RobertDale (4027) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hopftest 2013. Comes black with a small brown head. Aroma of spice, malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is cinnamon, cloves, roasted malt, dark fruit, yeast, and hops. Interesting. A bit too much spice for me.
maddmatt639 (312) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very spicy beer. Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Wasn't expecting much from the look of it, but was pleasantly surprised in the outcome.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nittanyjim (66) - - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clove and orange nose...maybe some pine. Opaque black, short medium brown head. Complex spices, cinnamon, clove. Slightly chewy mouthful. Slight bitter/spice aftertaste.
rarbring (1753) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, dates, clove and ginger.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting deep of roasted malt, grape-fruit peel, strong coffee and minced pie.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Extremely potent, a very stout beer. Many complex spices. Nearly too much ... but not in a bad way.
Note: Bottle 650 ml. Reviewed 2013-05-19.
dfearnley (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to flute
Clove aroma is strong, cinnamon, molasses, nutmeg. Inky black with a thin, tan like ringed head. Taste is chocolatey and spicy.
beer_est_deus (823) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart öl med stort, brunt skum. Doft: Kryddnejlika och andra örter/kryddor, vört bröd, alkohol, mintlakrits, rengöringsmedel. Smak: Choklad skumbanan, pepparkaka, anis, koriander, kanel, mintlakrits, sött vörtbröd, apelsin, rödvins bål. Smaken spöar lätt doften, komplex och god.
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle @ Earl of Essex 2013/4/17 Hints of just about every flavour I don’t enjoy in a beer - liquorice, cloves, aniseed, star anise, sour milk. Perfect carbonation and body. Very impressive. Just wish I could have enjoyed it.
Cunningham (5263) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a beige head. Ok lacing
Aroma: Roasted malt and rich Christmas spicy (cinnamon).
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Complex beer. Roasted malt, espresso, rich spicy (cinnamon) and a bit fruity. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A really nice and powerful ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with SaintMatty.
lopisar (240) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown foam, black color. Sweet smell, raisins. Creamy Dark, sweet. Nice taste.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Pitch black with small beige head. Aroma of nutmeg and pine. Sweet with fudge and molasses with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Molasses, nutmeg and cinnamon dominates completely. Heavy and powerful. Long herbal bitterness with some ink. Unbalanced.