k0mpsa (2964) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle from alko järvenpää, finland. Hazy dark ruby color, white head. Aroma is malty, bread, spices, raisins. Sweet malty body, rye bread, raisins, spices, licorice, hint of alcohol on the back. kalervo (1043) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Mikon kanssa Pyöräkadulla. Not exactly my cup of beer, quite nice ale still, sweet and malty in a drinkable way. nihtila (3635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
24.1.2014. Kuohui pullosta ulos! Tuoksussa karamellista mallasta, rusinaa ja pihkaa. Maku on melko makea, kypsää hedelmää, rusinaa, hentoa yrttisyyttä. Makeutta on hieman liikaa, mikä tuntuu varsinkin jälkimaussa. caesar (7133) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB Summer 2016, large sample. Cloudy brown color, short frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, spicy yeast, raisin, slight fruity. The raisins make it smell like an aged belgian dark, although it’s not aged at all, seeing the BB date. Slight sweet in taste, lots of raisin again. Aroma is a bit more complex, but flavor is all about raisins. Interesting stuff, though a bit one-dimensional. Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Pretty hazy reddish color, small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, sweetness, lightly alcohol and some sugar. Taste malts, sweetness, molasses, raisins, sugar, slightly alcohol. Decent to medium body, soft carbonation.
josanguapo (1669) - SPAIN - AUG 8, 2015
From zombier. In Duvel glass. Playinh Memoria. Nice beer. The first winter warmer i taste and is drinkable. Sweetness and alcohol is apreciable but not overwhelming Cimbasso (891) - - AUG 24, 2015
Pours a hazy tawny brown with a white head. Toffee and raisin taste with a very full mouthfeel. Great, complex flavours with an aftertaste reminiscent of a dark rum. This is an excellent winter ale. Thanks to Holmen 1 for the bottle! Christos (5743) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
(Lervig Brewers Reserve Winter Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a nifter, ABV 8.3%
Deep red colour on the body, cloudy, with a small and thin tan head on top. Average retention.
Aroma of caramel, red fruits, figs, raisins.
Sweet taste, malty, with red fruits, caramel. light metal, raisins, figs, alcohol.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation, sticky palate.
Good. Holmen2 (3634) - NORWAY - NOV 25, 2015
From bottle at Clarion Energy Hotel with KL and ES. Muddy brown. Beige head. Aroma of prunes, dates, roasted nuts, dark syrup and brittle. Taste of medium dark malt, prunes, dates, rasins, dark caramel, honey and brittle, balanced with medium bitterness. A hint of herbs in aftertaste. Still not too sweet, and with good drinkability. graham_murphy (678) - - JAN 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 Great version - sweetness of dried fruit and caramel with a dry bready backbone. I thought the booze was well masked,not raw at all. Something like a barley wine but a bit more mellow. Lots of dried raisin in there.