Nocturne (1677) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
30ml bottle. Bought in September so possibly a leftover from the previous year. Dark amber with plenty of head. Musty alcohol and caramel aroma. Mouthfeel is medium verging on thin at times. Syrupy caramel and dark berries with a little heat in the finish. Not very complex or Christmassy in my opinion.
dnicolaescu (1675) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. The aroma starts with loads of sticky caramel, pure sugar lollipop, cotton candy. The flavour is also mostly burned sugar, with hints of warming alcohol and spicy hops. Behind these, you can pick up some lageresque sulphury notes. As it warms up the sulphur is replaced by fruit - overripe apricot. The body is solid. The finish is spicy bitter. Quite nice.
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 6 Jun 2005 (Xmas 2003 - VAT at Kulminator). I thought it was a bit strange that the first beer I have at Kulminator is Scottish. A choice of 8 or so VAT beers at Kulminator - the VAT seems to make the beer somoother. A good night and a back courtyard awaits. I think this place is better on a quiet weekday afternoon, away from the smoke.
TASTING - Very sweet and slightly sour aroma (smoke effected tasting). Clear brown-red colour, with rock solid light brown head and good sheet lacing. Easy to drink sweet malt and some roasted choc flavours. Smooth and light bitterness, with lingering spiritous malt.
msbernac (1634) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-dark amber, clear, white foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is Belgian? Ah Scottish & Newcastle. That explains it. Not my thing really. Dark red tinted brown with a pale cream head. Malty, cardboard and metal, thinners, alcohol very present. Sweet and sugary. Berry type fruit, spices, bit cloying and nasty mouthfeel. I needed a strong drink at 5.00am, this fitted the bill and it was just for necking and thank Eric it was. Average at best.
sdmmb (1574) - USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Strong dark slightly sweet ale.
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trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bootle. Aroma of malt, cherries and nuts. Clear deep redbrown colour with huge beige head. Sweet flavour of cherries, caramelt, malt and some hops. Bitter finish.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red/brown with a fine baige head. Aroma of nuts, dust, brandy and alchohol. Flavor is extremly sweet, lots of sugar, brown sugar and a very warm alcohol finish. Looks and smells pretty good, but the flavor didnt appeal to me
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RateBeerians Tasting, thanks to rcasta. Bottle: Nice marriage between a dopple bock and a belgian ale. Fruity and heart warming.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper brown coloured beer. Some sweetness andraisin taste. Less than average hops. Some hints of prunes.