Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2011
Bottled 75cl. Courtesy of Bov. It pours a hazy deep nut brown beer with a creamy beige head. The aroma is reminiscent of the kind of american hops which are high on alpha acids accompanied by caramel, boletus, walnuts, pear, plum, lovely vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Perhaps a little oxidized. Creamy palate. Medium to full bodied. Complex. Caramel, boletus, plum, pear, vanilla and apple being present in the taste. Some residual sugars in the finish (reminiscence of caramel, banana split and walnuts) which makes you eager to take another sip. Definitely a winter beer. Thanks a lot Bov! ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
State Line Liquors tasting. Pours a deep burgany brown with some red hues and s solid beige head, some delicate lacing. Aroma is a slight roasted malt with a caramel hint and some apple fruitiness. Taste is a nice smooth malt, some mild chocolate and caramel notes, a touch of spices and a bitter finish. Nice delicate flavors, as it warms some light fruitiness starts to come through. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottled. Poured medium-deep amber with a short, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up dry, toasty yeast over fruity darker malts, toffee, and aged caramel.. the airy yeast and fruits worked well together. The flavor found molasses, darker fruit, and caramel at the core.. peppery notes and clovey spices around, amplified by a touch of alcohol.. nice and wintery. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. toasty and a touch sour at times.. the yeast really shined.. good stuff. Eructoblaster (4205) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle - 750ml. Pours a dark brown body with a thick, lasting off-white foamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with plummy, brown sugar, spicy, and cinnamon hints. Its sharp taste is slightly dominated by hoppiness. It carries vineous and oaky notes. Ends with a robust, warming bittersweet finish. Enjoyable winterwarmer. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
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Boutip (6392) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
Dark smooth beer. Hard to place flavour. Some fruitiness and a dry bitter tea. It’s an alright beer though!
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light candi sugar with some light dry fruits notes with some light pepper notes. Taste is an interesting mix between some strong caramelized malt with some notes of dry fruit and some peppery yeast notes. Body is full but could have been even fuller with good carbonation notes with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and enjoyable though a bigger body would have been even better. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
750ml bottle. Burgundy with a tight ivory head. Dull nose at first (too cold) warming with attractive bramble, grenadine and red apple splashes over a liquorice, coal and faintly roasted malt backdrop; some blue cheese hints as it warms. Mouthfeel like double cream; flavour good honest apple peel and plum yeastiness, a scattering of earth, nut husk; blueberry and coal smoke hinting at an English stout or porter. Fruity with a subtle roasted Balance. Tasty Belgian sharer that drinks like silk. planky84 (3263) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Russet brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of raisins, chocolate, sweet spices, cloves and cinnamon. Flavours of sultanas, figs, dates, some chocolate and vanilla. Very Christmassy. Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Clear amber. Aroma of light spice. Taste of orange tea, light spice, very smooth and slightly sweet. Bitter finish. ekstedt (6790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Dark reddish brown, medium creamy beige head. Nutty and spicy aroma, with some light roasted notes. Fairly dry, medium bitterness.