bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - Spicy, hoppy
Appearance - Dark Clear Amber-Brown, Light Head
Taste - A mild, smooth, holiday beer; a little sweet and a little malt
Palate - smooth finish, no bitterness
Overall - Doesn’t taste as strong as the ABV indicates; a nice spicy holiday brew. I would prefer it just a little more malty. Great for once in a while but not an everyday beer.
c1raider (15) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great ale! Carmel, malt, hops, and dash of cherry in the nose. Body encapsulates all except the cherry. Smooth, balanced, and mildly carbonated. Would buy again
chrisv10 (11711) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure how I was missing this one... Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus, 8.7%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, chocolate, dark fruits and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, chocolate, dark fruits, oak, medium sweet, hop, little plume, little dry, little vanilla, hop and medium bitter.
spacecube (1030) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, dark brown pour with a small head.. Chocolate malt and burnt caramel. Lacking a bit of complexity in the middle with lingering burnt caramel with balance from earthy hop. Finish is light bitter. Body is full, texture, with soft carbonation. Drinks nice and easy for the strength.
DanielBrown (3963) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Brum. Brown. Sips a smokey choc, but then broadens out into a sticky bark malt breather. Nice sweetness and controlled booze on finish. Deceptively complex. Good stuff. Nice to try a really proficient malt-led beer.
como (207) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Czarne jak w?giel. Piana obfita, g?sta, drobna, bardzo mocno znaczy szk?o. Armaty kawowe zakrywaj? wszystko. smak s?odki o niskiej goryczce, bardzo du?o nut palonych - czekolada, kawa, tosty. Bardzo dobre, ?wietnie u?o?ony alkohol
hawthorne00 (2589) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 13C. Deep brown with a fat coat of beige head. Rich nutty aroma with chocolate, toasty caramel, some dried fruit, oranges and herbs. Intriguing, fairly boozy. On the full side of medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Sweet and malty with more caramel than chocolate or nuts. Lacks a bit of bottom end rumble. Fairly firm bitterness slides through. Some bitter oranges, licorice and spices at the end. Smells great, lacks a bit of presence and character in the middle.
RickFifty (500) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown color, beige head. Toffee nose, brown sugar, fruit, dates, raisins, coffee. Sweet taste, caramel malt, alcohol, yeast, hint of chocolate, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Stuu666 (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is chocolate, coffee, spices, taste is rich caramel, fruity, sweet, dry roasted.
mR_fr0g (4169) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shep’s Bush. Aroma is charred maple coated meat, brown sugar, roast. Opaque bit clear reddy brown coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured head. Flavour is charred meat, very sweet, unrefined sugars, maple sryup. Palate is sweet, velvety and moderate carbonation. Lingering brown malts and smoked meat.
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at rickfifty’s. Dark brown to dark red colour. Some white to slightly yellow head. Malt heavy nose and flavour. Also some alcohol, raisin, plum and red fruit nose. Malt, raisin, rose, chocolate, hint of coffee, red fruit, a tiny bit of ripe and sweet cherry flavour. Medium carbonation. Medium to full body. Quite slick and oily. Mostly bitter. A little bit of sweet and sour as well.