ColonelFlander (6) - SanDieattle, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like Christmas in a bottle….Christmas of 2007 that is…..
Poured into a snifter with an espresso like appearance, a light brown head topped off this impressive looking beer. Smelled like warm gingerbread cake with hints of candied orange peel. It’s what you’re kitchen should smell like, at least once in December, preferably on one of it’s coldest days. The same gingerbread found in the nose, translates well into the taste as it mixes wonderfully with holiday spices, finishing with a subtle bitter orange and hoppy trail. The rich, velvety mouth feel was definitely substantial, but that’s ok. This beer was made for sipping. The holiday spicing and subtle sweetness of this ale makes it a great pairing with a holiday ham. Aged white cheddar or Port-Salut cheeses make a great accompaniment. Enjoy…..
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 (1778) - 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 (72) - 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.