laiti (7695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 02.06.2011
Lots and lots of foam from the bottle. Aroma has ash, some peat and roastiness. Flavour is also rather ashy with some roastiness, coffee, licorice and hints of peat. Foamy palate is way too high on CO2. Could be enjoyable with lower carbonation level. It is the most usual flaw on beers brewed at De Molen.
pivnizub (9480) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Amber coloured, medium-sized, slowly collapsing, tanned head, tobacco and leather in the fruity-malty nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied; a certain bitterness in the fruity-leathery finish. Not bad....
Grima (2202) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Bierkompass
Extreme gushing!!! The beer in the glass is black and has a very long lasting, brown head. It smells a lot like chocolate, toffee and coffee, very malty, slightly caramelly. Starts with massive malt body, with lots of dark chocolate and coffee, slightly alcoholic in the middle, burnt toffee and caramel. Goes into a slightly alcoholic, coffee bitter, malty finish with aromas of burnt roasted malts.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A heavily and strangely spiced burgundy beer calling itself an imperial stout. Fun beer for me but I don’t recommend it
How: Bottle 330ml, Consumed probably fresh a few weeks after purchase
The look: A gusher. Opaque burgundy body topped by a short lived beige head
In long: Nose is quite spicy with some of the traditional Belgium Christmas beer spices (nutmeg, cloves, etc.) but hot chinese dishes style of spices. Taste has crusty rye bread (although I suspect the beer has no rye in it), toasted bbq peanuts, chistmas beer spices, All-Dressed Ruffles™ chips, Dr Pepper™. All that on a cookie malt backbone. If you can’t tell by my deScription, I thought it was a weirdly spiced beer. bbq peanuts and All-Dressed Ruffles™ chips eater and Dr Pepper drinker. So that weird spiciness was kind of fun for me. The beer is called Christmas In New-York Hotel Room, and if there is a lesson to be learnt from the Christmas nativity scene it is the following: don’t do like Joseph, always call ahead and make a reservation if you want to make sure you get a room in a Inn.
oh6gdx (23131) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy murky dark brown colour with a quite big creamy off-white head that leaves nice lace. Not a gusher. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, some caramel, chocolate and mild coffee as well. Flavour is very similar with also some liquorice. Quite rich on the carbonation, but otherwise very nice!
Japalo (1514) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No head. Black dry roasted malty aromas. Some licorice in taste and finish. Very acceptable Dark brew from the D..... side of the Moon.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Black beer with huge ochre foam, very fine and fierce crackling, submarines of yeast. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, mocha, black licorice, hints of tar. The taste is rich, dark choc, coffee, toast, malt syrup, licorice, burnt malt, christmas pudding and raisin, note of rhum, christmas spices. Final ample, supple and creamy-smooth-mossy.
Beer5000 (5182) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle on the train to RBNAG-11. Gusher (fu**ing embarrassing on the train then). Really beautiful body anyway. Almost clear, dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma is coffee, mocha, roasted malt and spices. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, spices and decent bitterness. Fine body, bitter aftertaste with some yeast. Feels a bit warm in the mouth. Delicious.
Camons (7994) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet christmas beer tasting, gusher. After settling down to be poured into the glass its a black beer with a nice sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, light notes of smoke, booze. Full body, lively carbonation, rather dry and bitter finish. 051111
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle that foamed quite a bit, from bu11zeye) clearish deep brown with soapy deep tan head. Nose is roasty, dark chocolate, bit herbal and stale coffee. Taste of alcohol, very hot, burns, chili peppers, fudge, quite unbalanced. Linger burns the throat.