mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pitch black with a huge off-white head with decent retention and great lace. Really, really foamy - took forever to pour a full glass. Aroma reminds me of Speculaas cookies - spicy, sweet, and also a sort of strange cheap cola aroma too. Curiously watery, ash, burnt coffee taste. Not rich, but potent. Astringent hop finish, spices difficult to distinguish but perhaps allspice, nutmeg? Thin, watery body with aggressive carbonation. Not really well-executed, plenty of unbalanced flavour.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. It pours a beige head that disappears fast with structured lacing. coffee coloured. immense aroma of clove, mint, liquorice and stimorol bubblegum. taste is like the aroma with a bitter herbal aftertaste. medium body and quite a lof of carbonation. ok so the label says "ale with spices" but this is really overdoing it. Unpleasant
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yeast, cinnamon/coriander, and malt aroma. Dark brown with nice tan head. Dry musty lemon, malt and spicy bitter flavor. Nice body. Very good.
ej (580) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, huge fluffy tan head. Spicy aroma with clove, hints of vanilla and some funky yeast notes. Taste has mild yeast notes, spices and a dry, bitter finish. Medium-light body with high carbonation.
Gachupines (785) - USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich black with a thick tan head, looks a lot like rich, black coffee. Aroma is intense spice with notes of anise. A little bit of sweet malt as well, very nice. Flavor is less pleasant than the aroma. A little too much licorice overwhelms the beer. Some sweet malt as well, but the noticeable flavor is bitter spices. Takes over the beer a bit too much.
Reminds her of Robitussin and Jaeger.
Pyrmir (2649) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle black with bright tan head. Aroma and taste mainly of liquorice root, clove and Chinese herbs. Medicinal bitterness, very odd
MarcoDL (1369) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique and special brew. It really tastes like a mixture of different styles. It is hoppy, roasty, grassy, fruity and a little spicy. Nice.
mcberko (5197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a large foamy beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, leather, and some earthy notes. Flavour is very muffled, with leather, very dirty earth, licorice, and more dirt. Not sure what the hell this was aiming to be, but it’s very dirty and earthy in a bad way. Not pleasant. This is a big miss.
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Dark brown color with a great head. Aroma was a spicy, Jagermiester type of smell. Taste was.....really weird. Not bad, just different.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the High Speed Tasting Pt. I on the train to the Black Country Bus Tour. Many thanks to Fergus! Pours clear, dark brown with a big, rich mocha froth. Nose is mildly funky with wintery spices, sweat and light menthol. Light sweet flavor with more minty menthol, some dry brett, dry and dark bread. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Dry finish with dry burnt wood, burnt toast, funky sweat, more menthol. Interesting.