Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice warming beer. Not a whole lot in the nose - maybe a hint of caramel. Strong malty backbone. I know they say there's no spice in there, but there's just a slight bite of something at the end....something....holiday-ish.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft) I was sure I was enjoying a nice spiced ale but I see in the commercial description that the flavor is all malts. Very good, though a little sneaky as the alcohol doesn’t really register.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark mahogany with a tan head; rich aromas and flavors of malt. Has a slight acid, slight hop taste; aromas are of caramel. Solid, but not very complicated nor very interesting.
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice ruby appearance with off-white head. Good but generic malty aroma. Decently strong, malty taste, with a lot of english hop flavor. Decent mouthfeel.
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle: pours a dark rich mahogany color with a small off white head. veryy nice aroma. carmel, chocolate, spice, raisin. sweet. the flavor is very full and rich. caramel chocolate. notes of rasin. some nice roastyness. sweet.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark mahogany color.small light tan head. aroma is slight sweet malty..taste is malt balanced by light hops and a tiny alc. finish..very balanced,,very drinkable. good
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown/amber, not too much froth on top. Very familiar smell to other winter beers I had been drinking this year. Nice malt presence, with the sweet flavor of the sugary liquid inside a chocolate covered cherry. I thought I was going to get a little sick of this beer, but by the time I was finished with it I wanted another. Another nice offering from Avery.
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Colour is light brown with a creamy top. Aroma is burnt caramel. Flavour is burnt caramel and alcohol.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. Great dark red mahogany color, poured aggressively but failed to get much head. Very ’clean’ aroma with chocolate malt, nuts. Taste of grape, cherry, caramel malt, a veritable bouquet of carbonation. Thinnish on the front but slightly chewy at the finish. I am going to stock up on this!!
CopterScott (201) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. aroma is roasty malts and spice. Flavor is roasty malts, with hints of dark fruit, burnt caramel, and spice. Medium carbonation.