bnoel09 (493) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark cola brown with a thick, dense head of tiny brown bubbles. Aroma is malty and roasty with some chocolate and dark fruit notes as well as some Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a lot of roastiness as well as some dark fruit and some of the Belgian yeast influence, and some piney hops towards the finish. Body is surprisingly light for the bold flavors and alcohol content. Has a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a long roasty/piney finish. This is dangerously drinkable for 11%. Overall this is an awesome beer with an incredible amount of flavor and alcohol that is still fairly light bodied and easy to drink.
martjoobolut (1794) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Tried it when it was young and it was too sweet and too boozy even for me. Still decent brew.
kevinator (1482) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I thought this was great. Great bread pudding aroma with a combination of sweet and alcohol. Soft deep brown color with a tan head. Full and weighty palate. Flavors of sweet bready malt with caramel, toffee, some nuttiness and spice. Ends with a lingering booziness. Great for the holidays.
alexsdad06 (7272) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster from notes. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, cocoa, roasted malts, a splash of coffee, Belgian yeast, mild spices, and still a bit of alcohol. Soft on the carbonation. Decent enough.
HopfenWeisse (1323) - - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with big beige head. Aroma is bit roasted and dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, chocolate, complex and really long finish.
rouhlas (1507) - GREECE - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramnel, chocolate, spicy, yeasty, hoppy. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown with beige head. Dark fruits and chocolate aroma. Sweet, roasted malts, dark fruits and too much alcohol in flavor. Expected alcohol to be more hidden and subtle.
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep malty brown, thick tan foam. Boozy, malt, amber, acidic copper, amber malt, molasses. Nice.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, along with the 2011. Not nearly as mellow as the ’11, this one retains more spice and more distinct candi notes. Brown sugar, spices. Booze remains a bit more, a touch overwhelming, but not bad. Just drink this stuff fresh, or maybe one year - no more.
Hammy78 (896) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my brother in-law. Pours an opaque, good carb, a little sediment, off white khaki head that’s about a finger high that dies down to a half a finger, a fare amount of lacing left behind. Smells like a typical Christmas spice. Sweet and malty. Tastes sweet, malty, bitter, spicy, a bit hot, I also get a touch of candy cane? Great stuff.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish brown with virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, dates, belgian yeast, honey, plum, xmas spices. Medium-full bodied, slightly sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Taste is dates, raisins, caramel, belgian yeast.