vincentvega72 (222) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkerrood bier met witte schuimkraag die snel wegebt. Aroma van speculaas, peperkoek, kruidnagel, beetje anijs. Redelijk kruidige smaak, beetje moutig. Warme afdronk. Lekker winterbier.
ajnepple (4396) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml single bottle from John’s Grocery. Amber reddish and clear appearance with plenty of sediment and a nice head. The nose is spicy, malty, yeasty, fruity and a touch hoppy. Similar flavor, with a medium to full body. An OK sipper overall.
mariuspoenari (439) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky, dark brown pour with a short-lasting tan head. Smells of dried fruit, spices and caramel. The taste is sweet and rich with notes of dark and dried fruit and sugar. It feels like it could benefit from a fuller body.
sinte (459) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with ruby nuances; large, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate malty (caramel, roasted) aroma with notes of nuts, hazelnuts and spices.
Moderate-to-heavy sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic flavour; dry finish.
Medium body with watery-to-oily texture; average carbonation; light astrincency as well as light alcoholic warming in the finish.
theisti (3654) - Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle received as a Christmas gift from my in-laws. The pour is hazed brown slight copper ruby with a smallish light tan head. Nice lace on the glass. The aroma is nutmeg, general potpourri Christmas spice and clove yeast. The taste is big on the spice, bit of oxidized malt and bright alcohol. The palate is medium bodied, soft slick carbonation and a boozy alcohol dry spiced finish.
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.60):
Another great Chouffe beer & an excellent Xmas one with plenty complex flavours, a warming, boozy palate & a nice kick at the end. Not quite as pronounced on the nose as I’d been expecting but the taste more than made up for this with great ric h malts, sweetness & dark fruits.
MayumiH (592) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home on Christmas Day. Firm yeasty body. Malt sweetness with festive spices. Strong, rich and very tasty. Top notch.
aleksander9 (1059) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with tan head. Chocolate, roast, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Sweet, syrup, floral and spicy finish. Overall: good!
thellgren (612) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki (Christmas collection). Colour is dark ruby red, clear. Head is OK. Taste is sweet combined light with some hops and more thoroughly with liquorice. This is nice and quite easy to drink which is deceptive since it’s high ABV.
smith4498 (3387) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Fruity and doughy aromas. Raisin and fig flavors with some spices and dough. Medium body with lively carbonation.