wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine Cottage in La Mesa. Pours ruby-brown with almost no head, and smells like cinnamon and spices. Flavor is spices, toffee, chocolate, fruit, bread. Watery mouthfeel.
zacgillbanks (3090) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Extremely dark brown with ruby red highlights. Sarsaparilla, blackcurrant, vanilla and orange blossom? flavours with chocolate and a sweet floral hoppy finish.
stefannilssons (1534) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okej det här var kanske ingen tok-höjdare, ölen är något kryddig vilket ger den en känsla av komplexitet men samtidigt upplever jag den som helt utan finess. Smaken bär toner av malt och krydda med en okej kropp.
Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut pour with a frothy beige head. Aroma: malt, hops, mandarin, clove, toffee. Taste: tangy, sweet and bitter. Malty caramel, hops, raisin, mandarin, clove vinous.
rob02190 (24) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark mahogany with a thick 1" head. Right off the bat you catch the aromas of malt, cedar and spices. The taste was light and malty but fell a little flat.
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josh55408 (7) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from tap had little head. Smell like nutmeg, and taste like lots of nutmeg. Reminded me of toxicology class where i learned how bad nutmeg is for your liver. Or kidney?
Anyway the flavor let some hop taste thru, and some sweet.
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1994 poured out if a bottle
Small tan head that lingers
Nose is malty with hits of prune and fig
Taste is slightly sweet, mellow, with a hint roast on the finish
No hop aroma or bitterness
Overall this beer has aged 18 years very nicely.
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nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer says retired?? I had the Anchor Christmas Ale on draft at Mad Mex in Robinson. Black pour, small brown foam head. Aroma and taste of spices, ginger, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body. The spices really take over the brew, to me, it seems unbalanced. I know a lot of people enjoy this beer, it’s just not for me. Ignore my ratings on this brew.
HeadyDE (570) - Delaware, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 2012..pour darker than expected..fairly shocked by color and aroma..nose is quite intriguing with vanilla..pine tree..faint booze..bourbon undertone..shame that the taste is not on the same level as the nose..fairly bland and uneventful on the finish..thinner taste profile than expected..
BREWMUSKCLES (2364) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice spruce flavor with some cinnamon. red spruce like berry flavor perhaps a cranberry a bit tart and somewhat juicy but refined into the taste pattern. mellow with some toffee in vanilla. charmingly appropriate.