jkwood04 (4464) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malts, some light spices from the yeast, and floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
ej (917) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown producing a small head. Malty sweet aroma with hints of nuts, caramel and a whiff of alcohol. Taste is fairly sweet as well. Hints of alcohol and vinous, dried fruit notes. Medium to full bodied with soft to avg co2.
ZodiacM (232) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkerbruin bier, cremekleurige schuimkraag. Geur van mout en caramel. Smaken van mout, caramel, koffie, kruidig. Ondanks de naam winterbier is dit een verrassend fris bier, die door z’n hoge alcoholpercentage je lekker warm maakt. Wederom een goede Emelisse
Aggiebob (162) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a Trappist glass. It is a dark murky brown having no head and with an aroma was ripe stone fruit and molasses. The taste is sweet and oily while the finish is a dry bitterness. Overall I was expecting a little more.
vipinvelp (2633) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown, light brown lacing foam head. Bittersweet aroma, definately some candy tones present. Light bittersweet taste, again some candy there. NIce warm feeling this beer. (Velp 201503)
tricksta_p (1709) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 version. Aroma of dark malt, caramel, candy sugar, raisins, some hoppy notes. Flavour is sweet with a moderate bitter finish. A bit too much of candy sugar sweetness, but the bitterness does seem to balance things out... somewhat.
stevoj (2665) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste would lead you to believe hat this had a higher ABV. Deep and dark, pit fruits and figs, oily and slippery. Robust enough to let stand and sip over time.
solidfunk (4913) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a snap of oakiness at the finish of this one. Pours cloudy maroon without much head or lacing. Some prune or raisin. Bitter wooden finish. Tap at pizza paradiso Dupont.
Erasmus_ro (1675) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Viisi penniä, Helsinki. Pours a dark auburn brown with a good, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, sweet malts, syrup, dark fruits, earthy, spicy, some clove. Taste is sweet with caramel, syrup, dark fruits and marzipan. Somewhat spicy. Full with good carbonation. Too sweet.
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at SuperMarket Liquors
Pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts and mild smoky. Flavors of toffee, sweet malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, dry finish
Nice, I had to keep changing my rating as it warmed up. Let ’er warm up and enjoy.
MonsterMagnet (464) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 2014 version, 9.2%. Pours red brown with a thin off white head. Aroma: candy, raisins. Taste: cotton candy, marshmellows, nuts, raisins, caramel, spices. Very sweet, little bitterness, slick texture, medium thin body, average to lively carbobation, pretty long finish, leaving the taste of sweets. Balance is way off on this one.