coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
winter spices,caramel and chocolate dominate the aroma unusual and very inviting..wine like red color with a bit of brown thin beige head some lacing...caramel,ginger,nutmeg, raisin,slightly peppery spice and piny hops again very unusual but real good..warm and smooth on the palate slightly dry aftertaste..overall this is the first time ive tried it but its instantly one of my favorite winter seasonals
como (206) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Czarne jak w?giel. Piana obfita, g?sta, drobna, bardzo mocno znaczy szk?o. Armaty kawowe zakrywaj? wszystko. smak s?odki o niskiej goryczce, bardzo du?o nut palonych - czekolada, kawa, tosty. Bardzo dobre, ?wietnie u?o?ony alkohol
hawthorne00 (2589) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 13C. Deep brown with a fat coat of beige head. Rich nutty aroma with chocolate, toasty caramel, some dried fruit, oranges and herbs. Intriguing, fairly boozy. On the full side of medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Sweet and malty with more caramel than chocolate or nuts. Lacks a bit of bottom end rumble. Fairly firm bitterness slides through. Some bitter oranges, licorice and spices at the end. Smells great, lacks a bit of presence and character in the middle.
RickFifty (500) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown color, beige head. Toffee nose, brown sugar, fruit, dates, raisins, coffee. Sweet taste, caramel malt, alcohol, yeast, hint of chocolate, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Stuu666 (4030) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is chocolate, coffee, spices, taste is rich caramel, fruity, sweet, dry roasted.
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shep’s Bush. Aroma is charred maple coated meat, brown sugar, roast. Opaque bit clear reddy brown coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured head. Flavour is charred meat, very sweet, unrefined sugars, maple sryup. Palate is sweet, velvety and moderate carbonation. Lingering brown malts and smoked meat.
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at rickfifty’s. Dark brown to dark red colour. Some white to slightly yellow head. Malt heavy nose and flavour. Also some alcohol, raisin, plum and red fruit nose. Malt, raisin, rose, chocolate, hint of coffee, red fruit, a tiny bit of ripe and sweet cherry flavour. Medium carbonation. Medium to full body. Quite slick and oily. Mostly bitter. A little bit of sweet and sour as well.
WilleLW (193) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish/brown colour with a small head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some chocolate and orange and a slight smell of brown sugar. Taste of chocolate, cacao and a coffee bitterness. Smooth background with brown sugar. Dry.
Joel (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with aroma of hops. Sweet and malty flavor followed by a bitter hoppy finish. Nothing all that remarkable.
Hopcone (8) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color, roasted malt and creamy with some hops. Quite sweet with a full body. Average but lingering bitterness.
chicagotjm (18) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, hazy caramel with moderate head that dissipates over time. Light aroma that intensified as this beer warmed a bit - roasty malt and slightly sweet. Full bodied with light carbonation. Roasted malt flavor with a bit of sweetness. Not my favorite style or beer, but glad I tried it. Good sipping beer and would probably not drink more than one in a night.