vtafro (5543) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Spice, herbal, sweet aromas. Flavors are spice forward, some sweet Flavors.
Idiosynkrasie (5559) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle [Thanks to St. Penn David!]. Clear, dark brown colour with ruby red glimmer and small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with a nuttily touch, hints of chocolate, minimally grassy hoppy overtones. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, chocolately, fruity hints of red berries, a nuttily touch, bitter, minimally soapy hoppy overtones with hints of hay and grass. Solid.
ryanscourt (1154) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable bock bear. Easy to drink though nice chocolate note. Declares itself as a lager but has nice body.
JStax (4299) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a lager glass. The beer is a clear brown with no head, except for a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma has raisin, caramel, toffee, chocolate. The taste is moderately sweet, it has some bitterness toward the backend. Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation.
NikkTwist (2243) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bierstube. Hazy very dark copper brown pour. Frothy tan head. Has a full body and the proper flavors for a Christmas brew but feels WAY too mild. Raisin prune spice cake. A chunky faint brown sugar ghost of a better beer. Suspect there are oatmeal stout elements here that fill the palate yet hide the flavors.
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby - brown pour. Christmas spices in the nose, malt, yeast, alcohol on the tongue. Not overly Christmas but a good seasonal.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bright reddish-brown color with a light, creamy, tan head; aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, and chocolate; smooth and creamy with a nice, mild, maltyflavor with notes of raisins, dark fruit, and caramel; fairly light bodied and easy drinking
Patrickctenchi (5445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red with a thin beige head.
Light caramel malt, cherry, apple scent.
Berry, cherry, caramel flavour.
Very soft and airy.
Sweet and very tasty.
Jow (3037) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at rattle as I continue style chasing. Faint reddish brown pour. Sudsy head. Nose is malt and caramel. Tastes of toasted malt, red fruit, caramel, light earth. Semi sweet and sticky palate.
shrubber85 (9628) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Berry, apple, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate light tan head. Sweet red cherry, toffee malt, and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Full body. Excellent.