dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-black with an off-white head. Big aroma, of spices, toasted malt, hops, booze. Taste is sweet and spicy, of malt, caramel, baking spices, and a hint of wood. Hides the alcohol surprisingly well. Lingering malt sweetness and a bit of spices. Tasty and very drinkable for 11%.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Rich, dark brown with quickly dissipating head. Nice aroma of gingerbread, belgian yeast, and sweet malts. no hint of 11% til it gets closer to room temp. nice holiday ale. best aroma of the 3 i’ve had, nice smooth relatively thick bodied. flavor similar to the aroma...spice dominant and tasty."
Cunningham (4645) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brownish color with a tan head. Brown sugar, fruity, oak, spicy and vanilla aroma. Powerful little horny devil. Full body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Sugary and a bit sweet flavor. Oak, spicy, vanilla and chocolate flavor. Lovely tasty ale.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
Yoachim (44) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014.
Luktar marshmallow, surt, choklad, vin, äpple, krydda.
Smakar frukt, choklad, godis, surt, alkohol, krydda.
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at rlgk. Pours clear darker mahogany with a minimum of head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malty some raisins. Flavor as aroma.
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, spices, roasted malt. Flavour is ginger, bread, fruit, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of malts, cinnamon, cloves, dark fruit and gingerbread. Taste of caramel, molasses, vanilla, gingerbread, dark fruits. Full bodied, perfect carbonation, nice long gingerbread finish. Very good beer.
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma. Sweet Bread, Vanilla, Gingerbread, Mildly Boozy
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Gingerbread, Vanilla, Mildly Boozy, Mild Sweet Bread
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Advocate_Ames (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a foam head that dissipates and clinged to my glass. The aroma is very spice driven, dough maltiness, semi sugar sweetener. In the flavor there is a mild bitterness, semi chocolate malts, soft acidic fruit taste, and a pleasant pumpernickel grain taste. The finish was somewhat tasteful but had a complexity of ingredients that blended rather strange. Overall I enjoyed this beverage.
Lukaduke (2244) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a burnt umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is warming spice, medicinal weirdness and bready malt. The palate follows with an aggressively carbonated body, thinner than expected mouthfeel and a bit of weird disjointed layers of spicy nutmeg, earthy gingerbread, stale rye... a touch metallic and just unbalanced in general.
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(free beer week bottle from peteinSD thanks!) Pours a brownish black color with a dark tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma certainly holds a fair amount of spice and I would venture a guess to say there’s some cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and perhaps nutmeg on display. Some chocolate, a lot of booze, and stewed fruit show up as well. Pumpernickel bread. Flavor holds a lot more chocolate that takes on somewhat of a Nutella vibe. Bit of roasted malt here, but a ton of sweetness. Light hints of spice towards the finish, which I’d say is a strong point. Oddly enough, the strong booze presence in the nose doesn’t really carry over into the flavor. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is restrained. Overall a big, sweet, boozy(nose-wise) beer that is not bad for what it is.