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 (291) - 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?
geeklimit (282) - 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.
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.
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.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a small head.. Floral hoppy aroma with spices added.. Nice malty spicy flavor with medium hoppiness.. Nice winter warmer.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
so my last two ratings have been posting in "code" and not happy. pours amber, slightly cloudy. malty scent with malty taste and scented hop kick to flavor, nice brew ....
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A definite favorite for the holiday season, great balance with spices, orange and caramel...compares well with Anchor Christmas Ale.