yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 From tap at The Porter. Pours pitch black with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is apiced and roasted malty. Chocolate. Bitter and herbal. Dry and spiced. Roasted malty. Lingering nutmeg spicedand herbal. Dry finish.
omhper (18721) - 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.
anders37 (15294) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Trappist, Oakland, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy aroma with weak hints of chocolate and caramel. Roasted malty spicy cinnamon and clove flavor with hints of chocolate. has a roasted malty spicy finish.
madmitch76 (12981) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
4th June 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light spice on the nose. Viscous soft palate. Creamy dark malt, airy. Strong cinnamon and cloves. Trace of citric hop. Finishes spice bitter and dry. Hugely over spiced and hugely disappointing. A rare Stone howler! Drain pour.
cgarvieuk (12765) - 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
yngwie (12517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a more or less black one, topped by a creamy, two-finger light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is rather spiced, with cardamom, cloves and some orange peel. Roasted too, some alcohol notes blending in. It’s full-bodied, smooth and quite dry and warming on the palate, with lots of flavor. Maybe a bit too much spices maybe, especially the cloves. Cinnamon and some orange peel, as well as roasted malts and some chocolate. A touch of dried fruits too. Long, roasted and clove-ish finish. Well, it’s sure a nice one, but way too clove-tasting for my liking. A Christmas beer if you ask me. 130819
Theis (12483) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Morizuya, KinosakiOnsen - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - white head. Holy shit a lot of spices. Cardemom. Fruity. Roasted. Ryebread. Honey sweet and spicy dark bread. Piley notes. Light phenolic. Far too spicy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Large tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, caramel, some cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, cinnamon, cocoa, some cherry. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 27, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy layers of lace
Aroma: sweet dark belgian aroma, dark fruits, sweet esters, lots of spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, touch of clove, roasted malt
Flavor: big spicy flavor, sweet cinnamon, a tad too much clove, dark fruits try to balance the spices but have no sweetness to back it up, bitterness follows the spices for a spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (10158) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma is very spicy. Ginger might be the stand out. Xmas beer. Full bodied. Flavor is very spicy indeed. Ginger and allspice stand out. Lots of flavor in this ale. Finishes quite dry, somehow, and a little ashy/earthy. Finally I get a cinnamon note. Quite the experience.