djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong brandy, oak, and roast. Thin mouthfeel with nice roast, light sweet brandy, oak and spicy finish. Very good.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. medium caramel colored pour. medium bodied. brandy notes, caramel/toffee, some dark fruit/raisin notes. decent
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Blue Monk. Pours a dark caramel with a thin, off white head. Aroma has some subtle notes of caramel, dark fruits, and some slight fruit and spice. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel, dark fruits, holiday spices, and a warm alcohol feeling. Medium body and carbonation. Light in the mouth with a set finish. Overall very tasty. Subtle barrel flavours with caramel, dark fruits, spices, and an easier drinking texture.
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So I found this paper from a bottle share night with the pimp, DrSilverworm, and realized that I have a bunch of ratings written, but not logged. I also have some somewhere from DLD 2013 & Natifest 2013. So...maybe those will show up soon? Who really knows with me? The answer, not even me. BTW, the beer cinnamon, spice, nutmeg, and everything nice.
UDBeernut (1671) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from mullins, your redonkulous bro. pours dark red hue, quick cream head. nutmeg, cinnamon, brady nose. quick spice in the mouth that gently wisp away to brandy sweetness. full body.
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a small tan head..Nose is spice, roast, cinnamon, nutmeg, dry...Taste is faint spice, dry, musty chocolate, very faint brandy..
tribblemaker (1) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tastes like Christmas. More specifically, tastes like vörtbröd. Ginger, cloves, nutmeg, raisins. Doesn’t feel as thick as some ales, but the flavour creates a similar sensation.
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce waxed bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of wood, spice, cinnamon and anise in particular, and light roast. I get cool notes of graham cracker pie crust and coconut as well. Taste is toasty sweet and roasty. This would be something nice to sip around a fire of some sort on a chilly day. Pretty nice.
brokensail (10780) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Green wax from 2013, but didn’t see anything about barrel aging on the label... Anyway, murky amber pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of brandy and vanilla. Some nice caramel and brown sugar as well. Quite sweet on the palate with a lot of spice. Plenty of nutmeg and clove. Brown sugar, caramel, and some toast. A bit of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and plenty of vanilla. Mild booze. Nice.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a beige ring for a head. Aroma of nutmeg, ginger, brandy, toasted and chocolate and caramel malts, and candied nuts. The flavor roughly follows the same lines, but it’s not as easy to pull out distinct notes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a spicy, boozy mouthfeel. Very good barrel-aged winter beer.