sdmmb (423) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Dark strong almost liquorice tasting beer. Strong at 9%.
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kraddel (2341) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark pink/ red / brown
Small white foam
Fleshy , malty , caramely taste. Rather sweet . Good
jb (2022) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had in a flute glass at MacGregor’s. Dark orange, hazy, murky. Funky sour nose with a bit of spice and dark fruit. Much dark fruit in the palate. Hidden alcohol. Sticky thick syrupy mouthfeel. Excellent.
Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 30.11.2013, 0,33l bottle (2012) @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, almonds, grass, flowers, alcohol. Taste is kind of harsh and metallic, caramel malts, alcohol, almond essence, grass, hay, dried fruits. Medium bitterness, high carbonation. Not even close to as good as I remember it many years ago with a several year old bottle.
Turboninja (75) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Semi-strong a bit sour aroma with sweet raisin. Clear semi-light copper appearance with light head. Strong taste has caramel, raisin, malts and some hoppyness. Wide taste spectrum. A bit sterile taste (although not as sterile as Chimay Blue) transforms more organic on quite long aftertaste. Light palate with strong carbonation.
Marstonlad (321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is really beautiful, the color of dark ruby with a big, rocky head. Aroma has strong dark fruitiness, sweet maltiness and spiciness; plum, pear, some caramel. Taste is medium to heavy sweet; maltiness and fruitiness are rich with Belgian yeast adding spicy elements. Hoppiness is mild to moderate, balancing a bit. Dried fruitiness and spices feature most. Spiciness is moderate, not over-the-top. Palate is medium to full bodied, quite smooth despite the carbonation being a bit lively. Nice sweet and attractive Christmas beer.
Kavu (1901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours clear chestnut with a very high tan head. Aroma is malts, yeast and alcohol. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, yeast and alcohol. Decent.
kalervo (592) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, smooth, still has quite a lots of character. Beautiful colour with full and thick head.
morri (154) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big frothy tan head which turns into lots of bigger bubbles before it quickly flattens out. Dark brown/amber body, low transparency. Aroma is sharp in the nose. Iron, dark fruits, wood. Sweet malt hits the tongue first. Some alcohol taste. Creamy texture, excellent palate. Best served at higher temperatures.
tricksta_p (520) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a creamy head. Spicy aroma of dark malts, bread, caramel, roasted nuts, some anise and many more spices. Medium sweetness and lively carbonation. Pretty tasty winter brew.