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
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex dark spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a smooth complex standout beer.
Koelschtrinker (10643) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deutlich malziger Antrunk mit zu trockenen Gewürznoten. Sehr trocken, disharmonisch. Bitter werdend, erdig, etwas schokoladig. 11/9/8/8//8
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber from Systembolaget, thanks to Dazz3. Dark brown beer with a quite rich beige head. Heavy cinnamon and soap aroma, clove, malty, vanilla notes. Spicy flavor, cinnamon, clove, ginger, soapy notes. This beer is more or less destroyed by all the spices. Why?
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, clove, allspice, carmel and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cinnamon, clove, allspice, roastiness and dark chocolate with a smooth dry lingering roasty spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy and pillowy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is clove, star anise, nutmeg, and cinnamon spices with chocolate and roast malt with light licorice notes. Flavor is heavy spices with moderate dark malt and fruity esters, light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs in Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a nice, lasting dark brown head. Super mintry/sprucey, big ginger, chewy Belgian chocolate malty, quite spicy aroma. Tangy, burnt dark chocolate, anise, light coffee, charred ashy, minty, pine needle flavor with a fairly bitter, minty, earthy hoppy finish. Pretty strong flavor but it was decent enough to drink.
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Had this during a full 020202 - 121212 vertical. Poured a black color with an off white head. Dark fruits, spices, ginger, citrus, and fruity.
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Camden, 13/12/13.
Black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, cake mix, light smoke, brown sugar, toffee fudge, dates, raisens.
Taste comprises Xmas cake, dark fruit, dates, prunes, brown sugars, light booze, spice, clove.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light booze laced dark fruit in the closure.
Decent, the 9% doesn’t really rear its head too much, good level of depth and fairly easy drinking.
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Good head retention. Lots of candy banana coming from the glass. Also caramel malts, citrus, spice. an herbal note and a faint touch of umami. The taste is intense herbal notes, caramel, bread, treacle, spicy finish. Medium bodied. Solid beer.