Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Pours dark brown with a red tinge with a moderately lived beige head. Aroma is chesnut, caramel, spice, mild chocolate and coffee and raisins. Flavour is a bit methanol. Not that bitter. No carbonation.
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/10/2010 10:59:22 PM Bottle from Whole Foods Hadley. Brown colour with tall head. Spicy nose with ginger. Taste is also spicy, herbal. With lots of juniper flavours. Pretty good. But not great.
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy noose, with cinnamon, cola, chocolate, and sugar. Dark translucent brown, dark tan head, some lace. Initial is quite sweet, then some light chocolate, dark fruit, and a hop/spice blend in mid palate and finish. Thick, oily, oat smoothness, and low carbonation. Maybe two years old. Unusual nose. Flavors are so-so, Very smooth palate.
stevoj (3291) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Strong ale characteristics, some spice. Mild pour, huge aroma, spicy taste. Cinnamon, nutmeg, normal holiday flavors.
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
31-DEC-2015, bottle @home, from Boxbeers.
Dark Brown with a low tan head. Sweet roast, spice, ginger, brunkage. Soft carbonation, full body, sweet. Too spicy and too sweet for me. Well made but too much.
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting peppermint flavor and scent. Barley, leather, mint, cocoa,coconut and has a halls flavor too. Dark brown almost black. Tap
Moebbels (613) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown body with a minimal head. Nose has loads of cardamom, juniper, rye, clove and cinnamon. Taste is quite sweet with a lingering spicy bitter finish. Minimal carbonation and extremely thick palate, almost like jello and water mixed together. Quite warming as well. This is barely a beer in my books but really quite drinkable despite being pretty extreme. Reminds a bit of a spicy sahti.
Ratto (95) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bbe 16.06.2019. Aroma malty, molasses, vinous, some spices. Taste sweet, some herbal taste similar to fernets, chocolate. Finishes malty sweet and slight herbal notes. The herbal notes are not quite to my liking.
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VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled ruby reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is wood, hazelnut, chocolate and fruit. Flavor is pine tree, hazelnut, menthol, fresh. Finish is red berries, hazelnut, caramel, milk chocolate. Lingering fruits and fresh spices. Full body, soft, velvety mouthfeel and weak to average carbonation.
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse, København. Murkey brown - offwhite head. Spicy. Sweetness. Caramel. Roasted malts. Light fruity. Light bitterness. Forrest. Juniper - pine like notes. Some chocolate. Far too sweet.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the rotbox. Nose is huge with light tropical fruit and mango. Light oxidation. Deep reddish brown and minimal head. Taste is very oxidized and bad. Papery. Bleh