Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep umber black color with a two finger khaki foam that disappears instantly. On the nose Im getting gingerbread, burnt sugar and some yeasty goodness... lots of the same on the palate. Great silky mouthfeel with primary flavors being gingerbread, roasted malts and some light touches of citrus and dark fruit on the late palate as it leads into a brisk dry finish ! Perfect beer for the holidays.
BenH (1359) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Darkest brown woth light brown head. Massive spicy aroma, lots of cloves (dont like cloves), some cinnamon and ginger in the background. Taste is a massive clove bomb, ginger bread, some molasses. Some sweetness and a lightly bitter finish. I’m not in to this at all.
zimbo (332) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black spicy nose. light for what it is. Carb & spice. root beer like with iodine. ok but not celestial.
gowdy (537) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig?s house. Spicy overtones. Not much in the way of head. Very dark as you might expect.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep dark roast ... thin tan lacing ... soft deep roast... light mellow spice nose ... soft toffee roast... dark chewy cherry roast ... big but mellow spice
RobertDale (1905) - 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 (13) - Belmont, 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 (34) - - 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 (659) - 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 (325) - 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 (220) - 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.