talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a very dark brown color with a full, pale tan, foamy head which settles to a thick, rocky foam and leaves decent Belgian lace. The nose is a bit off (may be infected), lactic, some floral, grass, burnt toast, bitter chocolate, and slight toffee. The flavor is similar with lactic still, burnt toast, sweet toffee, dark chocolate, faint apple skins, light cinnamon, and floral. The palate is medium to full, silky smooth, soft to lively, and round. The beer finishes mostly sweet with toffee, dark chocolate, some cinnamon, and toast and roast notes left on the tongue. A fairly disappointing beer from a series I look forward to every year. I’m not sure if the beer was infected but the nose sure seemed that way. The biggest positives were the incredible drinkability for the ABV and the amazing palate for the style. Decent but not as good as the past years.
Vignale (2852) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Drygt 3 år gammal (obviously). Tucker att den har lite för många dåliga ålderstecken: lite unken källare, mögel och blöt kartong, för att vara riktigt okej. Alkoholen är också väl dold, ja den känns t o m en aning platt. Har druckit fantastiska lite ålder Santas tidigare. Det här var inte av dem. Tyvärr.
mzaar (2412) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Mörkbrun öl med ett långvarigt beigt skum. Dofter av karamell, läder, torkad frukt och alkohol. Smakinslag av karamell, mjölkchoklad, nöt, läder och en försiktig citruston. Alkoholen värmer. Medelstor kropp. Mycket njutbar.
Boutip (5465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with some retention. Aroma of residual sugar notes with some dry plums notes and some caramel notes is pretty enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by dry plums notes with some caramel malt, some light chocolate and dry fruits notes. Body is pretty full with good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol. Interesting beer that did age pretty well.
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottleshare. Pours black with some head and no lacing. Nose is plum and syrup. Flavours of plum, syrup, bourbon, vanilla and figs. Taste big sweet big bitter. Mouth is full creamy body with medium carbonation and big alcohol burn.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light chocolate, fruity esters, treacle, maple syrup, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light treacle, scotch character, grassy hops, alcohol warmth, nice. Bottle from Spinrsx.
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Tried it when it was young and it was too sweet and too boozy even for me. Still decent brew.
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I thought this was great. Great bread pudding aroma with a combination of sweet and alcohol. Soft deep brown color with a tan head. Full and weighty palate. Flavors of sweet bready malt with caramel, toffee, some nuttiness and spice. Ends with a lingering booziness. Great for the holidays.
alexsdad06 (7744) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster from notes. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, cocoa, roasted malts, a splash of coffee, Belgian yeast, mild spices, and still a bit of alcohol. Soft on the carbonation. Decent enough.
HopfenWeisse (1377) - - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with big beige head. Aroma is bit roasted and dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, chocolate, complex and really long finish.
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramnel, chocolate, spicy, yeasty, hoppy. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.