presario (4428) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Quick head. Big spice nose; cinamon, nutmeg, spruce and a hint of molasses. Warm malt, citrus middle and lots of warm spice. The citrus/orange middle is kind of interesting.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely deep mahogany. Strong off white head. Quite sweet aroma that I canít really place. Some dried fruit perhaps and spices that I would normally associate with hot cross buns. Taste is sweet and once again I struggle to identify the spices. Some hop bitterness and definitely some alcohol. Quite drinkable and definitely improved as it warmed up. Perhaps a little ageing will help.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light biege head good size top carbonation very dark brown colour slight yellow tinge aroma malty spicy nearly christmas cake like flavour cinnamon nutmeg five spice like aniseed liccorice sweetness comes out well at the finish with the malt and slight cream touch and mellowness
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby red,meduim head.
Aroma of cinnamon,apple and lemonade.
tastes of cinnamon, lemonade,ginger,high alcohols.more sweet than bitter.
Abit to shandy like for me, finished with thin, malt.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage. dark dark red, almost no head. Smells like a shandy! or a raddler i will call it these days... yeah, so basically lemons and lime, but not hoppy at all, I suspect it must be from lemon peel, coriander or something... lemopn flavour continues through in the flavour but is subdued by cloves, cinamon, allspice? roasty maltiness in the backbone and a quite dry and refreshing palate. little bitterness. I like it!
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red/brown with a nice tan coloured head. Nose is quite peculier. Very overt spice notes, surely additions and not yeast driven. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & as papsoe points out cardomom. Also some fruit cake-like dark malt. Palate tones down the spice notes a touch, allowing the chocolate malt & dark fruit notes to come through. Finishes with lingering spice notes, but not in the traditional phenolic sense. Really interesting, Iíd love to have this with a tasty morroccan dish!
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
...had it at the Purvis fest. Looked deep in the glass, with ruby highlights. Tons of spices in the nose, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Insanely complex berew with crazy flavors. I liked it alot. Rich dark fruity flavors, intense and coating. I was very inpressed with this "stuff", itís like a weird dessert than gets ripped. One of my highest ratings. Try it, you might do a backflip in excitement.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, vintage 2007.
Pours slightly cloudy, brown/amber. Light tan head.
Rich aromas of sweet fruit, very complex.
Strong ginger aroma with floral and spice notes. Some peach and apple.
Flavours are spicy. Strong aniseed, clove and cinnamon with raisin and other dark fruit.
Not a lot of bitterness. Very rich, especially as it warms.
Intense fruitcake flavours! Perfect for winter.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Vintage 2006. Hazy orangey brown with a creamy yellowish head. Very spicy cardamom-like nose. Medium-bodied, notes of Speculaas and perhaps orange. Lightly sweet before a vaguely bitter finish. 270408
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL Bottle. Reddish/brown beer with an average size head but extremely short lived. Cloudy beer thats not much to look at. Strong aroma of malt, spice and fruit. The taste follows suite, with a warming alcoholic presents. Very sweet ale, intense but slightly short finishing. Almost Belgium-like with a fruitiness and spice like a Dubbel.