CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
(33cl bottle) Day2 of the 2012 Advent Calendar. Pours a medium beige head atop a black body. Nose of sherry, red licorice and cocoa powder. Very sharp, sour front with a grainy yeast mid-palate. Not sweet and totally different aroma from flavour. Hides the 7.2% ABV exceptionally well. Good.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com Jmlowes (2) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012 does not count
Day 2 of Craft Beer Advent Calendar. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed this beer. I am glad that I tried it, but can’t see myself drinking it again. WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - DEC 2, 2012
Advent Calendar #2. Hm quite sour, like sucking on a few lemon seeds. Aroma has some chocolate in it, too. Lots of carb when hitting the mouth, maybe the sourness is making it seem more extreme. Hm there seems to be some dry overlay but overall the finish seems quite sweet&sour a la lemon juice. Worried about this being headache inducing. Different for its chocolate/lemon qualities. Not a "dark wit" (???) as I was expecting. Nice to try but I definitely would not like another. Hm. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown with a small brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. Aromas of a sour cocoa with some spice. Taste is sour dark chocolate with some raisin and hints of vanilla and cinnamon on the finish. This body of this beer is very light on the palate which is very surprising for a >7% beer. DuffMan (10271) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle, Dec 2 Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown pour, with a light brown head that initially soars, but fades rather quickly to a thin ring without any lacing. Aroma is more sour than anything, but not harshly so, with some burnt malt hanging around the edge of awareness. Light dusty cocoa in here too. Some spice on the deep inhale. Didn’t know what to expect, but it wasn’t this-- more interesting than I anticipated. Palate maintains the sourish identity, with light flavours of raisins and leather, roast takes a back seat. Light is the operative adjective here-- for a beer that boasts an ABV exceeding 7%, the body is woefully thin, edging on watery. Lightly bitter finish.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Day 2 CBAC. Very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma has a sour tinge, light spice and dark malt. Flavour is very similar. Malt body is strong up front, a sour tinge and some finishing spice. Spice has a bit of heat. pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Beer #2 from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown, beige creamy head, a few light spots of lace in the glass. Nose has chocolate malt and light spicy yeast. Taste is malty, muted cocoa, light roasted notes, slight lemony tang, slight woody note. Dry finish, some bitter chocolate and mild spice. Medium body, medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent, reminds me of a porter. lupulist (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours a thick colour with a fully dissapating white head. Aromas of dark malts, dried fruit, and cocoa. Lighter mouthfeel than the colour suggests. Tastes of anise, malts, and is very slightly sour. A very nice winter sipper! VertBaconStrips (2387) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 28, 2012
Ultra dark red/brown with a big bubbly light tan head that lasts. Strong nose of a bunch of things that don’t work well together for me. Meat pie, choco, roast, Chinese spices, cardamom. I think it’s that background choco tough and the meaty quality that irks my senses. When its much warmer the choco is a good counterbalance. Taste is, well, different. Tastes the same as the aroma with a sharp tang that has some thinness. Not a fan. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium-brown with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted chocolate and black malts with plenty of cardamom, vanilla, and some herbs around.. fresh, greener hoppy accents.. welcoming. The flavor found well-toasted chocolate, vanilla, and molasses notes at the core.. cardamom, cinnamon, and lightly sour malty notes around.. finished with warm spices over molasses and a touch of maple. Medium-bodied with a spotty flow through the palate.. more tart/sour toward the back-end.. OK feel and flow.. decent beer.