Benzai (8754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Almost opaque dark brown color with some redness coming through. Medium to full sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Don’t get much aroma but that might be me since I have a bit of a cold. Taste malts, some caramel, slightly liquorice and slightly black fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
hackobock (1578) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 28, 2014. Bottle (2010) from tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Hazy reddis/brown with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is canned peaches and pear, figs and dark sugars. Taste is sweet canned fruits, dark sugars and light spicy, light bitter in the finish. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Bottle is Winter 2014 Pour it dark color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, little bit coffee, spices.Good carbonation and good balanced.
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. As Winter 2013. A dense, finger-thick beige head sits on top of an almost clear, dark amber to brown body. The aroma has a little touch of yeast and dough in the back, with dried fruits, brown sugar, caramel and some alcohol. It’s full-bodied and smooth on the palate, with flavors of dried fruits, brown sugar and some caramel. Quite pleasant this one, except some yeasty, bready notes in the aroma. 141108
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of red apples, caramel, malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, spices, yeast and brown sugar. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, dried fruits, alcohol, brown sugar and hint of spices. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, brown sugar and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dilewyns’ fourth beer, tasted as Vicaris Kerst in the autumn of 2009, served by the brewer’s daughter at the Horeca Expo of Ghent; and later as Vicaris Winter 2011. Yellowish white, moussy head, deep mahogany colour, very dark, clear. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, liquorice, bayleaf, grass, pear, thyme, candied dates; sweet fruity taste, full chocolatey and somewhat nutty maltiness, deep and mellow, spicy notes, mild roasted bitterness, herbal hops and warming alcohol in the finish. Very decent Christmas ale.
Japalo (1244) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home. Huge beige foam. Dark redbrown. Sweet Caramalty notes. Taste more dry than sweet. Alcohol well hidden. Heavy body. Dry finish. Solid Winter brew. Took it before a spicy Thailand dish.
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een heel lekker kerstbier met een goede, volle smaak zoals het hoort te zijn.
Cuso (4963) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle labeled as "Winter 2013"from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Hazy brown color with huge persistent beige head towering over my glass. Dark malt, dark fruits, caramel in aroma. Sweet dark malty taste with caramel, coffee notes, dark berries, raisins, vanilla alcohol. Good.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cafe Meijers, as Vicaris Winter 2011. Brown, ruby-red coloured, with an off-white head. Nose is toasted malts, caramel, dark and dried fruits, molasses, candied sugar. Flavour is caramel malts, dried fruits, molasses, some spices. Finish is slightly bitter.