camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#3068 / 3240 2012 vintage. Nose is sweet. Taste is sweet also. Fruit and maple palate. Boozy aftertaste and finish is brown sugar. Decent sipper but no need to buy again
northropfrye (2303) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep maroon body, some white head and lacing. Sweet fruity dried fruit malt aroma. Taste is rich and sweet, touch of anise. Decent, but there are better quads than this.
Gerbeer (1989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with light head. Aromas of brown sugar, raisins, toasted malts, and light spice. Flavor are similar with more emphasis on sweet malts and Christmas spice. Nicely done winter warmer.
Cruzer (14) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber pour, with a sweet malty aroma. Flavour was an unexpected pleasant sweet malt taste, hints of brown sugar, caramel and chocolate. Very smooth finish.
kliggerwar (136) - - DEC 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colouring with a thin white head. Smell of a floral peppery aroma. Taste sweet with a raisin after taste, strong liqour bite in the end. Nice strong beer.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml brown bottle. Beer #12 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2014. 10.1% abv on the label. Amber coloured brew, pretty clear looking. Very thin ring of white bubbles on top. Malty nose - toffee and caramel, hint of chocolate and light notes of dark fruit. Taste has caramel and toffee malts, a little chocolate, toasty, dark fruits. The finish has sweet malts, raisiny fruitiness and toasty notes. Alcohol isn’t too heavy. Medium bodied, maybe a little thin for the style. Still enjoyed it.
mcberko (7053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity and malt-heavy, with loads of caramel, toasted nuts, bready notes, and some herbal qualities. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, with lots of caramel, bready notes, and lots of residual sugar. Way too sweet, not anywhere close to a biere de garde. Not good.
koppertone (59) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with thin head. Very pleasant amber. Aroma of mild hops and very faint malt. Very sweet taste, quite pleasant with moderate carbonation. Hints of nutmeg, nuts, caramel with a hint of ginger to finish. A really good balance and quite enjoyable.
Oldschool_Mike (71) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter. Pours a dark amber colour. Aroma is of sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Maybe too sweet for me.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
dfearnley (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Malt, raisin, ginger, and brown sugar. Clear, light red, small creamy tan head, with middling effervescence, providing decent retention. The thin head provided a good showing of lacing too. Taste is cherry, booze, brown sugar, and a touch of dark chocolate. For its boldness, I expected more body and this one came out a bit thin. Still, a nice one.
brainwafer (20) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a dull fruity almost doughy nose to it, pours up rich and dark red a little cloudy but a nice thickness not much head at all, little figgy and a little molasses or caramel on the front end followed by a hint of ameretto and maltyness. I find it finished up with a sweet almost orange taste with a slight peppery after bite. .thick frothy mouthfeel only thinned out by the high abv boozyness..