coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours medium amber with a small to medium off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and a mix of faint notes of spice, fruit, and citrus. Flavor is quite malty -- actually tastes of rye -- and some mild fruitiness. Mildly bitter. Medium to light body. A very drinkable christmas ale.
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-15-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a reddish amber color with a nice one finger off white head. The head has a good level of retention giving a quite nice level of lacing.
Smell – The nose is overall quite light. It consists of a light bready smell mixed with some light citrus and brown sugar.
Taste – A bready and malty flavor greets the tongue. A decent sweetness is upfront being of a caramel and brown sugar flavor. Dark fruit flavors then come to the taste more toward the middle. While the dark fruit comes to the taste, the sugary tastes dwindling a bit. Some flavors of a smoky nature soon come to the tongue more toward the end and are accompanied by a light spice as well as some bitter citrus. These flavors, in the end, leave a malty but hop and sweet balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the thicker and creamier side for a brew of only 5.5 % abv. The carbonation level was on the slightly lower side, but very close to average. The combo of the thicker body and medium carbonation made it a bit of a slower drinker, but not too slow where it wasn’t still refreshing and to where all the spice and sweet flavors lost their draw. Quite nicely done.
Overall – A great drinking Christmas ale with a good flavor and mouthfeel.
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma and taste are light spices, bready malts, and caramel.
Weevo (22) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany, light tan head. Slight spice, thin for a dark beer. Overall not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jrodooo5 (1015) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red w/ no head or lacing. The aroma is dominated by the cherries. The taste hits hard w/ the cherries upfront w/ the caramel flavor being the undertone. Pretty unique for a scotch!
BrownALEx (266) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating a Christmas ale on Easter, huh? Aromas of caramel and toffee. Nice spice taste, very smooth. Palate lingers a bit, very balanced. You would be able to drink a few of these. I almost wish it was that time of the season, no I don’t. No more snow!
deaconmike (380) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber with tan head. Grainy malt aroma. Taste brings a bit more caramel. Not much spice for a winter ale. Slightly on the thin side. Ok, but probably not a repeater for me.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce to drink but a ltitle thin. Not so special. Quite aromatic but not much else to say.
terrybail (615) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Steve
Not sure why all the low ratings on this one it is pretty damn good
Dark hazy mahogany nice thick malt back bone could drink a lot of these
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. subtle for a christmas beer. medium malt and minimal spice. understated.
CpyNPrnT (362) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From memory, nice spice and malt character. A great drink in cold weather.