hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 168 (2008 vintage) found long forgotten at the back of my beer fridge. Brown pour with an off white head. Chocolate, dark fruits, licorice and spices. Lighter dark fruit tart finish.
NBird (286) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola with small soapy foam head. Smells.. Roasty malts, smokey too, licorice, spices and some dark dried fruits. Tastes.. Dark fruits and roasted malts, smokey, spices, licorice and some coffee hints too.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Farmers Cabinet for beer week. Aroma is nice and malty with roast, cherry cordial, and caramel. Pours deep brown red with a nice foamy head. Taste is unbelievable and complex with spice, plums, cherry, nutmeg and chocolate all at work. I could stand to start a whole bottle cold and let it warm up as I drink the whole thing. Wow.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011, zwarte kleur, ruikt en smaakt naar een soort van wijn, koffie, hout en beetje rokerig, leuke fles
Niko100 (1788) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, & some coffee notes; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, dark fruit, licorice, coffee, and dark chocolate; Finish is slightly tangy; Pretty decent.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5 Bottle. Fruity, sweet aroma, dried fruit, some roast malt. Roasted flavour, dried fruit, coffee. Sweetish and slightly salty. Fresh coffee aftertaste. Nice christmas beer from Haand
LarsEngen (342) - Sandvika, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Batch 307.Pours dark brown with a large creamy brown head that just stays there. Leaves nice lacings.Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and some malt and spice notes. Flavor is very complex and leaves a very long nice bitter finish. Full body, oily texture, medium bitterness and medium to low carbonation. One of top 3 norwegian christmas ales.
Cybercat (2915) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robust, smoky, oily aroma has a firm overtone of spice, mainly cinnamon and ginger with more than a smidgen of licorice. It pours an opaque, warm coffee brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Hearty, malty flavor has licorice, honey, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and caramel notes of various strengths. Each sip seems to be a little different. Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy. Makes any day Christmas - or Yule, or Winterfest, or whatever you wanna call it.
tiong (2958) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Alko
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, spices and hints of smoke, licorice and anise. Taste is smooth, warming and roasty with hints of smoke, anise and licorice. Finish is sticky, malty and slightly roasty. Okay, quite tasty winter porter with a touch of smoke.
Kosmokrator (416) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nera come la notte con una fragile schiuma marroncino chiaro. Sentori di caffè, cacao amaro, malto abbrustolito e altri più dolci di frutti rossi e zucchero caramellato; gusto rotondo e "asciutto" con note tostate e caffettose molto intense, maltosa e quasi legnosa sul finale. Corpo medio, strutturata e densa; non è complessissima ma è molto buona!