Inbreak (6709) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2017
31.12.2017, 0,5l bottle @ home:BeardedAvenger (1264) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Big fizzy-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, roasted grain, hay, minerals, yeast, grass, paper, dried grain, old wash cloth, sawdust, toast, hints of licorice. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, roasted grain, grass, hay, minerals, dried grain, dark sugar, paper, toast, licorice, sour coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough, boring.
Kalea Advent Calendar. Low key coffee and tar aroma. Dark and glossy. initially frothy beige head soon retreated. Light bitter. Liqourice. Tar. Coffee. Berries. Some liqourice sweetness into the finish. Thick. Oily. Average carb. Relatively abrupt finish. Goes really wel with the turkey and ham pie and roasties I'm currently scoffing. Lovely rich beer. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Deep brown pour with a thin tan head. The aroma has a little bit of toasted malt, cocoa, soft fruit and a touch of coconut. Has a soft sweetness and a lingering malty finish. There's a soft milk chocolate flavour and a full mouthfeel. Pretty solid beer. Nice and clean maltiness. A touch of stickiness on the finish. robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2017
Dark brown pour, with reddish hues coming through, and a large beige head. Aroma is fruit, and quite roasty, coffee notes abound with burnt brown sugar and overly ripe figs. Silky mouth feel, an a soft carb. Finish is lightly bitter, slightly sweet, roasty, hints of cocoa and some light fruit. Excellent. sseb69 (1980) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2017
Bouteille. Couleur brune-noire, mousse mince meige. Arôme de grains grillés et un peu de chocolat-caramel.. En bouche, belle texture, un peu huileuse, notes de chocolat, moka, pain brun toasté, peu d'amertume et finale moyennement sucrée. Très bon.
DerWeg (1748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle 17 from Advent Calender, I did not have high hopes based on so many indifferent selections! But Stark Bier in this case means a Baltic Porter - particularly a LAGER yeast Baltic! Open the chilled bottle - uh-oh, no 'pop' of pressure released at all, but all is good, this brew pours far more like a cask ale than some commercial 'Stout' from Dublin. And there the ancient beer brilliance begins.,.. glass-coating tawny-brown goodness with fine bubbles. All manner of bready richness, light smoke and roast, and dry rooty licorice/kola herbals and hints chocolate and dark dried fruit - this baby has it all going on. Hides the alcohol as well as any finely-crafted ale can. This might just play out as one of the few truly interesting brews in the calendar, here so casually dispensed one week before the Holy Evening of Christ's birth which opportunity is squandered on that awful Weizen Bock I already drank (Aventinus would have been way more suitable for the 24th, although I assume they select them based somewhat on their cost concerns & to provide surprise and novelty every year which must also be a challenge.) Happy Birthday Lord Jesus. Foerdifuxx (420) - Franconia, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
Black coloured beer with a big, brown, medium lasting head. Aromas of chocolate, cacao, bit of burned toast, floral hops, some dark fruits. Taste is roast malty with chocolate, some artifical sweetness in the middle part, late roast malty finish with warming alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Nothing extraordinary.
New one is brewed with Smaragd btw.