BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich malty winter beer with a mouth full if chocolate. Nice and bold, good sipping beer. Malt is strong for me but overall enjoyable.
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rondphoto (3629) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of caramel malt. Clear dark mahogany brown color, two-finger beige head that slowly drops, streaks of lace. Taste is malt and light spice, as one might expect in a Winter Ale, but following a fizzy swallow, harsh hops, almost rye flavored, crash in for an unusual malt and hop fight. The two sides can find no agreement. Could be better.
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk glass on 20th May 2016 while on holiday in California. Dirty, murky brown body, scummy off-white wisp and collar, no lacing. Chocolate front in the nose and taste, mild spice hints in both the aroma and flavours too. Better than it looked.
Mark_Eck (1436) - - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown. Aroma and taste are light chocolate roasted malts, some spices.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted @ monthly 1st Wednesday tasting @ brewpub De Molen. Hazy brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, toffee and slightly spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy malts and with a decent body.
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35 cl bottle. Very dark ruby-brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells like dried fruit, sugar and metal. Tastes like caramel, dried fruit, milk chocolate. Soft mouthfeel with a low carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours clear dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of hops, cola and malt. Bittersweet finish. Hidden alcohol.
markextrae (3204) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from small bottle, deep amber brown colour with an off head. nose is sweet chocolate, caramel, and slight nuts, sticky syrup mouthfeel. slight spices, ok.
stevoj (3614) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Grocery Outlet. Average brown ale, but not even up to the standards of their Downtown Brown, so what’s the point? Spicy, only in the faintest sense. Dull pour, slightest elements of chocolate, cinnamon and assorted other "winter" spices.
edwardbass (767) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark brown with a medium tan head that goes away quickly. Nuttty, chocolate, a bit of spice. A bit more carbonation than I’d expect. It’s pretty decent for someone who’s not a fan of the style.
Nie (88) - - DEC 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour to cup. Hazelnut, nutmeg. Sweet malt focus, syrup, nutmeg, brown sugar, cola, bittersweet finish.