Bjshades (150) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black, aromas.of spice, slight sweet cinnamon notes, it’s ok overall
badpuppy69 (142) - orange, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark like a stout, no head really. Aroma is nutmeg coffee dark chocolate some spices. Taste follows the nose with a medium to heavy mouth feel. Slight black licorice note too. Alcohol is hidden well. Slight pumpkin characters but like a stout pumpkin. Pretty good but is not really my style as its very black beer. But good.
gizmo_ber (141) - - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong flavor and spice. Not bad, but a little too licorice flavored for me, and the spices hit just a bit hard. Very very good blend of everything, just not a flavor I like a whole lot.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of cinamon, cloves, glühwein. Pitch black, no head. Sweet, spicy some bitterness. Thin no carbonation.
Landmonger (135) - USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass, aroma is citrus, cinnamon and clove, it is dark very dark poured with minimal head, the taste is clove upfront too much so that it overpowers everything else but the orange bleeds through a little, the mouthfeel is smooth with the carbonations starting sharp then velvety, the bitterness then breaks forward with the residual clove and wrmth from the alcohol.
Sathorael (133) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Day one release! Poured on draft at Stone Oceanside. Pours coffee black with thick brown head. Aromas of clove, nutmeg, dark fruits and cinnamon. Taste is dark roasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, raisins, a little hoppy bitterness and subtle sugar sweetness. Finish is rather dry for how rich the beer is and has a lingering aftertaste.
lopisar (126) - 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.
zmanzorro (125) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in the commemorative conical glass. Pours a very dark brown with a caramel head. Aroma is of dark fruit. Taste is fruity and dark malts with alcohol. Low carbonation with a lingering fruity taste.
cwsample (120) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark color with a tan head. Looks and smells amazing. Roasted and delicious.
oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a two finger dark mocha colored head that dissipates with no lacing. The description says it’s an Abbey ale but this pours more like a stoit. Aroma is just a medley of spices a hint of belgian yeast, along wirh a faint trace of vanilla. Taste has those elements but does finish a bit astringent from the hops which goes back to my stout comparison. Overall nicely balanced beer that I’m sure would mellow out with some aging