DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt, caramel aroma, copper colour, with a small toffee head. Caramel, toffee and treacle flavours. Nicely bitter. Sweet, warming, light bodied, easy drinking. A really tasty beer.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber brown with a medium tan head. Smells of pine needles and malts. Taste is abrasive, like a floor wax with a pine needle scent. Very sharp, with flavors of raisens, mint, pine, and soap. Can't say I enjoyed this one at all.
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brown. Tight tan head with some decent lacing left behind.Big malty nose.Full/medium malty body.Dark and roasted grains with some coffeeish notes in the clean finish.Good brew, just not my thang.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good Chistmas style beer. Clean, crisp taste with fruity, sweet, and bitter flavors.
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at BJ's winter warmer fest, 2002 bottle. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted light bread, caramel, nutty), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of peach and orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Very well-balanced and clean.
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, brown-red with a nice and fruity alcoholic nose. Sweet, but kind of light malts. Complex fruity aromas as well. Frothy texture with a tingly, spikey carbonation. Warming in the throat, fulfilling, slightly bitter. Very dry, puckering finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 looks pretty damn tasty..nice 3.4 inch of pure cream on top of an evil looking ruby/maroon..the aroma was a malty bready slightly spicy concoction..malty, metallic, bready flavors..no hop profile at all..just a bunch of semi-creamy malts..but it bores me.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy throughout. Tons of barley in the nose, I like that familiar Aass aroma. Nice and malty, with a dry-ish finish. Sweet stuff.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
spicy malt aroma, bitter choclate, spicy finish with a lingering metallic taste
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with little head. Sweet and malty, with notes of bread, biscuits, and cookie dough. Also a hint of fruity sweetness at the top. A good beer, but Ive had better Christmas beers.