mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Itís the most wonderful... kind of a beer." I think this is last yearís vintage, no date on the bottle. Full and enticing aromas of prunes, burnt toffee, sherry, and wood smoke. On the tongue, itís full and brown and prune and toffee. After a year(?) the hops are quite subdued but still noticable in a piney sorta way. One of my favorite examples of one of my favorite styles.
zicksmith (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kind of a dong beer, its sweet and dark... yo make up your mind and be a Christmas beer or a winter beer, dont try and be both
g6736 (7) - Warwick, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Assume winter seasonal brew with nice mouth feel. There are slight hints of whisky on the back end.
harrymel (930) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: dark pecan ale with some orange hues. a finger of off-tan foam falls to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Spot lace.
S: Sweet, slightly molasses malts are nice. No real hop presence here for me.
T: The alcohol is evident here initially (off-putting for me). Some pecan flavors. Some licorice (so faint).
M: thin with moderate carb and semi dry finish.
O: Decent beer. I like it as the third or fourth for the night, a little unrefined for the premier drink.
Serving type: bottle
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmm, have not rated this one yet! Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Dark fruits, caramel, some nutiness, and some spices.
Dragonfly1 (437) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours as describes- rich dark red. Aroma is hard to pick up- getting some yeast spiciness and dried cherry, but nothing too pronounced. The mouthfeel is creamy, with quad-like spice and ginger notes. Finish is a touch metallic. I didnít wait to cellar this, but maybe that would add some additional depth. Finishes surprisingly thin, with a little bit of sticky pine needles lingering.
Stevesie (265) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint. Deep red pour with a touch of off white head. Big nose of roasted nuts and dark fruit. Taste is similar with some nice body. Alcohol is well-hidden. Captures the idea of a winter seasonal perfectly.
mstrcrwly (27) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First Avery offering that I tasted this past spring..found 6 pk at small bottle shop in queens..poured into pint glass..nice chestnut color..2 finger head with a little lace..clears quickly..great fruity, nutty aroma..and hits the tongue really well..stays in the palate but not in an overbearing way..an excellent winter ale that made me go and try a number of other Avery quaffs..highly recommended.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent copperish brown with light beige head. Smells malty with otes of sweetness and winter spices. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
lereve (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great tasting Christmas ale. Bottle days can cellar for three years, I would for at least one maybe two years.
Errl (1123) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap- Pour is brown with a thin off white head..Nose is toffee, spice, sweetness, dusty chocolate, caramel...Taste is nice caramel, toffee, spices, cherry, alcohol is hidden.