comperchris (115) - - DEC 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep & dark with a lively but quickly diminishing head.
Smells anise and spice with a tang of Roquefort?
Hides the alcohol content well behind liquorice, cloves and anise. Tastes of raisins, dark fruit with Smokey caramel.
A lovely Christmas beer example.
Ferris (13583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Anise and spice. Clear Amber with a rich off white head. Tons of liquorice and a long finish.
LLaurin (360) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is light fruity and with some freshness. Pours dark red amber with rich head in of white. Taste is also fruity with yeast and light sour. Palate is rather short but sharp with even some bitterness.
mikkopen (1086) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Deep reddish brown colour, thick off-white head. Sweetish, spicy malty aroma with dried fruit. The flavour is sweetish malty, with liquorice, aniseed, dried fruits and yeasty notes, and a spicy finish. Very tasty.
fombe89 (2634) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Le Trappiste, Brujas 02/12/16. Color marron oscuro, sabor espaciado, dulce, rica.
Cybion (150) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours clear dark red with a substantial amount of soapy off-white head that settles down quickly. Moderate amount of visible carb, medium bubbles, thick lacing. Sweet, fruity, confectionery-esque aroma with lots of orange, brown sugar, rich caramel, some berries (though no tartness), hint of dark fruit and spices - bit of clove and coriander. Bit of a cakey undertone and slightly buttery. Taste is moderately sweet with fruit (orange, some lemon, slightly sharp), sugar and yeasty spice up front followed up by dark fruit and cakey, bready, moderately bitter malts for the finish, which is quite abrupt and dry. Lingering mild bitter aftertaste. Body is full, texture is thick and smooth, carbonation is moderate, leaving a bit of a tingle.
sharkydodson (1302) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is caramel and spicy with hints of raisin, honey, milk chocolate, dark fruits, candy and bisquit... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of plum, brown sugar, red wine, raisin, licorice, candy and berries... sweet, spicy and dry aftertaste...
Fules (975) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - DEC 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nagy, tartós hab, barna szín. Karamelles, medvecukros illat. Édeskés, karamelles ízek, enyhe medvecukros aromával. Testes, erősen szénsavas, enyhén keserű. Szokatlan ízvilág az édesgyökértől, de meglepően kellemes.
inbirraveritas (1541) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 33 cl.
Opal reddish brown colour, bigger sized creamy beige head with average duration.
Aroma brings caramel, citrusses, yeast, bread... taste is a combo of candies and tart fruits, mouthfeel is slick to syrupy.
Warming finish with toast and citrus fruits.
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delightful but a little short of brilliant for me. Pours a bubbly, fizzy dark burgundy with a light beige head that fizzles away shortly. Nice prune and raisin notes with a pinch of spice and light floral notes. Mild alcohol presence and a bit of lingering Belgian prune notes. Nice full body, moderate carb. Nice brew overall!