Alengrin (4456) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Special edition of Santa’s Little Helper, elected best Christmas beer in Denmark. Has the same basic profile as the regular version but with sweetish cognac accents and sharpish tannins in both aroma and taste, as well as a dryer, more woody finish. Very demanding but rewarding ale but I liked the Grand Marnier version a little bit better. Undoubtedly a great provision beer.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a little sediment and a light tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, spices, and alcohol - with a sweet finish.
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a light chocolate head. Aroma is cognac, coconut, chocolate, hint of vanilla. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish. Taste is cognac, coriander, chocolate, coconut, hint of junior mints. Loving it.
666ale (82) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with brown foam. Medium soft body. Nice caramel, toffee, dark fruits, nuts, roasted, oaky flavour, complex, sweet imperial stout
markextrae (3713) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. poured a hazy dark brown colour with a off head. dark chocolate, malts, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate, oak, caramel, some nuts aswell. good notice of the cognac. nice mouthfeel. well balanced beer! liked it!
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours brown, smoked toffee nose, sweet, chewy toffee, chocolate.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle. Soon as this bitch cracked, my sinuses grew a boner. Giant tan cap on a dark brown body. Settles to a thick lace and easy 3/16" sustained base. Aroma of raisin, wood barrel, booze, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, plum, bready malt. Taste is sweet and not really bitter, but it is..? Palate is creamy and spice tangy. Great balanced finish.
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Wim at my home. Dark brown colored beer with small brown head and no carbonation visible. Strong alcoholic fruited aroma with some wooden hints. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is wooden malty sweet with some roasty hints.
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is dark treacle, vinous and oaky. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is very tasty chocolate. Very tasty. Like one of those little chocolate brandy filled candies. Nice.
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a huge alcohol trail. Complex and tasty.