truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. bottle from 99 Bottles in Federal Way, WA. Love the bottle presentation, although the micro-text on these stone offerings is getting to be a bit much for aging eyes. It’s that much worse on a small bottle! Semi-active pour, beige head that fades away fairly quickly and leaves minimal lace. Compelling, spicy nose, with the sage and juniper rising to the front. Spices in the flavor are wonderfully subtle, all perfectly balanced and complementary. Great peppery hop bite on the back of the tongue. Really hides its alcohol well. Just a great brew. I’m going to try to get more for the aging cache.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the winner in a head to head with a variety of beers. From the second release of this beer. I could really pick out the juniper, with a little pine there, and the spices are there, too, but it is somewhat muted. I’m not sure if that’s due to aging...will spices perform similar to hops when aged? Bottle.
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome holiday ale, on tap at Stout burgers and beers in santa monica, nice brew
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Andrew. Vintage 2008. Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head. Hoppy nose (despite the age). Flavors of chocolate, spices and some dark cherry. Mellowed by age. Very tasty.
Holmen1 (2376) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En øl jeg husker godt, selv om det var før jeg fikk RB-syndromet. Mektig, krydret aroma og smak som fylte hele ganen og vel så det. Husker at jeg brukte mesteparten av kvelden på kune denne ene flasken.
baraciisch (1809) - USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany red in color... Aroma of cough syrup... Mouthfeel is thick and resiny, notes of nuts, caramel toffee malts, cinnamon and spices on the palate... Thin on the end, but solid overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kingstoni (1498) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee and dried fruits. Sweet, sugary taste with some bitterness. Sticky feel.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is malty, caramel, a little roastiness. Pours dark brown with light brown creamy head, mostly diminishing. The taste is sweet, then a little bitter. The body is medium to full, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and finish smooth. Overall a very good beer!
Ruddles (28) - - JUN 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply amazing... Full of vanilla, juniper berry, and also little chocolate in aroma. One of the best holiday ales I’ve ever had.
Lilja (1585) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av enbär, mjöd, trä. Söt med en tydlig enbärs- och tallbarrsbeska.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Less medicinal than the nogne version. Maybe thus has mellowed with age. Chewy with medium alcohol warmth.