cgarvieuk (23821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at cbc17 deep brown... Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Caramel toffee fruit
olsvammel (7120) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at MBCC 2017. Bready and malty smell. Similar taste. Drinkable but doesn’t stand out in this crowd.
martin00sr (3900) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @MBCC2017, Red Session. Clear brown, offwhite head. Caramely, hoppy aroma. Nutty, caramely flavour, alc warmth and light hoppy bitterness.
Beerhunter111 (19859) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017, Red Session. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe. Geruch nach Karamell, mild röstmalzig. Geschmack ist kräftig malzig, karamellig, nussig.
Dacrza (940) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE: March 5, 2017... OCCASION: finishing the first Sunday of Lent with a cold weather brew for a cold night... GLASSWARE: Corsendonk tulip pokal... pours a dark mahogany, slightly translucent body--bubbles are small and active... head is a thick, foamy, and craggy off-white iceberg... aroma begins with berry--cranberry, cherry, deep bread malts and some yeast funk... an ambivalent scent, in all... vibrant at the teeth, flushes quickly and memorable at the throat, packing some heat with its exit... creamy to start, a bit medicinal at the finish... cherry, plum, sweet sugary esters, heady bread malts--a big dessert finish--with some residual medicinal syrup too... pungent cheese, perhaps? streaking film covers the glass as the beer drains... I find the finish cloying, the mouthfeel temporary, and the flavor combative--but this still approximates a winter warmer, and a useful one at 7.3% ABV... approaches a sherry in its flavor, but its imperfections leave it short of other holiday ales....
BeerdedDave (1623) - Beckley, USA - JAN 3, 2017
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep amber - copper color; caramel malt aroma; some floral hops; flavor is mostly caramel malt; also dark fruit notes and a decent amount of hoppy bitterness
closey22 (1874) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown with thin beige head; aroma is sweet caramelly subtle spiciness and roastiness; flava is sweet and then tart with hints of wood; feels light slight fizz; finishes dry slightly tart
Chalumeaux (1485) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle 10/19/16 reddish brown with a thin tan head and some lacing. Aromas of caramel malt bread and spices. Taste is sweet caramel with notes of lingering spices.
Jow (3855) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Draught 55, auburn colored beverage. Nose is light spice and dark fruit. Taste sof cherry, fig, Christmas spice, caramel, cola. Very light bodied. Hides abv welll. Not very impressive overall
Mep3222 (1493) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of roasted malt and cherry cough syrup. Taste is a roasted malt with a slight cherry cough syrup in the middle and finishing almost dry. Has a winter warmer spice beer feel to it and it isn’t bad but nothing is really impressing me about this one.