Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a nice big frothy brown head that stands for a while and leaves a good amount of lace. Aroma of figs, chocolate, prunes, brown sugar and black licorice on the finish. Taste is figs, raisins, chocolate, black licorice, spices, burnt sugar and a nice alcohol warmth on the finish. The exact kind of winter warmer I want in my hand even if its a plus 5 day in July. Incredibly smooth and balanced.
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2013) from Voldby Købmandsgaard - Dark brown pour with decent beige persistent head. Dark roasted sweet malts, some bitter choc and some coffee notes, caramel, dark fruits and slight spice. Good stuff!
mutz (597) - 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 (2603) - 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 (945) - 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 (3252) - McLean, 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 (1240) - 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 (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - 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 (4183) - 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 (3209) - 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..