ljthiessen (617) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head - surprisingly dark, looks kind of like a stout. Some christmas spices in the aroma; a bit like a ginger snap, with notes of nutmeg, molasses, caramel. Flavour is malty, some molasses and caramel with a blend of holiday dessert spices, some fruitcake notes. A little lighter bodied than it looks, but tasty and definitely interesting.
DialSquare (3172) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington. Dark brown pour with thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, christmas spice, little licorice. Tastes are roasted malt, herbal, clove, cardamon, raisins, little citrus. Soda vibe. Interesting.
wihlan (388) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaska från systemet - Doftar verkligen jul och lite parfym. Färgen påminner om julmust och med vitt skum. Har en tydlig smak av jul med men tyvärr smakar den parfym med.
Leini (1154) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown body with a large, slightly tan, head. Lacing. Spices, licorice, bread and a hint of roasted elements. There's a touch of something that reminds of Underberg...
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ramboraffe (906) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is sweet caramel with fruit and liqurice. Taste is sweet caramel malty with juniper and berries. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
Xebbe (113) - - NOV 29, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tråkig och tunn smak.
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swillguzzler99 (135) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a magnum bottle. Near opaque brown with fizzy head. Chocolate biscuit nose. Sweet juniper taste. Smooth finish. Another great day at the in-laws.
cards04 (2096) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is certainly one of the more interesting beers I’ve ever had. Pours a dark iced tea color. I couldn’t figure out what I was smelling at first.. But after a while I deduced that it was tree sap and pine needles with a mild but persistent dose of anise. Sweetness up front with anise and a pine bitterness at the end. Very unique and quite good.
nathan30533 (836) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an enjoyable festive Christmassy ale. Spicy and bold. This one is unique and I would think with it’s color and spice it ages well over time.
JohnGalt1 (695) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up 4x bottles at the COOP but it will hit all the bottleshops, enough to drink one cellar a few to keep my vertical going. Poured into my FW goblet... 1/2" dark tan head atop a very clear deeeep ruby/walnut brew. Nose is traditional sweet spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace? Dry maltiness does little to help bloom the bouquet.. Sorta watery on the palate, not much malt to carry and deliver and leaves a sorta dry/dusty spiciness on the finish. Okay... Glad I got this finished for the year.