dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Pours a dark amber-brown with a small cream head that fades to lacing. Huge aroma, lots of malt, burnt toast, spices, wood, pine, grass. Taste has a lot of burnt toasted malt, pine, spices, cinnamon, squash. Lingering spiced burnt pine. Nice.
sjorsvdg (93) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een volle, zoetige en kruidige geur en dito smaak. Duidelijke aanwezigheid van hop. Ideaal om mee te stoven, maar vooral om te drinken. (2014-versie.)
propsync (18) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Version on tap at Roman's Pub. Foamy pour, but what was left didn't last long. Dark brown color, muted smells of dark fruit. Taste follows along, a lot of plum flavor. That original hop presence is gone, and the finish is dry. After 4 years, it mellowed significantly. Very enjoyable.
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Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 draft. Aroma is spice with some darker malt. Appearance is a very dark brown with a lasting tan head. Taste is very earthy malt with the spice coming through. Palate is spicy. Overall, a solid beer. Well done.
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beerbaaron (1341) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown with excellent frothy light brown head. Earthy. Mild bitter. Fair roasty. Very modestly spiced. Dry. Interesting
Douberd (2597) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later)) Bottle 355 ml at home, 2014 vintage, served into a snifter, ABV 5.5%
Deep brown red colour on the body with a tall and thick tan head, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of spices, sugar, light caramel.
Sweet taste with caramel, spices on the finish, toffee and a long bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with soft carbonation and a slightly sticky palate.
gegwilson (1459) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby with a cream head. Nice sweet fruity aroma. The taste is caramel with bitter fruitiness. Some toffee and mixed spice. Tasty stuff.
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Poured a reddish brown with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is rich spicy over ripe red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter sweet with a light veggie mineral light fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
beer_est_deus (747) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Anchor Christmas Ale -- Mörkt orange-brun med ett orange-latte färgat skum. Doft: Bränd hallon sylt, körsbärs godis, honung, sött bröd, kryddor. Smak: Kryddor, jäst, lager, damm, malt, gammalt godis med frukt smak, lite avslagen Fanta, ginger ale, kardemumma.
Baramba (205) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Dark amber with small off-white head disappearing very fast. Aroma and flavour of spices, yeast, raisin, gingerbread.
Werckmeister (77) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Hawidere. black color, good, compact long lasting head. smells like vegetables and spices, cloves and pumpkin. medium body, aromatic spicy, tastes of pumpkin, light sweetness / light to medium bitterness, which seems to come both from hops and malts. the combination of sweet and bitterness with the spices doesnt work for me at all. too weird for me.