zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle from Mam and Dad's holiday, Newcastle. Hazy brown-copper coloured with a thin white head. It has a very rich plum, dried fruit and liquorice flavour with currants, and more smooth, warming, plum on the finish. Excellent! MMR (832) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
Pours a nice dark brown glass of beer with a rather thick texture. It's a nice and sweet treat. DijkBier (560) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017
Dark brown pour with a nice tan head, that retains well. Aroma of dark malts, very spicy and light ethereal (the aniseed), light choco. Taste is fully sweet and light bitter, licorice, caramel. Much taste, fullbodied, soft mouthfeel with OK carbonation, lasting aftertaste. Nice winterbeer. TrefwoordPunk (1302) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a purplish black with a small tan head and an aroma of sweet malts, toffee, overripe dark fruits, liquorice, anise, sweet spices and oranges. The taste is medium sweet, a medium body and some boozyness. Nice
jamesie1857 (1980) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis, Leiden - Hazy amber body, thick off-white topper. Nose is warming winter-spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little caramel there as well. Taste is as warming as promised, aniseed pokes its nose in, a little sweet, but really does give you a little gloed.
SimplySike (1524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33cl. Bottle. culchiem (4153) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
Pours almost black wit tan head.
Aroma anise, spice, caramel.
Taste caramel anise sweets, some bitter.
Mouthfeel quite thin.
Fraught at Ahrendsnest. Dark caramel with a large head. Aromacof spiced caramel. Flavour is sweet malt, herb, aniseed, sweet chocolate finish. hesiodus (88) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2016
caramel, chocolate, coffee, leather, vanilla, black, medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
some spices, nice brew for cold winter nights tricksta_p (5117) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, spices, anise, caramel, dark chocolate, liquorice, cinnamon, dark fruity notes. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. I’m not usually a fan of spiced ’winter ales’, but this one had a good malty liquorice backbone with a pleasant touch of chocolate at the end. Well made.