Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours dark mahagony colored with flat head. Smell has anis, cinnamon and sweet roasted caramel malts. Starts with sweet caramel malts, spices and some belgian yeast. Middle part has sweet caramel and chocolate malts, paired with spices. Finish is malty and spicy, with a delicious belgian yeast notes! Awesome winter warmer!!
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle at home - pours hazy amber with nearly no head. Aroma of nuts and malt, vanilla and cinnamon, cardemon. Sweet slight spicy palate, slight bitter in the finish, no carbo. Damn, well drinkable beer. This kinda blows me off my socks. BBD was 2 years after bottling date (Nov 2011) but I think I am going to keep on to my other bottle a while longer. This beer evolved well!
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Minimal beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, molasses, light cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry that’s somewhat medicinal, light vinous, caramel, nutmeg/cinnamon. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. Bottled 15/11/2011. Freshly arrived from the distributor. Labeled 9.8%. Totally hazy dark brown / red color. Lots of fine particles in the body hazing it up. Minimal off-white head. Some loose bits of lace. Way less head than in most De Molen brews, looks like it’s flat. Yup... Not completely flat, but very, very light carbonation. Almost flat... Bigger body. Lightly dry in the finish. I don’t completely mind the very light carbonation, it’s decently easy to drink, a nice change of pace from many overcarbonated european brews. It helps that the flavor here is pretty good. Caramel malt in the nose, but nice orange-citrus hop. Winter spice flavors work well with the dark fruit and caramel malt. Hint of chocolate... Pretty complex stuff, mostly tasty. Moderate to stronger bitter taste, little sweet in the finish. Hides alcohol decently well. At this point, a pretty decent strong hoppy (old) winter ale. Alright now, but I’d imagine this was way better fresh.
Koelschtrinker (9467) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gewürziger süßer Antrunk wobei die Gewürze zu stark sind. Daher nicht ganz rund, passende Malzigkeit. Später harmonischer, die Malzigkeit wird vollmundig, schokoladig. 9/10/9/10/9/10
McNeillR (622) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and salty preserve nose. Oily laced, swirly sticky head. Muscatty density, Zimbo’s Heinz Tomato Soup is so bang on its all I can taste at the finish. Tidy but one directional.
zimbo (414) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Heinz tomato soup which is sort of confected and dominates everything. Looks good in the bottle but...guess I could cook with it.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ De Molen. Color dark amber with small head. Aroma malt, caramel, spicy, cinnamon. Taste sweet, roasted, spicy, hop, alcohol.
Brandman (1756) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body, offwhite head. Aroma has Sweet caramelly malt, cookie dough, raisins and resiny notes. Huge maltiness and sweetness in flavour. Some alcohol.
Beergeek23322 (1688) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with no head at all. Aromas of dark fruit and brown sugar with some spice. Alcohol is muted.