coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark malt aroma with caramel (which comes with dark/amber malts) aroma. Black/dark brown in color with a nice and frothy tan head. Pale amber start with a malty aftertaste. Taste like a poorly made homebrew.
Shot (273) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 2013 pours dark brown with a rocky beige head. Aromas are chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, orange peel and hops. Upfront malty flavor with dark chocolate, spice, and raisin. Slight apple and licorice finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Another great brew and year from Anchor!
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. My worst Anchor experience thus far. I am having a difficult time settling in to this style. Tried a few this season and was on the verge of enjoying them. This is a difficult beer for me - the spicy, salty taste is hard to handle. Consistency and feel in the mouth is a bit heavy and fuzzy. I’ll work on it again next year.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of Christmas spices, bitter grass and some malts. A light alcoholic note enriching the complexity. Weak body that doesn’t really carries the taste through.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma, nice balance of hops and malts, dark fruits. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is quite nice. Complex with dark fruits, licorice, a slight tartness, bitter up front, with a sweet finish. Relatively full bodied. Not bad.
BiffNilsson (270) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mörkbrun vätska med liten brun krona.
Återhållsam doft med lätta kaffeinslag.
Lätt kropp och liten smak. Syrlig och
Tämligen smaklös. Lättdrucken och
Smakar inte illa på något vis men tråkig.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had the 2008 vintage
On the nose, I digg the raisins, coffe, chocolate flavours that show up!
Also getting "gløgg" which is a Scandinavian thing, almost like a gluhwein (google it)
It´s kinda shy in taste at the begging, before it builds up. Soft bitternes, a lovely rich malt flavour. Really smooth in the mouth. Getting some roasted malt aswell in on the end palate.
This is for me, christmas in a bottle! Never tried this beer, but doing so in the middle of july makes me look forward to snow and december!
The nose is fantastic, and taste is really good! I just wish the beer was more foamy in taste, but it holds really good for a 2 year old beer! I want to get my hands on an 09 as soon as possible!
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Merry Christmas. Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. I smell some sweet chocolate in there, maybe some slight nut smell in there as well. I smell some spice in there as well, maybe ginger. Taste was a little underwhelming. I note a hint of ginger in this one and some chocolate. I also notice that hint of nut character that I smelled. I’d say this was good, but not great.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a big brown head....aroma of cookies and ginger...tastes of gingerbread...malts and hops are nicely balanced...crisp dry finish...nice change of pace for me with this one, I’m not a huge fan of spiced brew but I enjoyed this
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby red with a nice off white head. Aromas of Christmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and some seasonal dried fruit. Spices in the flavour along with caramel and some alcohol.