gripweed57 (2717) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2017 holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown black with a thin head. Dried fruit and spice in the nose. Not too different from a lightly spiced mulled wine I had earlier. Cherries, raisins, a little brown sugar, and citrus aromas. Red wine, with cherries and raisins dominate the flavor. Some coriander and anise spice near the finish that is both bitter and juicy. The spice is a little heavy handed but not overdone. Ok. I feel like I should heat this up and put it in a mug. Good for a Christmas night.
500 ml bottle. Deep copper red color. Frothy tan head. Faint sweet roasted malt nose. First sip is caramel malt with treacle notes. Fairly intense bittersweet notes. Hints of oak and coriander in middle are subtle, but present. Dryish finish hints at dark dried fruit, licorice and spruce tips. Quite complex, the flavor deepens as it warms. Warming alcohol notes as well. buddybutch (117) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours black/deep brown, almost no head. Plum fruit, Port wine. Mild malt, mid bitterness, chocolate feel, small wood/wood barrel. This beer has a light quadruppel feel, like a soft Rochefort 10.very good beer TimE (5991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2017
This is for the 2002 version, drank in about 2006 (?!). A vicious pour that produces giant bubbles that aren’t all that appealing to look at. The nose shows great depth of milk chocolate, ginger, coriander, anise, fermenting wort. The mouth goes even further with slight smokey notes and whiskey shows up. Very malty, off sweet. The whiskey continues to the end and finishes almost like a great scotch. Age helped this beer a lot. Fantastic. karstenkindfed (1) - - JUL 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Elegant sweet malts with a hint of bitterness. Light spicy notes and a little dry. Ends with notes of cocoa, sweet cherry and alkohol mabuzzer (875) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2017
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, treacle toffee with dried fruit notes, and a lovely alcohol warmth.
astanford (52) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2017
caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, earthy, smoke, woody, brown, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, nybol (2280) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Engelsk lakrids er nok mest den smag der brede sig i munden på mig lige nu. ikke så tung og tyk som de bedste porter/stout’er, men en kraftig smag er der da. jjsint (3312) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours brown with a touch of black raspberry. Very little visible carbonation and almost no head. Chocolate, hazelnut, slight suggestions of honey and leather. The taste blows me away: sweet and laden with lightly spiced honeyed notes. There’s a gorgeous balancing hoppy bitterness, but the foreground is all about the slightly spicy sumptuousness. Cinnamon, liquorice, rosemary and a touch of horehound lead up to the long finish. Gooey mouthfeel and it feels a lot more carbonated than it looks, giving the body strength. A prince of an ale. nordic (654) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2017
Dark brown color, creamy head. Aroma: port wine, chocolate, caramel, berries. Taste: sweet, oatmeal, bitter finish, warming alcohol. Good! ironcontra (361) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Something almost like a Scottish Belgian ... Nice musty aroma, a lot of caramel and malts in the flavor, alco totally hidden, kind of viscous and maybe (unfortunately) a bit syrupy