rcmatthews (10) - USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Aroma is like Christmas. Cinnamon and clove especially. Had this wishing it was Christmas time (its too hot!!!!) and got exactly what I was looking for. THere is however, something lacking in the flavor component. Its not that it tastes bad, its just not incredible. There is a nice gingerbread like aftertaste
eachnotesecure (58) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 Bottle, a tad bit over 5 years old. Pours just like it did fresh, and smells almost like it did as well. I still get plenty of the original taste, and somehow, zero oxidation. But it has changed, the biggest difference being the palate feel and aftertaste, which isnít great. Itís not quite medicinal aftertaste-wise, but itís close. Still fairly remarkable for itís age.
jdavidh (99) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep mocha color with a thick creamy head. Very light chocolate in the nose. Taste is is smoky, earthy, with a strange spice on the aftertaste that I can't place.
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EricTeusink (437) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luncheon half pour at the Brick Store. Pours a deep mahogany with slight off white head. I had this beer in the past and found it to xmas spiced, but todays hit the mark. Light sweetness with spiciness that dovetailed well into my curried sweet potato meal. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
BaroneBirra (203) - 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 (86) - 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 (1782) - 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 (73) - 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.