Slubgob (98) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
201. Nearly opaque mahogany with a fine white head clinging to the glass. Not getting a lot of aroma.in the mouth it?s a bit thin, which makes it an easy if not very intriguing drink.bit of overbrewed coffee bitterness and dust or cocoa in the back. Add it warms up a bit it rounds out some. Basically a winter brown ale, decently done bit not terribly different from others out there. Really not being any of the spices other reviewers ate picking up on.although as it gets warmer maybe a bit in back?
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aromas of molasses, malt, spice, and raisins. Flavors of burnt gingerbread, all spice, and tobacco. Thin.
pdx77 (347) - Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. 2012 vintage. Notes of spice and holiday gingerbread cookies. Finishes very smooth, with a molasses aftertaste.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle, 2011 vintage. Deep dark reddish brown with a small khaki head. A nice mix of christmasy goodness on the nose, there’s dark fruit, nutty toast, some chocolate, spices, caramel and dark bread. Taste is a little flat and musty with most of the spiciness gone by now. Light ginger, dark malt, rye, hint of hops, finish is dry and roasty. Palate is light with medium carbonation.
bjakk (66) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Christmas beer 2012
Aroma, spice, canill, clove, light fruit, candy
Appearance, dark redbrown, clear, yellow brown foam that lasts
Taste - Licorice, candy, spice and burned aftertaste that intensifies
Palate - Medium, medium carbon
Overall, cool nice balanced beer
dnstone (1990) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
d that mostly settles off. Aroma is like a spiced roasted lager. Tastes the same way with some vegetable and rd apple notes. Not my favorite.
rubbishystuff (1565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Red Lion. Very dark brown color. Creamy, smooth texture. Nicely spiced. Thinner palate but not in a bad way. Serving: Tap
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle, 2012 version. Very dark brown pour, light tan head. Dark fruity and spice aroma. Taste is similar, a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Pretty damn good.
richc (144) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 edition. Purs very dark brown, almost black with a moderate creamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark dried fruit, prune, raisin perhaps. Flavour adds a slight roasty note and bitterness.
Bendrixian (677) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 edition. hazy brown with a hint of redish colour, laced. Spicy aroma of nutmeg, ginger and other kitchen spices. Those flavours through in the palate, has an almost metallic quality in the finish. Dry beer that is great during the holiday season.