77ships (11026) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017 marv3mania (195) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is dark brown, almost black, with a slight ruby tint. The head is dark tan and paper-thin. Aroma is holiday spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc. There is also a light cocoa scent and a very faint roasted malt smell. Absolutely lovely. And it begins to spread through the room as it warms. The taste is a weaker version of the taste. It’s very good, but it simply tastes a bit more watery than I had expected. A very easy drink, especially due to a complete lack of alcohol taste. The mouth is also a bit thinner than expected. Overall, this is one of my absolute favorite beers.
[Copenhagen 2017] Sampled draft @ Taphouse. Dark brown amber. Nose is herbal liquorice, syrup, liquorice. Taste is thick pleasant BE spices, plastic, thick liquorice, thick bodied. Way more BE & spiced than expected but a nice one for sure within the style. Holmen1 (6465) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
Fra fat (planke) på Taphouse København nov-17: mørkerød mahogny med fint skum som varer. Julestemningen kommer allerede i aromaen, her er rikelig med muskat, nellik og kongerøkelse. Likeså i den saftige smaken. Fin bitterhet og solid maltkropp. Kanskje den også kan serveres varm? GregMooreNH (108) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Pours a dark chestnut color with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is candied fruit and nutmeg. Taste is initially cinnamon with fruit and hoppy finish. A solid winter warmer that would fit in nicely at any Christmas party. mvp (270) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Dark brown color with a light brown head that disappears quickly. Slight aroma of spice. Minty taste with a watery palate. BREWMUSKCLES (2743) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2017
smells like a holiday beer with all the xmas appropriate spices. The flavor and body is magnanimous. aged dark cherry so full and smooth yet not very syrup like. finish beery but with some wheat juice i wasn't surprised at all that the body and flavor on this one would be great. hardly any representation of the aroma in the taste Thank God. some rich malt character makes one think of dark malt, licorice and cocoa.
dorain (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2017
Aus der Flasche 2016-12 getrunken. Dieses mit u.a. mit Muskat, Nelken und Piment gebrauhte Winterbier schmeckt und duftet wie flüssige Dominosteine. Dazu ist es super süffig! Geiles Zeug! bwy (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2017
For such a high alcohol content the weight is surprisingly light.
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Color is deep, opaque red-brown, nearly black in the thick spots. No head or lace, really.
Aroma is cola and cocoa. CInnamon and spices. Gets more "burnt" as it warms up a bit. Even a little musty, but that might be age. (It’s mid-March and I’m drinking an elf-themed beer.)
The flavor is more cola, cinnamon, sugary caramel, molasses. Some ashtray.
The feelis thick and chewy, but very smooth. This is a very pleasant beer, and at 8.75% it don’t treat you gentle. Iznogud (4338) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours brown with small off-white head. Malty, caramel, spicy, clove, cinnamon, dried fruit. Moderate sweetness. Medium bodied. Sissio (1749) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 7, 2017
bottle @ home
clear dark brown, minimal cappuccino brown head
ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, "vin brulé", vanilla, cocoa
beer version of vin brulè. Spicy warming with chocolate hint