otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany and dark cherry woods under a khaki head that is very airy and bubbly, more so than expected. Head fades into a bubbly collar surrounding a free-floating puddle of bubbles and foam. Swirls the same.
Curacao peel, generic orange peel, and thyme up front. Raisins and black cherries – sweet, meaty, juicy, and dipped in treacle. Silky caramelized sweetness. Rustic yet sweet. Essence of fruitcake without being saccharine. Leather and tannins in the middle. Chocolate red velvet cake. Port-soaked pumpernickel and fruity spicy merlot.
Medium and brisk – quick to flavor and quick to finish. Not as sweet as the nose indicated. Major rooty twiggy bitterness and dried orange peel in the back. Leathery tannins and thyme along the edges. Grapes, plums, and tart cherries in the middle. Overall silky mouthfeel is liquid grape and caramelized sweetness.
The palate was a bit underwhelming when held up to my expectations from savoring the nose of this winter offering from Brasserie d’Achouffe. I also found I enjoyed this crisp seasonal with a touch more chill than I would for some of the richer brews that come out when Old Man Winter reigns. But don’t take my word for it – find a bottle and give it a taste for yourself.
basjansen14 (140) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown coloured beer with a tine off white head.
Aroma: sweet, little bit of malt, dark fruits, some caramel.
Taste: sweet, dark fruits, little bit of tartness and some bitterness.
Heavy carbonation with a medium body.
Dazka (83) - Milan, ITALY - FEB 17, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
S: caramel, malt, slight hint of thyme A: dark brown, rocky persistent head T: med/high bitterness P: full body, long finish
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alusdievs (68) - LATVIA - FEB 13, 2017
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Big beige cap. Spicy notes. Very heavy. Dark coloured. Would not drink once again soon.
madnorwegian (195) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very "N’ICE" beer. Very unique complex aromas. Both deep over-ripe fruit with woodsie forest and fresh tropicalness at the same time. Flavors just as complex and with similar notes. Tastes like a beautifully done dessert. Only downside: not enough head.
dropi6 (159) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2017
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog, z czasów przed założeniem konta na ratebeer w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.
BenL8 (117) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A perfect Belgian Christmas ale. Pours a dark red brown colour with little head. Aroma is faint, malty, sweet and refreshingly citrusy. Flavour: big body, very sweet, extremely malty, definite orange flavour, refreshing and surprisingly bitter and quite hoppy. Finish is not too long, warming and bitter-citrusy. Excellent easy drinking ale!
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy, dark ruby/brown pour with one finger creamy beige head. Below average retention, leaving thin layer throughout the whole drink. Decent lacing on the glass. Typical nose for the style, yeasty, floral. Touch of caramel.
Medium body, somewhat highly carbonated. Creamy texture. Boozy bittersweet taste and mouthfeel. High presence of alcohol in the aroma. Boozy. Caramel, toffee. Floral and herbal. Pretty good, but overshadowed by strong alcohol presence. Dry finish with burning sensation on the tongue.
Overall, not bad. Strong alcohol presence ruins it a bit.
roldano (120) - - JAN 12, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Espuma beige-marrón cremosa y permanente, color rojizo oscuro-marron donde se aprecian constantes burbujas brotar constantemente, aromas suave con matices dulces en nariz, sabor muy dulce y suave a pesar de la alta graduación, final muy sabroso.
Pongauer (84) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wintertime is beertime, and this brew is another testimony to that statement. Yes it is pretty sweet and syrupy, but you just cant ignore it. Hides it alcohol pretty well up until the aftertaste.
GvanGool (57) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2017
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
What shall I say. Undetermined taste of spices. This is one of the fee beers I did not finish.
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