dorain (293) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2017 jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is cloves, pine and nutmeg. Minor bitterness on the tongue and finish of warm light cinnamon. Decent beer, but not my favorite dark horse.
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 (87) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2017
For such a high alcohol content the weight is surprisingly light.
https://youtu.be/kst4hj1lSec?list=PL2I6nU36z3 williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2017
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 (3801) - 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 (1647) - 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
SeniorZozo (1843) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2017
@ Budapest, Csakajosor. // Big spices on the nose but glad they don’t over power the taste. Cinnamon, and general spices with some light roastiness. Solid brew. Lore (2746) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2017
brownish ruby colour, medium sized dense beige head; aroma of christmas spices like nutmeg, clove, maybe some cinnamon, too, some cocoa and herbal notes; taste is the same with syrupy sweetness and some sourish-dried fruity notes; good beer LLaurin (482) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Really nice colour dark reddish brown with foamy head in beige. Nose is sweet with spicy herbal notes. Taste rich malty and sweet. Agreeable overall. monk191 (1978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2017
An ok winter warmer. Pours a nice deep reddish black with a tan head. Smells great, cinnamon, ginger, dark fruit. Taste is very malty, with some cinnamon and ginger and a bit of marshmallow in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery.
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35 cl bottle. Colour is black with a small off-white head. Aroma has that typical DH "base" of chocolate and dark malt, but with Christmas spices, cardamom and cloying sweetness at the forefront. Taste follows the same, but with a stronger presence from the chocolate with spices and sweetness. Quite full-bodied and low-carbonated. Not generally a big fan of spiced ales. Good stuff.