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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Brewed by Erik Harms of Dragon Mead and Bret Kuhnhenn. This is a special Lager made in December. Strong malty in flavor. This beer reawakens after 5 years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
Deep chestnut brown with a thin fast fading tan head. Amazing deep aroma with chocolate and light roast and malt syrup and Christmas warmth. Amazing smooth and roasty sweet chocolaty flavor, a wee kiss of coffee, more sweet earthy malt syrup, Christmas English ale flavors, and finishing with a bit more cocoa. Really amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a thick dark brown with ruby highlights and little to no head. Aroma is lots of sweet cramel malts, fruity, raisins, a hint of rum and a small hop note. Flavor is tons of molasses, plums, cognac. Very rich and satisfying with a warming finish from the big alcohol. Thick, sticky mouthfeel with minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (7774) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle, vintage 2011, many thanks to coldbrewky. Dark brown color with small beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, caramel. Sweet roasted malt, dried fruit, toffee, dark fruits, burned sugar, alcohol, dark chocolate in background. Full bodied, nice sipper. Great beer, please give me more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Sample courtesy of both the GA Crew and later Eric Kuhnenn. Thanks to all of you! Murky mahogany/dark brown with dense tan head, fades to film eventually. Huge caramel/mollasses sweetness up front. All kinds of dark fruit including raisins, prune, dark cherries, faint banana, and residuel sugar. Flavor is much the same, tons of sweet malt again, with raisin and prune taking over through the middle. Finishes with tons of residuel sugar and faint alcohol. Super thick, chewy and bready, mouthfeel. Absolutely loved this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle at spuyten duyvil.. This place is epic.. Pour is the exact same at the braggot.. Wait a minute.. They collaborated with the same fella for both.. Pour is the same no head dark dark red brown. Aroma is more malt than the braggot with some sweet booze and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit.. Raisins, toffee with some sweet honey and malts. Mouthfeel is viscous and boozy finish lingers., unbelievable back to back with the kuhnhenn braggot.. Clearly the same creation with more malt and more wood.. Genius.. I may need to leave at this point.. A nice 12.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiammanghilla (958) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 30, 2013
Bottiglia 355ml ordinata su domus birrae e bevuta a casa. Ambrata scurissima con schiuma evanescente. Frutta matura e alcol al naso. In bocca tantissimo corpo, oleosa, carbonazione fine. Malatata, amara e complessa, sentori di frutta matura, finale eterno e pieno di sfumature. Un nettare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Paul at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a clear, intriguing ruby with a faint, ringy, off-white head. Tons of ripe fruits, toffee and caramel on the nose with light spices. Monstrously sweet flavor, all caramel and ripe fruits, berries, toasted sugars, modest alcohol. Full bodied and chewy with fine carbonation. Warm finish with tons of ripe, juicy and semi-dark fruits, sticky caramel, brown sugar, a bit of persistent heat at the end. A major sipper. Super rich in character without being overly cloying. Pretty great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
(From notes 16.11.12) Bottle. No foam really, though what’s there is the typical ’off-white’. Very dark ruby red beer. Aroma is sweet, very malty, coffee. Flavor a bit sour, caramel, super malty, vanilla, a bit spicy. Mouthfeel smooth, warming, no carbonation (but not flat). Aftertaste is sweet and warming.

Overall, nice beer. Reminds me of a strong American strong ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPA_PAL (7) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
bottle at spuytin duyvil - back to back with the braggott. darker brown pour with close to a plum hue. again little carbonation but bubbles on the tongue. no lacing or head and grafter flavor with warmth. increased malts from the braggott and smoother notes of caramel, brown sugar, and tobacco. palate is dry with a sweet oily lasting finish. this is a great beer and again an awesome compliment to a pipe smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Draft @ Kuhnhenn: Clear ruby amber color with a minimal head. Sweat thick dark fruity aroma. Raisins and prunes with some candy notes. Notes of woody/red wine tannins. Sweet malty flavor with a good amount of dark fruit. Full bodied and silky. Thick and warming.

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