BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taken from the bottle into a tasting glass at the 16th Essen Christmas Beer festival 2010.
Honey brown in colour, they use Pilsner, light wheat and caramunich 120 malts according to the festival notes.
The smell was of fruits, spices and malt. Not suprising when you realise they add orange peel and grapes in the mash along with mint leaves and cardamom.
Unfiltered and unpasteurised the beer retains all those flavours mentioned above, add the three hop varieties from around Poperinge and you have one hell of a beer.
The flavours somehow blend into a fantastic tasting beer, each sip being slightly different from the last one. It is more of a ’barleywine’ than a anything else, but whatever style you choose to put it in, it is a wonderful drink.
lillunken (24) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Köpt på monks struise bar, Stockholm. Flaska från 2012. Ganska söt och tung öl som passar att sippa på. Rätt så ljus färg. Nästan lika god som pannepot.
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian blonde with alot of spices. When it’s cold it doesn’t work that well. the bitterness doesn’t work together with the spices and sweetness - but when the beer gets a bit air and gets warmer everything feels better in place, although i would probably like these spices better in a darker ale, like a Quad or dubbel.
Alpha10 (390) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015/03/17 - Pours a hazy, rusty-orange colour with a thin, fizzy, off white head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing. Aroma is apples, plums, sweet caramel malt, vanilla, a hint of musk and woody notes. Taste follows nose; apples, plums, spices, sweet caramel and oak with a hint of booze. Mouthfeel is medium with biting carbonation and a sweet, dry, warming finish. Good stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wolfcarnival (136) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk with cam in beergeek shop before crowbar, second beer. pours hazy coppery brown with a fizzy head. aroma of plums, berries, apples, caramel, trifle, some spice in there too. tastes similar. got the woody bourbon. more like sherry tho. was great, fav beer of the nighttt
danielecamo (634) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore ramato scuro, molto velata. Aromi di spezie, frutta secca, frutta sotto spirito, zenzero. Purtroppo agli aromi non corrisponde l’assagio rovinato dalla presente di molto lievito in sospensione causa autolisi.
Martinus (3438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, honey, light red fruits, spices. Quite sweet flavour, honey, musk, spices. Spicy finish, malts, lingering sweet.
(from 33cL bottle @ home. Vintage 2013)
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
J_man (760) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy medium amber with particles and a fluffy dirty white head. Sweet malt aroma with some kind of spices in the background. That sweet malt follows through in the taste along with a good Belgian yeasty flavor. There are definitely spices in the brew, but they aren’t overwhelming or very distinct. However they are very good! The 10% ABV is practically hidden and this is very easy to drink. Good thing it’s a small bottle. This is a very good and tasty Christmas beer. The description listed here which doesn’t match the story on the bottle I have is quite entertaining.
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Âmbar escura, turva, boa espuma, embora não muito permanente por conta do álcool. Aroma de laranja, frutas secas, álcool, cereja, condimentos, cravo. Na boca é aquecedora. Corpo médio-alto. Final doce, alcoólico.
Nicolas_M (65) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you love beer with evolving taste, this one is for you. Aromas drive you to the sour kind of beer, first taste is of the stout genre, and it finishes with a small fruity taste (cherry maybe). And don’t forget the taste of alcohol, presents all the way down.