Nephilium (1414) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice brown sugar and spice aroma, with just a hint of spiciness. Pours a red so dark it can only be seen when held up to a light. Small cap of light brown head. Clean crisp palate. Fairly light mouthfeel. Flavors of various spices jumping around and a hint of pine. One of my new favorite winter beers.
OzarkElmo (301) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish-brown with moderate beige head. Tastes of malt & spices - ginger, cinnamon and others. Malty but thin and easy to drink. Not smokey, that’s a plus. Good for the style, but not my style.
John25 (694) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby. Aroma of winter spice and dark fruit. Plum and raisin notes. Very high carb with a thin mouthfeel. A little sweet on the finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TomTron (395) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish brown pour out of the giant bottle, with a sudsy, tan head. Aromas of malt and spices. Flavor is a bit of the same, with some funk mixed in, but nothing too off putting. Damn, this is a big ass bottle.
AgentAle (794) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fig, cinnamon, spice and caramel. Light plum and raisin notes. Taste is a very sweet spicy body with a very pale bitterness. A sweet spicey body to the end. Appearance is a very dark clear amber with a medium pearl head that retains well.
e303 (122) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle to Nonic pint. The pour is a deep reddish brown with a decent head that doesn't last too long. The aroma is spicy and malty. The taste is spicy and malty and a bit funky. The finish is clean and bright. Nice little beer from Anchor. Looking forward to next years version.
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mtravis63 (21) - Haughton, Louisiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 version in 12 oz. bottle from fridge to glass. Christmas hard candy type smell with what seems to be seasonal spices but also could be herbal. The color appears to be copperish with a light tan medium head with very little lacing. Medium sweetness to a light sourness that is taste explosion of almost a potpourri type hint that leaves it actually hard to describe. Finishes nice on the palate and makes you ready for what you might taste next. Merry Christmas and thanks for providing a unique tasting experience each year.
Nice sequoia drawing on the label this year! Nothing like a good seasonal with taste and meaning.
Cool_Bond (1583) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spiced, dark malty, syrup of the fragrance. The flavor of the butter, syrup and some yeast too. Weak bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth for a long while. Okay beer to drink. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 version on tap at Yard House Waikiki 221214. Nice Christmas beer with some spice in the nose. Mild brown colour with a tan head and nutmeg flavour.
konungen (85) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 flaska. Mörkbrun öl med kaffefärgat skum. Kryddig maltig doft med en söt god smak. Lagom styrka. Gillas!
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Zekada (269) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is malty and spicy. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Taste is smokey and has some roasted malts. Palate is a bit oily. Overall a decent beer, not very tasteful though.