thornecb (4528) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark plum into an English pint. Nice off-white head recedes leaving sheet lacing. Malty caramel aromas. Dry and earthy with caramel upfront and a lasting sour bitter finish. Similar to an HSA...
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little faint aroma, cereral, roasted stuff.
clear amber/brown, white head.
flavor is roasted grains, slight sawdust, kinda grainy, but nice. also very slightly smoked notes.
stouby (3818) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bjergtrolden.
Nutbrown with a beige head, ok lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted, licorice) and hoppy. Flavor first sweet, then more bitter. Light body.
Svesse (6285) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dark fruit and wild berries. Malty taste with dark fruit, dark rye bread, chocolate, nuts and a balanced bittersweet finish. Medium body with a rounded, smooth malt character. Fairly sweet. An excellent example of a nice winter warmer.
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black tea and fruitcake aroma. Very nutty taste, dry too. Good ful body. Long finish with a bit of everything, and possibly some coffee too.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a big light tan head. Caramel, nut, and light spice aroma. Caramel, light spice, light earth flavor with faint hops. Medium-light body. Easy drinking. Caramel and some xmas spice linger.
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Small head, shortlived.
Aroma: Malty, some dark fruit. Honey?
Taste: Nice malt and bitterness. Some fruit.
Info: 500ml bottle, 20/10-2007
daniele (5759) - ITALY - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
piuttosto scura buona schima quasi abbondante persistente piuttosto fine sentroi maltati nocciole leggere etilico fruttato sembra avere molti più gradi al naso in bocca malto nocciola luppolo poco
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 3/4/08. 500ml bottle. Filtered with a ruby garnet hue. Tight ring of cream colored head. Aromas of toffee and sweet breads. Medium bodied with smooth malts. Touch dark chocolate and red berries. Fudge and cocoa. Mild toast. Nice British interpretation. Sweet and bready. Slight hop character. Mild spice.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brown color,small off white head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.The aroma was roasty with maybe some hints of chocolate and a faint hint of smoke hidden in there as well.The flavor is malty upfront with a nice smooth roasty side some hints of chocolate.Very smooth brew with some nice flavors much better then i was expecting,and well worth trying again.