argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 (12-13-03, 2003 bottle best by 2/1/04): Medium beige head atop a cloudy copper body. Aroma is sweet, toffee, spicy (ginger). Taste is medium sweet, dominated by toffee, but also spicy (ginger+?), some herbal, finishing medium grapefruit. Medium body, slightly acidic. Nice take on the winter warmer style (7/4/7/4/14). (7-20-03, 2002 bottle): Floatie-filled murky brown body with creamy tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, spicy. Taste is floral, malty, spicy, toffee, light grapefruit. Finishes with slight alcohol warming. Creamy medium/full body. Very nice winter warmer. (7/4/7/4/14)
Ratman197 (12698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, fruittiness asnd light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light earthiness and a hint of spice with a smooth carmely finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a thin head. Rich aroma and a smooth taste of toffee, carmel, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle received via trade with tjthresh. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume), light yeast (sweat, leaves) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cardboard. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the Libation Station in Johnson City, Tennessee. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits and spice. Taste is toffee, cinnamon and other spices, pineapple, pear and leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with valpoaj (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and cloudy mahogany with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, winter spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, and some others), and citrus. Like an IPA that I dumped some x-mas spices into. Tastes of caramel, spices, and citrus.
Dogbrick (10892) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Indra for the trade. 2002 Bottle: Pours a rubicund color appropriate for the season, with a medium thick beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty and spicy. Medium-bodied with flavors of malt, cinnamon, licorice and some hops. Finish is nicely spiced with a caramel aftertaste. Well done.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: kansas city, omaha
clear dark amber, whispy head, sweet spicy malt aroma with touches of nutmeg and clove, rich malt flavor with lots of hop bitterness,
all malt and tasty spices, lots of sweetness, not too much oxidation,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a thin ligh head. Aroma is fairly weak with some malt and a bit of spice. Flavor isn’t all that bad. Some caramel malt flavor, some nice hops and is fairly smooth. Not the best xmas beer ever, but far from the worst.
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Has flavors of molases and nougat, very smooth beer, fresh hops are grassy and herbal. Nice.