ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bruin/rood, helder met schuimige bruike kraag
aroma: zoet, chocolade, mout, caramout, gebrande mouten
smaken: redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, ster, matig fruitig, steranijs, rozijn, laurier,mocca,
volle body, vettig, laag co2, afdronk zoetig, goed gebalanceerd, complex bier !
stijl á la de winter/kerstbieren.
Silvan7 (432) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Corso ADB 2013. Colore ramato carico, tendente quasi al marrone con riflessi rubino. Schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Profumo intenso, abbastanza persistente. Fruttato, principalmente frutti rossi, alcool (sherry), liquirizia, frutta secca, fichi e prugne disidratate. Molto complessa. Gusto intenso, abbastanza persistente. Dolce quasi amabile. Interessantissima la luppolatura, molto elegante, poco marcata: rende la birra decisamente equilibrata. I profumi ricordano le strong ale belghe, è sorprendente. Abbastanza corposa, poco secca non è una birra dissetante, anzi, è più consigliabile berla dopo pasto oppure per stemperare gusti di formaggi decisi e caratterizzati.
freeofthoughts (595) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red brown with off white fizz. Mild aroma of toasted bread and sweet malts and a hint of wood. Nice sweet malty flavor. Almost no hops sweet lightly fruity red grape apple with rich roasted grains, not quite chocolaty more bready and rich barley malt but not barelywineish. Crisp and nutty it finishes with a hint of wood and the bitter sweet grains.
Salmoniform (73) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Clear brown with a reddish hue and tan head that dissipated relatively quickly. Aroma is corriander, orange, citrus, sugar, caramel, vanilla, slight roast malt and a tad oaky. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and moderate carbonation. Sweet initially with a slight CO2 bite with a heavyily lingering corriander essence that lingers. Overall, this is an interesting brew but comes accross as a bit watery.
Oregon_butcher (36) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark red almost black in color. White head. Not much smell , maybe alittle sweetness. Very well balanced. The dark color doesn't translate over to the taste. It tastes light, citrusy, orange, and earthy. Overall very good sessionable 8 percent beer.
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Deu (514) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at "le sur mesure" in Nantes. Dark red/brown pour with little head. Very aromatic. Coffee, chocolate, malt, coriander, nutmeg, citrus, booze. Bordering on full bodied with soft carbonation. Very flavoursome with the above all present and nicely balanced. Medium carbonation and boozy, not too much so however. N
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corral in WR. Quite dark with some reddish tints. A two finger tan head fades buts not completely. Fruit and some spice in the nose. The flavor is pretty much the same. The feel is kind of creamy powder. I taste figs, apples, spices, must, molasses, and big malts. This is generally sweet with little bitterness or hops noted. Alcohol is not tasted. An interesting beer and a tasty one, too.
Iphonephan (2219) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500 ml bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and raisins. Flavor includes some licorice and dark red cherries. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
Joakgust (692) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl - Clear deep red brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and oranges. Flavor is malty with notes of molasses, dried apricots, roasted nuts and dark bread. Full bodied and sell balanced.
Pringao_Toribi (149) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strange and complex beer, resembling light ales and stouts at the same time.