trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a growler, pours a dark brown almost black color with a medium tan head that leaves pretty good lacing. Smells of cloves, allspice, plums, and belgian yeast. Tastes or clove, allspice, raisins, vanilla, plums, and Belgian yeast with a pretty good hop bite for a dark beer. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with light carbonation. Overall this was a well balanced beer that was full of flavor and one of the best I’ve had of the vertical epic series and one of the best Belgian darks I’ve had ever.
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured a black color with an off-white head. The aroma was of gingerbread, some maple, vanilla and wood. The taste was similar to the aroma with more gingerbread, chocolate malts, maple and wood. Tasty.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this sometime at the end of 2012, as part of a 03.03.03 - 12.12.12 tasting. I had meant to enter these a while ago while they were fresh and add a few extra details, but that didn’t happen. Review from notes. Anyway, here we go.
3.5 A: Black color. Small frothy light brown head.
4.5 S: Wonderfully spicy. Loads of cinnamon, allspice, clove, and nutmeg. Smooth chocolatety base with caramel, peel, and light malty backbone. Light roast.
4.0 T: Same as nose.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Lightly creamy.
4.0 D: Very tasty. Best of the night.
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DavoleBomb, Jan 17, 2015
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, 05/01/2016.
Beige lacing. Opaque chocolate. Huge chocolate, Christmas cake, leather, vanilla. Taste is Galaxy chocolate, smoke, leather. Velvet. Cinnamon. Tar. Motor oil. Creme.
AWISLguy (2081) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle cellared 3 years and shared by all during the family Christmas vertical with the 08/09/10/11/12. Thanks for the help, bro, in acquiring these. Brownish/black pour. Big Christmas spice nose. Allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cloves. Quite sweet smelling, and cloyingly so in the taste. Too much, and perhaps should have been laid down longer to mellow? 12.9
gerbewa (241) - - DEC 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmm. What the heck is this beer. Smells different every time I try it. It’s good but only for one.... Maybe a half
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
found in back of refrigerator Poured a dark color with a dark tan head. Aroma was some Christmas spices - touch of cinnamon, allspice, touch of orange peel. Flavor had roasted malts, sweet dark coffee character, Christmas spices.
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a small tan head.
Aroma of molasses, prune, alcohol, and spice.
Sweet and spicy flavor. not nearly as complex as the aroma hinted at.
N3lson1 (705) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank out of a large bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark, dark beer with nice beige head. Smells slighly of bourbon, coffee, and chocolate. Has a nice smooth flavor, slightly bitter, a decent beer.
Bkcaldwell (42) - - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I let this one age. Very strong taste. Sweet aroma that was surpassed by the taste. Cloyingly sweet. It was like drinking a very spicy Holiday cake. Taken in moderation pleasant. Taken too large an amount it becomes difficult to enjoy. A sipping beer to be shared with friends. Enough of them to limit the amount to 5-6 ounces. Much more and you will go into sugar shock.
UncleKorm (1163) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opened 1-Aug-15, bottle poured a black hue with large frothy tan head slowly diminishing to a thin cap. Moderate to bold spiced aromas predominantly orange and cloves. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are dark toast, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, orange peel, clove and lemon. Full bodied and a warm finish.
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