DwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a full white soapy head with low retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness combined with subtle bitterness. Spices, herbs, grain, caramel, brown sugar and malts. A nice full flavoured ale. BrewBoxer (2632) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle.Pours a n amber brown color with a carmel taste and backtaste. Very malty with a n obvious booze profile. Very drinkable. Perfect gift for the holiday travita (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The smell is malty, toffee, creme brŻlťe, hops, sweet, and dessert. The look is bitter, fruit, toffee, caramel, alcohol, and a little hot. jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of malt, light herbal notes, apple, toffee, and pear. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel, toffee, apple. Inbreak (5797) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
29.11.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dried fruits, grass, caramel malts, leafs, citrus peel, strawberry, alcohol, weeds, bark. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, leafs, wet grass, minerals, bark, dried fruits, alcohol, caramel malts, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small thick head. Aroma of toasted malts, some bread, nuts and sweet caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, sweetness, some mild graininess, white bread and some herbal notes. Medium bodied. Alcohol burns. Feels raw. Needs aging. Like 10 years or so. Nowhere close to the 10+ year old vintages. Decent. 7-3-7-3-13 3.3VereTipsu (42) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Head: creamy color, thick when poured, thin layer when undisturbed, but doesnít disappear; beautiful lacing.
Aroma: strong malt and sweet roast, smoked plum, raisins, also alcohol is noticeable
Color: dark orange / amber, a bit hazy, but no floating yeast
Taste: strong and roasty maltiness, sweet and smoky with strong plum taste, caramel reminds me of maple syrup.
Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation, nice silky mouthfeel and good roasty aftertaste that stays for a long time after swallowing.
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - pretty clear red-amber beer with a little beige foam; aroma of ripe plums and caramel; notes of fermenting grapes; full-bodied, creamy palate , fairly sweet and decently bitter; some residual sweetness, a long caramelish and fruity malty finish with notes of warming alcohol Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2014
50cl boxed. This year is all about the body. Feels like a thick thick IPA. Quite flat, but extremely thick. Fine carbonation makes the texture exquisite. Fruity and malty. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. A perfect strong ale in its sense. I actually need to re-stock on this one. HerrBierkoenig (1439) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: END 2023. Pours light cloudy amber ruby liquid, medium creamy tan head, Aroma: raisins, candied fruits, Christmas cakes, malty, sweets, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, fruity, raisins, nutty, biscuit, rich malty taste, alcohol, some not very pleasant bitterness, Palate: full body, oily texture, average carbonation, long sweet raisin finish, Overall: very good, but expected more, will see how the time will work for this ale.