Marstonlad (333) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear copper color with a very little white head. Aroma has plenty of sweet berries, ripe fruitiness, flowers and spiciness. Taste is heavy sweet, malty, not at all hoppy despite some light lingering bitterness late on. Palate is full bodied, flat and smooth. British dessert beer, decent but could be more varied.
ronaldtheriot (1105) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a somewhat hazy, yet brilliant, orange-amber appearance, and fairly significant lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, and I could smell it from a considerable distance. One will pick up a pungent, very sweet, syrupy, sugary, fruity, caramel. Taste is of rich, sweet, caramel, black pepper, unusual fruit components, bread, bread crust, celery, peanut butter, and even a shade of nuts. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf finishes wet, rich, sweet, and delicious. I recommend this in the strongest way! RJT
zomba (211) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thin head. Aroma of hops and alcohol. Taste has malts, hops and clear alcoholic ting. Too sweet for my liking.
Beerhammaren (895) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.33l bottle from Alko Keskusta
Pours clear copper with low head. Aroma is strawberry, malts, alcohol, fruits. Flavor is alcohol, sweet malts, fruits, syrup notes. Hopsy/bitter finish. Well balanced.
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Gallow’s Bird, 20131213) The beer poured deep copper coloured and clear. Its head was small, bubbly and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness and dried plum. Palate was medium bodied, sticky and warming with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, toffee, sweetness, alcohol, berries and bitterness. Afteraste had malts, berries and bitterness. Too much sweetness, berries and alcohol pushing through.
NikkTwist (1393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks Holliday Dinner. Clear caramel pour. Pretty sweet. Dark caramel apples. Sugared dark amber fruit. Boozey. Vanilla bourbon. Some coffee bitterness at the end. Okay, but not spectacular.
graham_murphy (224) - - DEC 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very sweet, caramel maltiness. A lot of alcohol in the aroma and in the taste. A little overpowering and could be smoother.
Psytron (1157) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of yeast. Amber colour tiny white head. Aroma of cognac, oak. Flat carbon. Oily. Sweet, some bitterness.
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours golden with a small white head. Smells and tastes fruity, parfume, caramell malt, mild bitterness.
mauritsio (322) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Alko HyvinkÃ¤Ã¤. Brown with no head. Malty, boiled vegies aroma with alcohol. Sweet and Alcohol taste. Barley wine?? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone