Mortlach (1103) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24/12/2011 330ml bottle. Ambrata, densa, lievemente torbida, con sedimenti in sospensione, bel cappello di schiuma bianco sporca, poco persistente. Aroma complesso, maltato, appena fruttato, con spezie e una punta di floreale, note amarognole e di liquirizia. In bocca è se possibile ancora più complessa, dolciastra, maltata, con note di liquirizia, tostate e pure una punta di affumicato nel finale, retrogusto di sugo d’arrosto. Corpo importante, consistenza densa, carbonazione soft. Complessa, impegnativa, ma imperfetta.
lefossoyeur (490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy copper amber topped by a generous frothy head that lasts for a while. Spicy nose with hints of tart fruits (gooseberry). Full body, very nice malt palate, a bit of spice with the wood showing a bit in the end in great balance, never overshadowing this great beer. Some herbs gets involves as well as it warms up, I identified it as thyme. Long malty and herbaceous finish. Great beeer!
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Copper colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, alcohol, fruit, oak and malt.
JoePeesie (909) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky brow with billowy white head that laces in chunks. Nose & taste are of spice, oak, bitter sweet dark fruits. Very smooth very drinkable. Interesting beer, I’m definitely a fan!
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suprchunk (2507) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colored pour. Big fluffy off-white head. Plenty of lacing as the head slowly fades away - it almost lasts the entire drink. Spicy aroma of flowers pepper and malt. Taste is different. A musty flavor of dirt and sugar. The mustiness sticks around well after each sip. A residual bitterness as well. Not sure if the musty flavor is from the spices or something else. But it is none to pleasant. Only thing wrong with this.
evergreen0199 (2260) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brugs Beertje last Christmas. I drank plenty of this during my 3 night stay. A hazy/dark amber coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Typical sweet Belgian yeasty aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, malty, spice, caramel, cinammon. Nice and complex. A quality Belgian Christmas beer.
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown and poured with a big head.Some maltiness which lingered for a long time. Straightforward with little complexity but still very interesting.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep copper with average white head; short retention and decent lacing. Aroma is yeast, cookie malt, pears, spice, and light grassy hops. Flavor is heavy malt, faint hops, and average fruit esters; slightly sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour off orange with decent white head. Aroma soft vanilla, light barrel notes, peppery, yeasty, spice, fruity. Taste wood, vanilla, dark fruits, bready yeast, pepper. MF medium body pretty high carb. Interesting brew with some strange tastes.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow this is pretty wild. smokey fruit throughout. lots of smoke and funk and vanilla in the aroma. flavor is that plus dark fruits. nice medium body, chewy with a lingering smoked raisin finish. alcohol well-hidden but warming. really excellent.