thefederalist (301) - 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.
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.
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium clear amber pour. Little to no head. Malts and dark fruit present. pretty good mouth feel. A nice Christmas beer with it spiciness and slightly hoppy finish.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour, medium head, heavy lace. Acrid pine aroma. Piney, hoppy brew. Nicely carbed. With a fruity apple flavor. Weird sweet after taste, some floral or strawberry?
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great color. Has a nice spice to it. Nutmegish. My new favorite from Boulevard.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark amber color with a thin but lasting cream head. Malty smell with a little hop spiciness present, not too exciting. Sweet malt with earthy,herbal hop flavor at the finish. Didn't notice any roasted malt flavors. Feels good in the mouth, not too thin. Decent winter ale, not much bitterness, but I like it that way this time of year.
beer_rookie (265) - 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.
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.
geeklimit (261) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an overly-carbonated head on a dark amber ale, have to stop mid-pour. Cream head lasts for a long time. Notable hops aroma. Spicy hops taste on a decently thicker and very bubbly consistency. Slightly dry finish with not unpleasant bitter hops aftertaste.