hallinghansen (2108) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Caramel, chocolate, malt, spices, light yeast, light hops. It’s dominated by the spices. Medium carbonation.
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted floral aroma, rosehips, spicy notes. Spicy herbal flavor, rose hops, floral, quite spicy, perfume, some licorice. A bit odd, not your typical saison.
shrubber85 (7982) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sugar, berry, and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet-tart berry and smoky toffee malt flavor. Light body. Okay, but can’t really tell what they were going for here.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, spice and light hibiscus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, spice and light hibiscus with a crisp dry finish.
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, deep-ruby/black with a frothy tan head.
Scent is cola, chocolate, berry, minimal yeast and licorice.
Taste is sweet, dark berry, chocolate....
Dusty blueberry feel....
Malty and floral.
Anova167 (300) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky dark brown with a thin khaki head. The aroma is yeasty with notes of vanilla, clove, and chocolate. Flavor is smooth but with a bit of a tart start that transitions to earthiness with phenols on the finish. Complex interesting beer.
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark brown with reddish tint, very small beige foamy head that dissipated immediately, very slight vanilla aroma, low carbonation, berry flavored coffee bean tinted taste trying to cover the alcohol in the background, longish finish with alcohol aftertaste. Interesting but reminiscent of a strong alcohol porter.
Natai (98) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a deep, dark brown with flecks of debris (yeast?) and a slight khaki head with little lacing. Subtle but complex aromas of fig, floral, herbs and a hint of caramel. Unusual but excellent, and the rose hips are easily recognized. Smooth on the palate with a balanced flavor that completely conceals the alcohol. Overall a very good brew.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beautiful artwork on the label. Great for the Halloween season.
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark black colour, very dark, creamy white head. Soft aromas, malty, chocolate, herbs. Gentle taste, complex but not intense, hints of roast, chocolate again, herbal sweetness and mild bitterness. I’ve not explained that very well but it was very tasty amd interesting, and I imagine would go well with food. Defies style classification.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bo Brooks’ Lighthouse Liquors, Baltimore. Mahogany in colour, with a slight, off-white, head and decent carbonation. Dee Belgian yeastiness, candy sugars, dark fruits and spice, leading to a gentle finish. Alcohol was well hidden. Very good.