daniele (9228) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2014
on tap bel ambrato discreta nota maltata tendenza dolce poco luppolata lievi tostature caramello biscotto rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours with little to no head with a dark-amber hued body. Aroma is of light fruit, raisins, dates, with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Spiced fruit cake comes to mind when sipping, light bitterness, low carbonation and slick mouthfeel. Not bad, not great. Very well done technically. Ok. Mark_Eck (1998) - - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma and taste are caramel, cinnamon, and malty. weordie (1223) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a short lived medium head. Aroma is slightly malty but not very strong. Taste is very malty, some spices, tiny bit of a bitter aftertaste. Very inoffensive but nothing special. Mep3222 (1578) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Malty backbone with some spices. Maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? Slight roasted maltiness. Has a bit of a cheap light finish to it. Not a bad beer and drinkable, but nothing special.
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Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-3-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served an orange amber colored brew with a tiny off white head. The head fades almost instantaneously to leave only the tiniest amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is sweet and roasted. The sweet is a nice mix of dark fruit and some caramel smells. There is a light spice and nutty aroma as well which mixes with the rest to round out the smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet fruit flavor of some plum as well as a light bready and caramel sweetness. As the flavors advance light spice and nutty flavors come to the tongue. Toward the end cherry flavors enter and seem to get even stronger as time advances. These favors combined with some slight spice flavors as well as an orange peel and earthy hop taste. Together these mixes of flavors take the taste to its end where a pleasant malty and fruity flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just above average in its creaminess for 6.1 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The slightly thicker body gives all the malt a nutty flavors time to linger on the tongue, while the medium carbonation makes it more drinkable and is nice for the fruitier flavors of the brew. Pretty well done.
Overall – A quite sweet and malty winter ale. Nice and easy drinking with lots of flavor.
generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The body has good clarity and a deep reddish amber color. On top is a light off white which rises up about two fingers tall before slowly fading down to a thin cap. This thin covering hangs on well and leaves some slick lacing on the glass. It has a fairly light nose with nice notes of bready, doughy and lightly toasted malt. Hop aroma also adds a light spicy note as well. The flavor has a good sweet bready and ginger bread cookie like maltiness with light caramel notes. Hop flavor is modest and adds light leafy spicy bitterness to just give some balance to the finish. The palate has a solid medium feel with soft yet active carbonation.
DrnkMcDermott (3108) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
"BB March 2014," so I’ve caught this at a reasonable time. Bustling fizzy head that shrinks away, leaving a brown malt body that looks like a Newcastle. Toasty malt smell, too. The taste strides the line between a Newkie and a full on Scotch ale, but more dependent on malts and without the occasional smoked peat, or the phenol that sometimes comes with it. A sturdy, full-on cool weather beer, as far as I can tell in my current hot, humid condition. Grzesiek79 (4316) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Dosc srednie piwo ze sredniej wielkosci piana do tego niezbyt trwala. W smaku orzechowe troche migdalowy aromat. Slodowe lekkie nieco karmelowe. Finisz lekko goryczkowy, subtelny. Kolor piwa to ladna ciemna czerwien z tanczacymi babelkami CPH2200 (345) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
33 cl bottle 6.1% abv. Dark amber colour with thick head. Carbonated taste with notes of bitter chokolate and caramel. Very dry mouthfeel.