ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Home, 2012 edition. Prune and raisin aroma. Dark brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, caramel, hint of chocolate. Medium body, alcohol hidden, flavourful yet easy going.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with an average long lasting creamy tan head with some lace. Aroma is dark dried fruits(dates, resins, plums), brown sugar, caramel, alcohol, light chocolate, and mild roasted malt notes. Flavour is brown sugar, caramel, toast, dark dried fruits(dates resin, plums), alcohol, spicy Belgian yeast esters(mixes well with the mild alcohol warming), mild bitterness and chocolate. Really impressed with this one, we’ll done!
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of fruit, malt, caramel, and alcohol. Bitter flavour of roast, coffee, and alcohol, gracefully complemented by sweet malty and caramellish touches. Hints of chocolate and alcohol. Sweetish aftertaste. Nice.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 10% as Vicaris Winter 2013. Surprisingly weak aroma, faintly fruity at most. Hazy very dark brown colour. Good stable brown head. The flavour is roasted and fruity. Good sweetness, balances off the alcohol well. Hint of salt. Late raw liquorice note. Incredibly well-balanced.
RW80 (1647) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: brownredish with a beige head.
Aroma: Licorice,coffee, some spices and brown sugar
Taste: Sweet licorice with coffee notes, caramel, dark fruits. Finish with some spices and some warming of the alcohol.
Medium carbonation, syrupy texture.
StoutHead (924) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl. bottle. 2011 edition. Pours dark red with a 1-finger beige head. LOTS of yeast in the glass that ends up in all glasses after the first. Fizzes a lot.
Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, sugar and fruits. Taste is chockful of roasted coffee (lots), roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, sugar, spices and everything nice. Gotta say that it’s pretty dominated by the coffee though. Sweet with a bitter aftertaste of coffee. Medium body. Good, but a bit too much coffee in the taste for me.
lachneger (393) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kleur hopjes. Geur koffie en licht stout. Smaak drop laulier stout. Lekker biertje. Gedronken met Bryan.
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Bryanvdv (614) - - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Donker bier met creme kraag. Aroma is koffie, drop. Smaak is zoet met bitter. Mooie combi. Body redelijk vol.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. As Vicaris Winter 2013. Pours darkly ruddy with a large creamy light tan head. Aroma is sort of dark malt and spice. Med + body. Flavor is sort of malty cola. With some hop. It is very nice to drink. Finishes less than dry, but that’s ok for winter. :)
marcus (8299) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours medium brown with a huge beige head and a very pleasant coffee-like aroma. There is a smooth chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a bitter finish.