JorisPPattyn (8429) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge dark-beige head over very deep red-brown beer. Chocolate nose, mixed with fresh vegetable aromas (cucumber,...), later coffeebean-sweets. Hints at iron. Not very spiced in the nose. Spices arrive in the finish of the taste: coffee, mocha and black chocolate come first. Again coffee sweets. As said, spices are there in the finish, but difficult to determine which - apart from a peppery impression. Cinnamon I might well believe. Well-bodied, quite slick, some warming feel. Good winterwarmer.
madmitch76 (18121) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th March 2011
Bottle at ACBF. Clear very dark red beer. Crispish and semi dry palate. Mild vanilla and very mild cinnamon. Creamy malt and sweetish dried fruit. Nicely put together - not overdone the spice.
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at ACBF 2011. Very dark brown colour with thin tan collar. Beef meaty aroma. Cinnamon nutmeg spice in mouth. Bizarre beer. Coffee and spice. Cant get away that it tastes of beef crisps. Bizarre
Countbeer (5297) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small light brown foamy head on top of an almost black beer (with a ruby shine through).
Smell coffee, chocolate, toffee, mocha and some light roasted malts and spices.
Taste coffee, mocha, sharp, bitter, hops, spices, herbs, light liquorice and a hint of anice.
Low carbo, medium to full body, soft mouthfeel and a watery texture. Nice beer.
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cinnamon-vanilla aroma. Dark brown in color with off-white head. Roasty with golden grahm cinnamon tones. A nice complex beer.
Notes: On tap at Alvinne CBF ’11
Vaiz (3818) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Black with a tan head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty and with coffee. Flavor is slightly minty, with licorice and spices. Quite smooth. Nice balance. Strange but nice brew.
Ungstrup (30378) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A hazy dark brown beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of coffee and sweet malt, and light notes of cinnamon and vanilla, leading to a dry and roasted finish.
Defreni (2838) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Kulsort øl med et fint mokkafarvet skumhoved. Duft af sød malt og let julekrydret. Både kanelen og anisen kan anes men tager ikke over. Smagen er igen sødlig porter med en smule julekrydderi. Virkelig godt afbalanceret og dejlig at drikke.
Stefano (1899) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black with a huge creamy head. Aroma is roasted, vanilla and light biscuit. Flavor is smooth coffee sweet and slight molasses touch. Sweet and coffeeish finish.
FatPhil (10822) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
5 Sweet sticky aroma, christmas spices unsubtle - a bit worrying.
4 Deed brown, off-white head
7 Initially sweet, but fills out with a bit of spice. Quite bold, but also balanced.
4 Soft palate, crisp carbonation. Wow - what a lovely chocolate cake finish.
15 ARoma initially seemed too sweet, but the taste is so full, and the finish is beautiful