Cuso (5040) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oranges. Taste, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, hops, lot of hops. Hoppy bitterness in chocolatey finish. Tasty.
smmaaren (239) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a huge beige head. Aroma sofa caramel, coffee, spices, citrus and flowers. Taste is sweet with an oily texture. Happy christmas in march!
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/8/2012. From bottle labeled as Winter Ale. Dark brown with a tan head. Spicy and malty aromas with chocolate, caramel, dark malt. Sweet ad spicy flavors and not overly hoppy. Very nice seasonal.
hens (534) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5L bottle. Coffee color and creamy, brown fat top. Smoky, caramel hop aroma. Alcohol, strong overcooked sugar, coffee, oven cheese, sour overcooked vegetables. Quite attractive. Smoky bitter end. After few seconds is alcohol taste on mouth.
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the first sitting with this beer the lively carbonation took over adding a great aroma but masked the flavors on the tongue. It was so off-putting that i re capped the half of the bottle and am drinking it a day later. I must say this did wonders for this beer. It really opened up giving off flavors of roasted malt, sour cherry jam, blackstrap molasses, and tobacco, while the sharp carbonic acidity dissipated into a velvety texture, overwhelmed by the flavors. Overall I can’t justify giving this beer a very good rating based on my first impressions but if you have patience and can get past the lively carbonation, this beer has allot to offer.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blue monk. Dark Brown body with A thin light brown head. Nose is leather and spice, dark chocolate. Taste reflects the nose.
Korsarz (4) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very flavorful, interesting beer. Strong and warming - perfect for a winter evening. Few cookies that were promised;) Still, a very good beer! Norwegian delicacy!
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog 2010-edition. Bottle from Systembolaget. Remember this as a slight disappointment. i have a hard time with many winter-seasonals and this just didn’t make the cut.
stthophead (2) - - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Was a bit disappointed after other stellar ones from them. The aroma seemed to be quite strong of alcohol to my nose which overpowered some of the more subtle I am sure. Had a hardy mouth feel to it and not much of a head which I suppose is to be expected..... It wasn’t bad but not like others where I would rush out make get another
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had as Winter Ale, bro .. . deep brown .. squirrel belly foam .. . lots of spice, spiked jam, and piney booze .. . would be good in a mince pie, other than that, nothing i’d want again .. . . The downside of DVR is getting freaked out by tornado warnings from four days ago..