Hanoi (276) - - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is dust, chestnut, sugar, a little burnt caramel, hazelnut. Taste is toffee, caramel, sugar, peppermint clove spices butter / chocolate in the finish. Mouthfeel is slick
It’s a surprisingly well spiced beer, the flaw is the underlying beer is a little bland and overly dry relative to the spices. As others have noted the label is beautiful.
Sureshpa (266) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Black cherry, forrestfruits, little booze Appearance: Brown, clear, red glow, off white head, full lace Taste: Chestnutroast, red & dark forrest fruits, dark cherry, light dry finish, little booze
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Nose of caramel and raisins. Taste is toffee, coffee and alcohol.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red ruby colour. Slight brown malt aroma. Sweet caramel, burnt sugar, an alchoholic bitterness in the aftertaste.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The colour is clear, dark wine red with a tint of brown. The large foam is light and beige.
The smell is dry and quite heavy. There are notes of aromatic hops, iodine, dried fruits and raisins, dark bread and brandy. In other words: Quite complex.
The carbonation is a bit sharp, but it weakens fast.
The taste is loaded with alcohol and a dry burned bitterness. I noticed flavours of some strong wine, some white bread, marzipan, and dried dates. The body passes surprisingly fast. The aftertaste is sourish with a potent bitterness and a light touch of matured cheese.
An good Christmas session ale, but there might be a little too much alcohol for my taste.
lithilorn (247) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - OCT 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark red/brown body and tan head.
caramel, brown sugar aroma. Sweet flavor of malt, little yeast and caramel. A good beer to drink.
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I beer that doesn’t hadle the alcohol very well. The taste is nice, but it’s partly overshadowed by the intense sweetness of the alcohol. Packed with pointy spices.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. The aroma has hints of berries and spices.The flavor has a nice sweetness complimented by a good bitter aftertaste. Really enjoyable.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown, with small off-white head.
Distinct, smooth mocha aroma of fresh, dark roasted coffee and chocolate, with something like slightly sourish port in the background.
Sweet malts and dark fruit dominate flavor, with a slightly hoppy alcoholic finish.
Smooth. Very light carbonation. Yummy.
Calisky (226) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
couleur noire ambree, bonne mousse blanche. Nez tres malté et café. Gout doux malté, note de grain de café, avec corps tres leger et doux avec fin de bouche au gout d’irish coffee sans note d’alcool. super