Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky deep reddish brown with a medium lasting light brown head. Musty, spicy aroma of cinnamon, dough, clove, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, molasses pine, plum, red apple, and a hint of alcohol. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of hazelnut, ginger, molasses, cinnamon, leather, anise, plum, apple and a hint of mint. Fairly complex, another decent offering from Boulevard. Very good.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For some reason this used to taste better to me. The aroma isn’t as pleasant to me as it once was, but it still looks and tastes great. Another of Boulevards ales that just aren’t available long enough.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very Little head...Browinsh Coloring. Spices Present. Attempt at Fruit Cake/ Christmas Smells and Tastes. A good Attempt, but needs to be backed off a bit.
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a turbid mud color, lots of material in suspension decent head. Very sweet perfumey smell, a little overpowering - but if I had this around christmastime, I think it would be great! Bubbly mouthfeel and a weak taste of cinnamon, coriander and just a sprinkle of "I'm trying too hard to make this a festive beer". I don't like this one too much right now.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Nice name for a good beer. I cant wait for next holiday season so i can buy more of this type of beer
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Dark cloudy red with all of the stuff that you like in a holiday ale. Spicy pepper, chocolate, light citrus, bitter hops and sweet malty finish.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a good beer especially for the season. the color is a dark red. The flavor is nutty, with some fruit and generous amounts of hops. unfortunately its a bit thinner than i would like.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very "holiday spicified" - Nice malt/hop balance. Tad thin. Not bad, but just didn't "do it" for me. Perhaps I wasn't properly in the spirit.
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light toasted malt nose with a little dust, brown color, low head. Honey and nut flavors with a sweet end that turns dry and spiced. Thinish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice lookin pour: deep mahogany color w/ a thin off white head. The flavor & aroma is lightly spiced. However, the alcohol is a bit too apparent for me.