yodapl (104) - POLAND - JAN 16, 2018 ACHops (1693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 version on tap @ Naked City. Pours watery dark brown with a reddish tint and thin lacey head. Aroma is lighter notes of earthy hops and sweet caramel malts. Taste is big fresh spruce, slightly sweet malts, and lots of spices: cinnamon, allspice, clove, maybe some cardamom? Nice bitter finish from the hops too. Definitely a unique taste, easily different from all other winter warmers out there. Love that they change the recipe every year and do the sweet magnums.
Czarne z czapą beżowej piany. Dość duże wysycenie, piwko syczało sążnie przy nalewaniu. W aromacie mix biszkoptu, anyżu i mieszanki przypraw. Gładki posmak z nutą przyprawowej ostrości na finiszu, pozostawia po sobie garbnikowy posmak, będąc jednocześnie słodkawe. VDuquerroux (1960) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018. 2017 Bottle, 355mL. 6.7%. Purchase ("La Cervoiserie", @Poitiers, FR). Home. A black opaque beer with a big beige foamy head ; average retention ; ok lacing. Roasted, cinnamon(+), caramel notes, prune notes, some licorice. Light sweet, light dry refreshing spicy, bitter note. Medium body, thin texture, soft gaseous, dry refreshing spicy finish. Overall, correct ; slightly disappointing. Cordoba (2) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count
Anchor Christmas ale fra 2014, drukket januar 2018. Har altså ligget 3 år i kælderen. Vinøs, næsten sherryagtig i næsen, lakrids og blomme. Går igen i smagen, sammen med lidt grannål fra humlen. En dejlig juleøl der ikke er spor klistret eller sød. Flot øl.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone smroush (310) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Aromas of dark dried fruits (plum, black currents); winter/pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg,cinnamon, clove, allspice) aromas are clear but not overwhelming.
Color is black; even the edges are very dark brown. Medium sized tan head.
Taste is fairly dry and fairly bitter.
Medium bodied; carbonation is somewhat lively. Finish is fairly long, with dried fruit, winter spices, carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall this is a pretty good beer. It has some complexity with spice, roasted flavors, dried fruits; the overall dryness and lively carbonation work well with beer. peponi (2107) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Aroma: spicy and herbal, nutmeg.
Appearance: Brown color and creamy head.
Taste: spicy, nutmeg, roasted dark malts, spruce, cola, herbal, rather dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation.
Overall: no idea what should I expect. A decent beer.
Smithld1 (359) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
2017 edition. Darker than expected. A little thin but tasty. A bit spicy, quite bitter. Decent depth. A good but not stunning effort. randy1969 (116) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2018
Aroma of cola, roasty malt, licorice, holiday spices. A brown color, fairly clear but dark, and with a frothy, brown head. The flavor was medium sweet. Medium body, smooth, creamy texture thmsboyd (218) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2018
2015 Edition. 355mL bottle BBE: 08.2017. Served in a tulip glass @ 16ºC. Pours a deep, dark, almost black body with a medium, tight, creamy, tan head giving complete coverage with moderate lacing. Medium intensity aroma, dominated by a rich, sweet, caramelised, treacle toffee smell, and livened by plum, pine needles and bran flakes. Hints of liquorice. To taste, a suggestion of fruity acidity is replaced by a lasting, medium burnt toffee sweetness, savoury notes and dry oak. Medium bodied with a creamy finish, medium-high carbonation and a soft liquorice candy finish. An interesting beer in great condition, just dominated a little too much by a treacle toffee flavour. Otherwise flawless. Cheers and a Happy New Year to Craig for the bottle. jmohno (1679) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2017
2017. 6.7%. Black. Mineral sweetness.mild chocolate.Taste is roast char. Acidic bitter. Bordering astringent. Acidic stout like. Minerally bitter. Like a dubble , stout but more stout or heavy Porter. Doubt I would care for a sixer of this. Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
2016 bottle. Dark appearance with light brown foam. Taste is burnt, twiggy, spicy, liquorice. Decent but I expected a bit more.