madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
29th November 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth softish palate, a little dry with fine carbonation. Spirity dark malt.. no roast or bitterness. A little dark chocolate and dark fruits. Not really getting the spices. Dry finish with mild wood. Okay but could do with a little aging.
boozedude (2096) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON TAP AT BAIT SHOP, Pours black with brown head that lasts.. aroma is raisen, and whisky, and some prune?.. chalky dry taste, but good overall
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and cinnamon flavor with a dry spicy finish.
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and cinnamon. Med + body. Flavor is essentially Mexican chocolate. Very tasty.
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen december 2012. Dark brown almost black beer with a small beige head. Malty, licorice, chocolate, spicy, caramell,fruity aroma. Sweet licorice, viola, malty, chocolate, tar, hoppy, floral flavour with some leather notes. A really nice one :-)
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Big raisin pastry pudding nose, candy and soft roast. Gorgeous smell. Warm cakey fruits, some light pine and a soft estery warm finish. Really delicious.
maneliquor (3321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craft Beer Co Islington. Pours dark chrestnut brown with a small, firm khaki head. Solid lacing left about. Nose shows heavy raisin and dark fruits, really reminds me of a Christmas cake pudding. Heavy, dark fruits, light wood and charred malts. Very creamy like custard. Raisins are huge. Christmas cake notes akin to rum n raisin. Lightly burnt malts and toffee. Great balance for quite a big beer. Alcohol is warming which I really enjoy but hidden very well. Very good stuff. Spot on when it comes to my palate
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at CBC Islington - London. Many thanks to Josh! Pours deep brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Nose holds sugary chocolate, light roast, burnt wood, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of dark fruits, gooey chocolate, some burnt bread, soft roast, raisins, some burnt toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with some charred wood, sweet chocolate, some alcohol, lots of dark and ripe fruits. Delicious beer.
berntholer (1096) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
small beige-coffee coloured head that disappears immediately. coffee coloured beer. aroma is alcohol sweetness, almonds/marzipan, reminds of mon cheri bonbons, vanilla. taste is slight coffee ends on a sweet carmael, vanilla, toffee note. bottle 75 cl @ kerstbierenfestival 2012 / notes from backlog
BenH (2597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and dark fruits. Taste is quite roasty, chocolate, licorice. Little sweet.