MarcoDL (951) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Usually, these Christmas beers are way too sweet. But this one has a nice dry bitterness to balance all the sugars. Nice.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle from ABS Drinks. Dark brown with orange and a fine, low head. Spicy chocolate nose, cinnamon? Speculoos, biscuit, caramel. Rich, cake-like. Earthy, dry flavor, chocolate and spice, Chirstmas feeling but not so sweet, figs, plums. Dry, bitter finish. Good.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -Vintage 2012. Dark brown coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, caramel and touch of spices in the nose. Sweet malty, fruity and dried fruits with notes of spices. Dry bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. Let’s say all in all pretty average.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012. Dark amber-brown body with a lasting off white head. Fruity notes, orange in the aroma, dusty, sweet and lovely. Sweet taste with a very tiny touch of tartness, berries, well, more jammy really, sweetish, slightly bitter, mild, subdued, and nice. Though, honesty, too toned down in flavor to be fully effective. Bitter finish. Close to a great beer, but not there.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The nose is malt, dark bread and butterscotch. The pour is a deep mahogany brown. The taste is candy sugar and roasted malt. A nice medium palette with mild carbonation. A great spicy belgian well worth trying.
EddyBeer1 (575) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Brune très foncée, effervescence moyenne, col fin persistant. malts caramel bien présents, amertume légèrement réglissée, notes fruitées (raisins, cerises), un peu rôtie, assez sèche.
jfb (3155) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a very dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, sawdust, cherries and peppermint, with a hint of herbal hops. flavour is light dark fruit, caramel and bread dough, with some roasted malts, milk chocolate and a herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
meerbier (1374) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Faint aroma, some chocolate and licorice. Brown, small beige head, good lace. Black chocolate, laurel, licorice, pretty bitter finish. Very dry. Not bad but not my kind of flavours.
Gerbeer (1232) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium head. Aromas of roasted malts, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavors of roasted malts and nuts with resiny bitter finish.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy, smoked andspiced beer. Head should hold some longer. The smell is not bad, but a bit hard to get. This isn’t making me happy.