alexsdad06 (5924) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz. bottle a home. Pours a hazy dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, Christmas cookies, mild spices, brown sugar, yeast, some dark dried fruit, with a slight bitterness to the finish. OK.
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Brown colour with tan head. Grain, malt and dark fruits aroma. Sweet, grain, malt, caramel and dark fruits taste. Alcohol burn finish. Medium to full body.
mjik83 (659) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Niet mijn smaak
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markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. poured a murky dark brown colour with a tanned head. caramel sweetness, red fruit, plums, christmas spices, raisins, spices, anise, candi sugar, but it is nothing compared to the grand cru version
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Massive dark fruit nose, alc. fumes, and dark sugar. Darks translucent brown. Sweetish initial, with alcohol-soaked raisins and light prunes, smooths out in mid and final. Heavy body, near syrupy and feels a bit oily. Strogn and flavorful stuff.
thorongil2 (1395) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear dark amber colour with a small brown head; aroma starts with strong soy sauce that tapers off to nothing; boozy, lightly sweet flavour with a light long bitter finish
HopfenWeisse (1146) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Real dark brown color with medium light brown colored head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, roasted. chocolate, malt. Long lasting finish.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kerkom’s winter beer, with creamy, yellowish beige, sticky, stable head and very dark burgundy colour, hazy. Aroma of bitter chocolate, raisins, coriander, caramel, liquorice, rosemary, figs in ’jenever’, candi syrup, pomegranate, ginger, black pepper, Irish coffee. Candied fruits, raisins, pear, dates, sharpish spiciness (especially coriander seed), bit resinous, deep caramelly and chocolatey maltiness, roasted bitter touch in the finish, some peppery hops and warming, whisky-like alcohol. Rich and opulent winter warmer.
ForlornHope (100) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a dark, rich colour. Dark brown with a rich head, immediately attractive. Aroma of rich, sweet malt and fruit. Taste is similar, sweet and rich, very nice indeed. Perhaps a little on the sweet side, good nonetheless.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Boca Raton. Nothing I like to see more on a label than "Ale with Juniper Berries". Pours coca-cola brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has that spicy Juniper vibe on the nose. It does taste a bit like if they made coca-cola into a beer. It’s flavorful without one flavor dominating. hides the alcohol well. Finishes clean. Nice.