beertholomeus (380) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Pours dark brown with khaki head. Malt, spice and pine aroma and flavors. Medium body and low carbonation. Pine and malt finish.
fcjack1 (46) - Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Red Hot. Almost looks like Porter. Smells like a brown, nutty. Taste of vanilla and coffee and spices. Smooth. Good beer.
M82 (177) - Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Three year aged 2010 offers big cherry characteristics adorned with chocolatey, caramelly, spiced biscuit, bold flavor from a quaffable, slightly sticky medium
A deep mahogany body supports a fading, tight, delicate, frothy head which fades to a thick ring
I can’t believe how well this 5.5% brew has held up, the aroma and flavors are saturated in rich cherry characteristics with herbal accents and delicate chocolatey, caramely, bready notes featuring whispers of vanilla, finishing with an eloquent base of yeasty, doughy biscuit accentuated by the aforementioned components
12oz 2010 vintage served at 55º into 15.125oz Riedel Vivant Chardonnay Tumbler
Beergeek23322 (1729) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/10/2011. From bottle. 2011 Edition. Pours copper color with an off-white head. Malty aromas with spice, nutmeg, caramel. Great Holiday brew.
beerlover82 (215) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Midnight black with thick tan head. Consistent retention throughout.
Holiday spices hit nose, some liquorice and notes of toffee.
Medium body with tastes of roasted malt, coffee. Very milky. Could use some more flavors.
Not too exciting, could be better, but overall okay.
bubblehouse (131) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013. One of the best looking beers after it is poured. The spice in the aroma reaks of the holidays. Excellent as always!
ShowmemoreBeer (27) - - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As I sit here working away and drinking this fine beer Im thinking to myself, "How lucky am I to be drinking a beer at work." It brings me back to a story my dad used to tell me about his work environment in NYC back in the late sixties and early seventies. He used to go to lunch several times a week at nice eateries and slam down a few brews or gin and tonics. Why has society made drinking during work and lunch such a crime. A beer a day during luch may ease the pain of our everyday mundane existance at a workplace. We may forget the anger we harbor deep insde against that fudge eating butt frenching coworker that sits at the desk next to me. We may forget that we are only getting by finacially while our boss is striking it rich. Anyway this beer could help unite the workers of America and bring forth good cheer towards all humanity. This beer tastes really good and to bad they dont share it all year long. Dont forget your Big Red at least until drinking is accepted at work again.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. 2011 vintage. Light brown with small head. Sweet rich malt, light spice. Hint of chocolate.
davey101 (566) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 vintage. 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass thanks to yamar68. Pours a super hazy and dark red body. Lets little light through. A finger of long lasting dense khaki foam that clings to the sides. S - Christmas spices. This smells like a fresh batch of spiced cookies or something. Nutmeg, gingerbread, cinnamon, all spice, vanilla, and brown sugar. A touch of oxidation on the end but this smells more like a Christmas desert then a beer. T - Again, just crazy Christmas cookie spices but with the addition of some pine needles and copper oxidation. Slightly muted but something about this just screams comfort and warm feelings. Tasty, tasty stuff. Mouth feel is a bit thin. O - At five years old this has just a slight nod of oxidation. I can’t imagine why you would purposely age this beer any longer as it’s beginning to go down hill. The Christmas spices are just superb though. A really comforting beer that just makes you envision December. I love this beer.
Minderbinder (1316) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12 oz 
Pours dark brown with low to no beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of licorice, anis, spices. Taste is of roasted malt, licorice, fruits, spices, anis. Somewhat similar to a pumpkin ale spices. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Not bad. Good spices. Not an everyday drink.