larsniclas (5351) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Very dark brown with a beige head.
Metallic aroma with warming alcohol and spicies.
A bit alcoholic flavour.
Rather light body with some dark toffee and spicies.
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. My 1600th rating, yo ho ho. Deep dark brown pour with a fading yet persistent muddy tan head. Sweet candy nose of dark fruit , xmas cake, and booze. Creamy, slick mouthfeel. Rich boozy and warming .Great festive sipper for sitting next to the christmas tree with the rain lashing against the window. Essence of the season.
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from kihoskh shared with Gitte.
Very dark brown, smooth brown head. sweet malty aroma, dark fruity notes like a belgian quad, wood, booze, syruppy notes, some faint spices. flavor is hard roasted malts, spicy peppery notes, woody dry notes, quite strong and powerfull sort of a peppery, woody and dry imperial stout. Very tasty.
DesertDevil (448) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Whole Foods Chandler’s Watering Hole. Pours a slightly hazy dark burgundy (almost like wine). Sweet aroma of apples, figs, and some licorice. Dark roasted figs, burnt sugar and raisins on the taste. Syrupy palate. Not bad.
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour of toffee, chocolate, caramel.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottlewerks. Dark brown-black, oily pour with a medium, persistent beige head leaving heavy lace. Nose is chocolate covered cherries, chocolate liqueur and a bit of black licorice. Heavy, smooth body with light, very fine carbonation. Chocolate, vanilla, licorice, cherries and a bit of pine hops. While the swallow is sweet, the finish is more balanced, with sweet chocolate and bitter pine hops and some woody umami. A delicious treat for the Holidays.
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with a thin tan head, dark fruit aroma and taste, very malty with some chocolate flavors, full bodied.
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Roast and chocolate dominating over fruity notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark cola brown with a thick, dense head of tiny brown bubbles. Aroma is malty and roasty with some chocolate and dark fruit notes as well as some Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a lot of roastiness as well as some dark fruit and some of the Belgian yeast influence, and some piney hops towards the finish. Body is surprisingly light for the bold flavors and alcohol content. Has a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a long roasty/piney finish. This is dangerously drinkable for 11%. Overall this is an awesome beer with an incredible amount of flavor and alcohol that is still fairly light bodied and easy to drink.
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with mahogany highlights, mocha-colored head that retained well and left very nice lace. Aromas of dark fruit , mollasses, caramel and alcohol. Flavors are similar, accentuated the sweetness of the dark fruit and caramel, accompanied by a warming alcohol. Full body, generous carbonation, silky mouthfeel, and a pleasantly warm and sweet finish.