60minuteman (943) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of spices, pine tree, fruits, malt. Nice Christmas ale. Tastier than Corsendonk and ingredients are blended nicer together than the Mad Elf. Clean finish, malts, slight roast and spices. More tree.
llkc (537) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft lidt kaffe ristet malt brunkager smag sød malt karamel lidtkaffelide pebernødder rugbrød lidt ristet malt og kaffe
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, brown sugar and mild spices. Flavor was quite sweet with dark fruit, caramel, candi sugar, alcohol, raisins, chocolate and brown sugar. Creamy texture, full body, dry finish.
laiti (6260) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle (9,1%) @ home, BBE 08.08.2018
Aroma is a bit medicine-like with licorice, coffee and some alcohol. Flavour has licorice, coffee, chocolate and mellow spicy tones. Finishes with warming alcohol. Quite good.
SinH4 (497) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with small beige head. Aroma is coffee like in a nice imperial stout, but also spicy yeasts like in a Belgian Strong. Taste is fresh and rich, mostly coffee and spices as well. Rather dry, but boozy towards the end. Very pleasing. Rich, but still not overwhelming.
BaroneBirra (276) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at brew dog Bologna. Pours dark brown with creamy head. Rich aroma of sweet yeasts an caramel. Sweetness also in the taste: caramelized malts and chocolate. Ends with bitterness of coffee and alcohol. Complex and interesting, but not easy drinkable.
BiffNilsson (266) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med medelstor brun krona.
Syrlig doft med inslag av kaffe.
Kraftig smak med syrliga toner.
Inslag av kaffe och kola.
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours hazy chestnut with tan head. Nose was caramel malt, hops, maple, figgy fruit. Tasted complex, dense on the palate, with caramel malt, big hops, fig, molasses, X-mas spices, and a dense palate heft that finishes complex and enjoyable.
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of moderate treacle, candi, and some sort of near noble hop. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, chocolate, and brown sugar over and above the treacle. Hop? Sure, but what? Maybe a bit of Belgian yeast/spice, but not banana for me. It’s a monster of flavor, but hard to decipher. Great drink.
oRos (1241) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours cola with cream head. Taste is spices with some roasted malts. Get some coffee