markextrae (4395) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle sample during xmas beer festival. poured a hazy dark brown colour with a tanned head. nose of sweet toasted malts, caramel, slight vineous red fruits, berries, cloves, sweet apples, and a small yeast notice. medium to weak bodied for the abv
Alusmamuts (1862) - LATVIA - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Perfectly balanced mild sourness followed by medium bitterness. Some touch of grass notes. Lasting mild bitterness.
Cunningham (7716) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice unclear amber color with a fine big tan head. Ok lacing on the glass. Powerful aroma with toffee, dried fruits, some spices and yeast. Not as high carbonation as expected. Not THAT sweet either. Ok complex flavor with toffee, dried fruits, some spices and yeast. Decent sipper.
[Bottle with spider web from the basement]
Boxereddy (479) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donker amberkleurig bier met licht beige schuimkraag.
Fruit en caramel in de neus, met moutige afdronk.
Lekker Kerstbier, verrassend dat boekweit aan de oorsprong ligt!
Holmen2 (3521) - NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with TO 28.01.15. Dark brown. Dense and persistent pale brown head and lacing. Fruity aroma of berries, dark candy and nuts. Similar taste. Well balanced.
AndySnow (7490) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle, best before 2012.
Where: The Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, dried fruit, vinous, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, dried fruit, vinous, malt.
Cybercat (5669) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thin buff head. Malty aroma has a strong spple and pear overtone. Flavor starts with toasted malt and adds Apple, pear, and banana notes. Texture is firm if not too fizzy. Joyeux Noel, or whatever you celebrate this time of year!
Lagerboy (2165) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and cage bottle. Muddy brown, fading tan foam. Aroma is dark fruity, caramel, malty. Taste is thicker sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel/toffee, hint of chocolate. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Becomes more vinous as it warms. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Foffern (1826) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. 2 years old. The colour is deep, reddish brown and is quite unclear. Beige head. Sweet aroma with dried fruit, chocolate, caramel, Belgian yeast, wood, leather and some alcohol. The flavour is similar with more raisins, licorice, wood and leather. Has slick and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A sweet and nice dark Belgian ale.
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, 9% ABV: BBD end of 2016. Poured into a Gordons badged thistle shaped glass at home on 5th Dec 2014. Nice red hue to the dark body, on top a full tanned even foamed head. Sweet malty and spicy aroma, plenty of alcohol like esters in the nose too (can you actually smell alcohol?). Sweet flavours within the taste, malty molasses, cinnamon and other wintery yet sweet spices. Good body depth and a very nice Christmas beer: thanks to my darling wife for bringing it back from Brugge for me.