mutz (898) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heel donkerbruine kleur. Niet te koud drinken . Alcohol, cacaomelk, likeur, het ruikt goed. Smaakt donker, vrij zoet, peperig. Pittige nasmaak. Goed.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml brown bottle, Winter 2012. Dark brown with a thin covering of brown head. Nose has roast and chocolate. Taste has rich chocolate malts, light note of alcohol at the end. Overall a nice wintery strong dark ale.
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft st churchkey it is dark brown with a flight head aroma is boozey with a hint of raisins in the mix. The taste Isbn sty seer st first like sherry and then expands to have a coffee taste that is strong and bitter on the pskate
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at ChurckKey during its Christmas Beer tap takeover. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium to heavy bodied, with a smooth velvety mouthfeel.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I’m drinking it alone. Poured some color, I can’t see, it’s dark, but the beer overflowed the glass. Big head, I guess. Smells like cinnamon, vanilla, sugar cookies, gingerbread, and booze. Taste is raisins, bread, sweet fruits, and booze. Pretty chill drink. Ehhhhhhhh, chill chill chill. It’s eh, chill. I like this chill Beer. Fucking chill. Oh, yeah man. This is a chill beer.
Swaroga (2070) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with huge tanned head.
NOSE : Red fruits, dried fruits, cooked fruits, sweet cheese, tart, alcohol, burned caramel.
SIP : medium to thick body with oily texture. Strong carbonation. Sweet tart with burned caramel start. The sweet flavor of malts gets mixed with booze and reveals more burned flavors. It meets with yeast and hops later on revealing more fruity and cheesy background. Some sour notes in the meantime. Finish is dried raisins and booze like. Aftertaste is earthy and bitter burned and bitter apple seed like.
OVERALL : one of the top in it’s style. Well round and rich taste. A great example for a winter beer.
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours dark brown in color with a 2 finger light beige head that retains well leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is spicy with some licorice and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a chocolate malty and raisin sweetness with some licorice and other spices. Flavours are well balanced in this medium bodied brew which has adequate carbonation. Well done and very drinkable despite its high ABV.
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, rich dark malts and a little spice. Maybe even a little vinous. Flavor is chocolate to start then comes a bit of raison and dark candi sugar. Finish is chewy and spices. A decent slightly spiced winter warmer. Reminded me of Anderson Valley winter but with a higher ABV..
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle Vicaris Winter 2013.
APPEARANCE: rather clear dark brown beer. Huge stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, some malts, sweet, some alcohol.
TASTE: sweet, alcohol, burned malts, chocolate, maybe some vanilla even.
Very decent beer!
77ships (7640) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle @ De Stroopop in Zoersel. 2012 Vintage. Pours a dark furniture brown with a red hue, tanned head. Nose is oxidation (gone well) with some walnuts, spices, touch chocolate, liquorish. Taste is chocolate mouse, lots of fruits, walnuts (pos. oxidation note), sweet liquorish, herbal, touch bark, sweet spices. Body is a touch fuller than usual, nice brew. Wonder how this one compares to a fresh one?