michaelinwa (534) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe the best feature of this beer is the aroma, which smacks of black cherries. Pours with a fantastic thick head that lasts, and a great reddish, chestnut color. The taste is somewhat on the dry side for me, and it is mostly clean malt with a some interesting but I think too subtle background complexities along the lines of cherries and a hint of dark chocolate. Overall, I like it, but there are so many winter ales that I like much more, so this one will likely not be in my fridge again.
BaroneBirra (201) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2013 version labeled for Europe. Sweet cloves aroma. Lots of Christmas spices in the taste: cloves, cinnamon, orange peel and candy apple. Nice because reminds all the Christmas flavours,but too low with body an alcohol and unbalanced with spices .
OD40oz (747) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing special here. Pours dark red with a cream color head. Some typical winter spiced taste but a somewhat sour aftertaste. Dissapointing.
RickFifty (84) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013. Dark brown to red color, light brown head. Gingerbread, spice, burnt sugar. Sweet malty nose, vanilla, ginger, hint of wort. Medium body, velvety.
AndySnow (1774) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle, 2013 edition..
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Chocolate, spices, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, fruit, hops.
klaing (69) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark clear brown with good head. Head retains. Cakey malt aromas. Clean chocolate taste, a little banana and cinnamon. Aftertaste lingers with mostly the hops on the back of the tongue. Reminds me a lot of Theakston's Old Peculiar.
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MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share taster. 2007. Clear amber. Aroma is dates, nutmeg, cinnamon, bread. A liquid fruit cake. This is 6 years old? Taste is sweet and a tiny bit of sour. A touch of paper lingers, but for the most part, this holds up like a champ.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 vintage. Reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is Christmas spices - spruce, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves. Medium bodied, fruity and spicy on the palate. Taste is cloves, cinnamon, orange peel. Nice Christmas beer.
sharkbcr (86) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Modest head. Slight malt and cinnamon aroma. Taste is malty with hint of chocolate and cinnamon. Finish is clean. A little disappointed, for beer this dark in color the palate texture is a bit thin. Not bad, but not great.
emartell (199) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas sumamente interesantes, y los cuales te hacen saber que estás ante una gran cerveza.
Color obscuro, profundo, turbia.
En el aroma las principales notas son herbales destacando notas a pino.
Al paladar el pino vuelve a hacerte presente, junto con notas especiadas.
En general excelente cerveza.
Lore (632) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mahogany colour with reddish notes; moderate, but still present brownish head; aroma of herbs, caramel, dried fruits and honey, taste is the same with some roastedness...to be honest, it is very similar to a coke, appears like a coke, smells like a coke, tastes like a coke...and somehow still much more than a coke-like beer; I like it