BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle: A dark crimson night, creamy beige clouds cover the sky. A dark festive feel is in the air; individual snow flakes come down on an unusually cold night, scattered, with no wind. Tufts of jaggery, raisin, date and caramel ride the chill air. A man removes his snowy boots, puts on his worn fur slippers and props his feet up near a fireplace. His drink is strong, moderate alcohol warmth; color returns to his cheeks. Spicy and sweet, a satisfying yet challenging tincture to take off the cold stillness of the night. As he dozes off to sleep, a touch of smoke lifts from the fire, he wakes sometime later; sugar and light bitterness are still present on the back of his tongue. He heads off to bed. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Lovely beer in a lovely glass at Bier Circus, Brussels.
This is a real winter warmer! Malt, sugar, spices, yeast giving a little sourness, warming alcohol. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle at Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Mild raisin and brown sugar nose, light alcohol vapor. Mild spice, and toffee, plum, vinuous. Dark brown clear with thin lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with sugar and spice, roasted grain, and a bit of toffee. A bit thin, with medium dry bitterness in the finish. Medium alcohol flavor, with nutty peppery end. A bit rough at the end. grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Copying from tasting notes. Bottle. Nice dark pour with a small creamy tan head. Nice sweet smell with some fruit mixed in. Sweet flavor with an average mouthfeel. Nice alcohol burn going down. Pretty good rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Fruity alcohol aroma with hints of wood. Opaque brown-amber color with a small tan head. Sweet flavor with a not sticky but creamy palate. Very light amount of alcohol burn in the finish.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
wasn’t a huge fan. to me it was pundit and rather flat. some cola and bland malt qualities. Lots of brown sugar, some banana and a hint of clove. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Tasted 11/02/07. 330ml bottle. Unfilterd and rather opaque. Brown with a touch ruby red highlight. Beige head. Toffee aromas. Chocolate and port. Cocoa peppery and red berries aromas. Full bodied and sugary fruity sweet. Bready cinnamon malts. Moderate cocoa and coffee acidity. Vanilla candy sweetness. Cloying and oily. Slick with fruity undertones. Touch ginny but over shot by the big malts. Great warmer but slightly dulled. Nay, blended. Mild red fruit. Graham cracker malts. Medium but big. Oaky woody and toasty. Good. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Scrumtious burnt flavors. This beer took me by surprise. An appealing array of flavors in an approachable a winter ale. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours brown with a tan head.The nose on this was fruity and sweet, but not overly sweet.Flavors of berries with caramel and molasses.Lots of flavor and not too complex.Finish was slightly sweet Jerre (3391) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark brown color, with beige head. Aroma little oasted malts, fruits. Medium body. Taste = sweet, light roasted malts, a bit complex with bitterness, and chocolate.