Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another special edition of Santa’s Little Helper, very similar to the cognac barrel aged version, but much less sharp tannins; subtle orange liqueur and orange peel from the Grand Marnier pierces through and adds to the complex but elegant and gentle character of the basic beer. A masterpiece, the perfect sipper on a cold winter night.
Yorker (1199) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 chocolate, fruit, liquorice, and alcohol - with a slightly dry finish.
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours brown, sweet and sickly, orange, chocolate, spices, bit thin.
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a rich foam. Aroma of brown sugar, figs, and tree bark. Low carbonation with a medium thick mouthfeel. Complex flavors of toast, oak, sugar, and dates. Grand Marnier has an orange citrus note, but not really detecting here. Maybe some peel in the finish. Drying from the alcohol. Enjoyable.
Yves (2234) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared with Wim at my home. Dark brown colored beer with medium brown head and no carbonation visible. Alcoholic malty aroma with some fruity hints. Medium palate. Finish is malty soft ending alcoholic roasted sweet.
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with an off-white head. Dark fruit, some roasted malt, date, toffee, orange, and a bit boozy.
bhensonb (11099) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma of dark treacle and wood. Med body. Flavor is orange, chocolate, wood. Not bad.
marcus (6517) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head and a treacle and chocolate aroma. There is a hearty dark molassesand chocolate flavor with some orange from the Marnier.
Wim (2762) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
with yves at his home dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a spicy fruity malt hops aroma a spicy malt hops alcholic bitter dry taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours Black, very slight head which went almost straight away. A nice hint of orange on the nose as you might expect. Taste wise a nice balance of dark fruits/raisins, orange and right at the end a hint of vanilla, nice