bpreo (2068) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong, great taste and flavor. This one will sneak up on you if you drink it too fast. Perfect for the holidays. I don’t think there is a better Winter Seasonal beer out there.
eManu (486) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 33cl, Pours a hazy chestnut brown body with a very thin beige head that quickly disappeared. Interesting aroma, with nice pine, herbal and caramel hops. Flavors are strong, and very winter like, brown bread, cake, herbs, caramels, roasted malts, and sweet hops. Some light sweetness and bitterness. Slightly creamy body in texture, and very herbal. Very winter and yet I am enjoying it in July.
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lukt: Citrus og karamell.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrsu med en karamell avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Ales & Lagers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7,3%, Når@14.06.2015
Erasmus_ro (1888) - Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours looking very nice: A dark, coppery auburn amber with a decent, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is somewhat like a barley wine. A strong caramel, some pith and resin, some red fruitiness. Taste is semi-sweet, plenty of caramel, pencil shavings, pith, somewhat like an English strong. British orange preservatives - the unsweetened kind. Surprisingly light, low carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (4906) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with small to average, dense, fluffy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Sweaty, resinous hoppy aroma is supported by malty toffee and caramel notes. Taste is dry hoppy, slightly piney and resinous, a touch of candied orange zest, nuttily malty basis, some caramel and toffee; not without watery stages. Kind of diluted Barley Wine; or, to contribute another facet to a well-kept legend, this is how the passage-surviving, stronger brewed and hopped beers would have tasted like, if the colonialists actually had them watered down as originally intended.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and bitter hops. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter.
tcon25 (251) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour at home, deep amber color pour, bitter wort aroma, taste spice burnt hops, slight bitter taste.
olio (7509) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. No freshness info.
Pours clear mahogany color with a medium sized head. Sweet malty on the nose, some caramel, resin, maybe faint pine notes and very faint notes of vanilla. Some raisins start to appear as it warms up a bit. Sweet caramel-toffee-vanilla meshed flavor, some malty notes, lots of resin and sweet fruits. Probably not very fresh, hops seem a bit muted out, also, there’s not enough body to back up the alcohol nor the sweetness. So not the best outcome one could hope for. No trouble finishing this one though.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber in color, with a thick white head. Easy drinking Winter beer. I was hoping for a bigger beer as this is a winter beer. Nice beer with a good finish. Nice spice additions.
Theydon_Bois (12695) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the taproom, 10/11/14.
Almost clear chestnut brown topped with a moderate beige swirl.
Nose is nutty, light dung, brown bread, sugar.
Taste comprises earthy hops, pine, biscuit, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Muddled - pretty so so.
mile (3422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty caramel sweetish aroma, light tropical fruitiness, some piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and fruitiness, some piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and and faint fruitiness, piney - light citrus hoppyness, faint alcohol. OK strong ale. Not overly too sweet - bit too much caramel though.