Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a Brugse Zot glass. Deep amber, almost cherry colored with a finger of head.
Faint smelling: cinnamon... not much of anything.
Kind of malty at first, gives way to harsh bitter (IPAish).
Fairly carbonated but has a soft texture and is medium bodied.
It looked nice, but not really a typical brown ale color. I was not picking up anything on the nose. The taste was not bad, just not really anything. It says it can cellar for five years (interesting at ABV 6.2%) so three more are waiting in the cellar for the next few years. Hopefully it gets better.
kachell123 (3) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The spice is far too overpowering. The smell is fantastic, and if it had about 1/2 the spice i would really enjoy this brew. Unfortunately, as is it’s like pumpkin pie with too much clove.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Sveavägen, on December 9, 2013.
Marked 2011, bottled 11/11/11.
Cloudy brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, Madeira scent. Sweet, malty, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
olr1984 (714) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 12oz bottle pours ahazy brown with a small off white head. caramel and malt aroma taste is the same
Bacterial (842) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 Vintage. I remember trying this back in 2011 and not liking it, so I forgot about the other 3 bottles in my basement for a while. Light brown / dark amber pour with a slight head. Kind of a fruit cake nose, malty with some belgian stuff going on in there. Mouthfeel is nice. Nice spices, some odd metallic bitterness in the finish. Maybe I got a bad batch? Maybe this needs to sit a few more years?
Markkind (41) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super malty on the nose. Like walking into a mash room. Dark and opaque, with bits floating around. Lightly carbonated, malt character continues on the palate. Finished smooth without much to suggest its ABV. Great by fireside. Paired with a lentil/squash/carrot soup.
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robbeebobby (20) - newark, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and smooth. Taste of sugared plums? and other fruits. Hops, malts, fruits, and spices make this a delightful Christmas ale to drink. If I can find it, I’ll buy it again.
Niller (342) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. (2012 vintage). Dark reddish/amber colour with a good beige head. Malty spicy aroma. Taste is malt, hops, spice and fruits. Moderate nice bitter finish. Nice Christmas ale.
scooterbub (746) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Says 8.3% ABV. Pours a dark, murky brown with a half inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, hops, citrus, spice and pine. Similar aroma. Has a nice full body with a clean, warming finish. Enjoyable and a good beer to have during the colder months.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a thick whitish head. Aroma of malts, citrus and some spices. Taste has roasted malts, mild hops and a some citrus and fruit are noted up front, with some cloves, banana and spices in the end, with the hops dominating. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation.
PapaMick (41) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark caramel color, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Little to no head. Low carbonation. Malty with a spiced nose and flavor. Lighter in taste, color and mouth, plus more drinkable than Bourbon County Stout. Sipping beer quality.