with itís strong spices and clove taste.
Ed5388 (1593) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from jsquire. Pours a dark brown/amber color with a finger of creamy khaki head. Aroma of mainly strong spice. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is similar. Strong cinnamon and clove, with notes of caramel, dark fruit, and a hint of spruce.
vtafro (2280) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Clove, nutmeg, and spice aromas. Flavor is spice dominated, smooth finish, and the abv is well hidden.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Jeff! Robust, candle/soap-like aroma of dark spices. Medium body with good carbonation, slick feeling mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight bit of bitterness and elements of dry tannins. Some earthy elements come through in the aftertaste.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is a dark brown color with a hint of amber around the edges, and a medium densely foamy khaki head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, spices and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of cloves, roast malt and dark fruit. The finish is spicy and figgy with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
TheBear11D (138) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 Elf pours a dark plumb purple with a beige head that lasts a bit and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is nutmeg and caramel. The flavor is nutmeg, all spice and dark fruit. Overall this is a nice brew.
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