blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber in color with a few bubbles, bready brown sugar aroma with pumpernickel and brown sugar flavors
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ EG.
A wonderful deep ruby red colour. Fine, medium, creamy, almost white head. Aroma has definite wheat, mixed with cocoa powder, some coriander, oranges, ípomeransí, a bit milky. Medium, rather prickly carbonation. Fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, chocolate dominates among dried fruits, a touch of spiciness, light malty dryness. Some coriander, cardemum and a bit of vanilla. Fresh and no hint of the 8 % ABV.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma has some toffee and citrus notes, but what really comes through is licorice.
The flavor is more of the same, with licorice dominating. I also get some bread and biscuit malt, raisins, dark fruit and some citrus. There is also a mix of spices, but I canít pick any of them out individually.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2010
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Drank from a tulip glass poured from the bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a frothy head. Aroma is heavy on licorice, spice, even a little chocoate thrown in. Courage is a good name, cause thatís what you need to finish this brew. Overpowering spice and licorice flavor some grain and malt flavor as well.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Willems, Belgium. Pours dark mahogany brown with a stable creamy white head. Dark fruit, raisin and a bit of herbs. Mild anis. Sweet malty. Full bodied. A bit of warmth.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled 01/2010) Beautiful ruby color with a firm and lacy head. Strongly spicy with anise, ginseng(?), licorice, herbs, some tartness. Spiciness maybe overdone, but guess thatís ok for a winter beer. Interesting. 5246
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 330ml (Beerplanet, vintage 2009, BB 03/2011)
Dark murky brown color, small off-white head. Strong aroma of anise, spices, chocolate, cocoa powder ... Medium bodied. Notes of Jšgermeister, spices, anise, coffee, grains. Really strange brew.
Vaiz (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed one of these in a windy field in the Provence region in France. What a brew, really loads of spices in the aroma, thick body, creamy texture, nice head. The brewery really paid attention to the details. Flavor is also well balanced. Spicy hops and sweet sugary and slightly roasted malts. Nice.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma has a licorice like sweetness and spices. The flavor has coriander, licorice and a light sweetness on a wheaty base. Decent.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter 2009. I did not expect much out of this beer, but itís a happy surprise. Iíd like to try it fresh, but itís probably better now. The appearance is dark brownish red with a tight off-white cap. Hazy. The aroma is very rich. Thereís a ton of malt - caramel, toasted bread, apricots, grapes, sugar cane. Thereís a bit of cough syrup, but I like it here. The beer gets a bit cloying but not in a really bad way given the flavor. Thereís some chocolate in the finish. Itís a good sipping beer.