Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent winter ale from Boulevard. Nice dark red color and piney nose, though a bit malty for me. Good warm alcoholic finish. Solid ABV to price ratio, makes it a nice holiday standby.
beer_rookie (332) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a chestnut color. About two fingers beige head. Medium retention, medium lacing. Also has some white chunks floating around. Slightly hazy
Aroma is burnt sugar. Caramel and dark roasted malts. Smells pretty stout.
Taste is burnt sugar, molasses. Dark fruits like dates or prune. Itís piney hops Itís hard to describe.
Mouthfeel is full. High ABV make this not so drinkable.
Overall, itís not so bad. I was expecting some sort of spiced ale or something, but itís not. Itís strong flavored, may not be for everyone. As it warms, I think it gets better. Iím neutral on a recommendation.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is spice and some fruit and caramel. Sweet, with enough bitterness to balance. Flavors follow through the aroma.
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 What an excellent beer. A lovely dark reddish-amber color. Very spicy hop aroma and taste, with a malty and sweet flavor underneath, and a very nice hop finish. It has the aroma of a very hoppy beer, the finish of a medium hoppy beer, and a flavor excellently balance between malt and hops.
ryrpat (311) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Noce brown color and nutty smell. Good taste great for the cold weather. Nice beer to relax on the couch with
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smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 aroma is spicy fruity with some grapefruit. taste much the same with nutmeg and ginger, sweet malt, and a hint of grapefruit. doesnt hide alc in finish
thefederalist (306) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours redish brown and slightly opaque. Aroma is spicy and malty. Flavor is of cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, peraps ginger. The body is fine, but, IMO, not enough hops to balance it. Lingering alcohol in the finish.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a murky orange brown color with minimal head, aromas of floral hops, dark fruit, and a fruity alcohol like aroma. the taste is pretty dry, iím picking up some dark fruit mostly raisins, it has a mild sweetness to it and a bitter finish. This was my first boulevard, Itís not bad.
Newk (299) - - DEC 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice medium amber color
very good aromas of christmas spices, malts and some roasted nuts along with some resiny hop aromas as well.
medium bodied with a good attack, but lacking on the mid and back palate. Good flavors of spices, caramel, and malts
a very good christmas ale. Straight forward, but lacking a slight bit of the taste and feel.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, red-brown body with a tan head. No lacing.
Malt and sweetness dominate the aroma. Fruity. Some alcohol.
Carmelized malt with some cinnamon dominate the flavor. Some plum/raisin hints.
Rich and full mouthfeel but with a stripping finish of alcohol.