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.
GlasgowTAD (727) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a reddish tinge. Aroma is ginger, slight herbs, slight cardamom. Taste is spices, ginger, slight cocoa.
ngeaney (96) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in colour with a nice large latte creamy head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, all spice, roasted malt, molasses, and nuttiness. Did get the sage and this beer really smelled like a mix of Christmas cake and ginger biscuits. Taste had tons of cinnamon, clove, all spice, ginger, and nuttiness in the front, which leads on to strong notes of toffee, caramel, and molasses on the back. Big backbone notes of roasted malt, caramel, and molasses with spices after the finish. Medium body
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.5l bottle @ Hanniku’s cave. Pours black with nice thick tan head. Aroma is sage, malts, clover, rye, bread, peppermint, spices, alcohol, medicin herbs. Flavor is dark malts, coffee, herbs, sage, dark chocolate, clover and alcohol. Herbal! Complex beer but quite nice.
wvhoran (454) - Tasmania, - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is spiced with some fruitier components and roasted malt. The flavour has sweetness, roasted malts, spices, stone fruits, and a dry spiced finish. Actually quite well-rounded for a beer with a lot of adjuncts.
bastarda (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by Konfuzzi, thank you! Sweetish arome with a lot of white sage and juniper, with some alcohol heat and a Jägermeister/self-made Blutwurzelschnaps tang to it, also some vanilla notes; herbs, oak and vanilla in taste, on a caramel-malt basis; special but somewhat disparate.
jaghana (4823) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl @Freiburg Tasting session. A dark beer with low head. Nose is a balanced between chocolate and floral / spicy notes. Aroma is floral, fruity, ginger, dark malt notes, lot of herb and spices, sweets, herbal, light redberries.
NORSAND (48) - - JUL 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Batch 1223, brewed 7/7/2014).
Appearance: Medium dark coffee brown with a beige head.
Nose: Freshly baked white bread, coriander, oranges, caramell. Some clove and ginger too.
Taste & appearance: Semi sweet, quite rich and full bodied. Not very much carbobation but with a creamy feeling to it. Quite "Christmas spicy" taste but on the right side, staying far away from any overly sweet Christmas cake associations. Keeps fresh all the way through the taste curve and finishes with a discreet bitter note to round off any remaining sweetness.
Well made and well balanced beer, taking into consideration all the extra ingredients. And different!
rodenbach99 (3644) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Batch nr : 1223. BB 7/7-18. Brygget : 7/7-14. 50 cl) J’ai bien aimé cette bière épicée, les rois trois rois mages apportent chacun des ingrédients différents, des épices. Cette bière est douce, chaleureuse, réconfortante, gouleyante. Légèrement sucrée mais jamais lourde. Une belle offrande pour le petit Jésus.
Hansen (7803) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Don’t like the sage in beer, somehow too spicy. Dark amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor too.
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. No date or batch number on the label but probably 2013, bought in October 2013. Dark brown with half a finger of light tan head. Aromas of spices, cola, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, spices, light herbs, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel.