DwarfeD (1441) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home. Somewhat reddish pale dark brown with a medium off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with some sweet tones. Malts, clove, caramel, brown sugar, some chocolate and red fruits. A decent winter brew.
mircoas (178) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl @ bottle. Birra natalizia del birrificio di San Francisco. Scura, speziata e pure leggera grazie al poco alcol presente. Davvero buona.
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great holiday ale. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells amazing, cloves, licorice and herbs. Taste is quite herby, with a bit of herbs and some hops in the finish. Had in the bottle.
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, red-brown with a solid light brown head.
Caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon aroma.
Taste is the same....cinnamon is nicely presented without overkill.
Creamy, sweet, ..festive.
androman (735) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl on tap @ Only good beer, Budapest.
Body is dark brown,
Head is large, rocky, beige, fully lasting, excellent lacing.
Nose is herbs,
Aroma is spicy, roasted, caramel, light ash, herbs, light resin.
Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, light sour.
Finish is average lasting light sweet, medium hoppy and roasty bitter.
Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation.
Fine, interesting, feels like a porter and schwartz beer mixture with spices and herbs.
GenkiGonzo (523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, can’t remember where. Pours almost black, small off-white head. Aroma is mostly cinnamon with some herbs. Flavour is smooth, lots of cinnamon and caramel malts, some herbs to soften it and make sure it isn’t too sweet.
two7offsuit (323) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt and spice. Taste is thin malt with some spice.
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malt aroma. Brown with small head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, and creamy caramel malt flavor. Very pleasant.
punkska101 (1133) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 onz Bottle thx Heather and frank A: red fruits, dark caramel, licorice, brown sugar, minty/cinnamon app: dark brown beige head and excellent lacing t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. O: OK. Interesting aroma lacking some body/mouthfeel. I guess I prefer bigger Xmas beer.