ccex (961) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear dark copper/brown with moderate off-whte head and good lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty with some bizzare chemicals added. Smells something like a taxidermist’s shop. Taste is slightly bitter with a nutty finish. This is not a good Christmas beer, and a below average amber ale. It was difficult for me to finish one, which, thankfully was the only one I bought from my store’s $1 closeout rack.
nasmith003 (103) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
roasty, nuts, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ashley’s. Pours a near clear deep amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of Christmas spice with a bit of sweet grains and spruce. Flavor is similarly full of spice with a sweet grain backbone.
obguthr (4084) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange peel, peanut hull nose, not strong. Clear tea colored, medium cream colored head. Quite metallic, pecan, and cardboard flavor, subtle juniper berry accents. Light body. Pretty disappointing, especially since age is not a factor for this seasonal beer sampled in season.
baraciisch (2025) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear reddish mahogany, foamy beige head... Aroma of malty wort, spices... Slightly soapy... Flavor is totally boring, watery thin base with rotten spices throughout... Poor effort
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bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Below average. Weak aroma and a really plain taste. Wasn’t expecting much but still drinkable in a pinch.
tmongoose (1396) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours a clear dark amber to copper color smallish head. Aroma is of chocolate and hops. Flavor is mild spice, chocolate and hops. Really not sure what this is suppose to be.
strongpieman (1541) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium body, light brown, clear. Malt aroma, some spice, taste and finish are a little off.
fiveacestx (635) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Dark tea color with a bubbly head with retention. Has a rubbery hop taste. Some spices. Medium body. There are much better Christmas ales out there.
JHeath99 (1145) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours a transparent amber work a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts and small amounts of spice.
Nejhleader (1266) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 2014 version. Has a grass aroma with a hint of chocolate and hops. Taste is a toasted cereal with a hint of hops.