Jimsal27 (246) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown with little to no head. Aroma is non existent. Maybe faint aroma of yeast and chocolate. Flavor is bland with creamy mouthfeel. Could use some extra carbonation.
EithCubes (4911) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours darkish amber-brown with a short beige head. Nose is sweet with light caramel and fruit, taste more of the same, with some brown sugar and faint spice. Surprised that itís not that sweet, but does have a rich and tumbling malt mouthfeel with creamy butter and butterscotch edges. Very low toast/nuts, well-concealed alcohol, fullish body. Blander than it sounds, missing a keystone.
jhamp9 (1050) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany with a nice lasting cream head. Great lacing. Aroma is Christmas spices and caramel. Taste us the same with a bit vegetable. Medium body.
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of grain, caramel malt, spices, and ash. Taste is slightly ashy, caramel, toasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and yeast.
bigtourist (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Watery with a caramel flavor that has an unwelcome lingering. Not offensive, but aftertaste is not good
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark almost black pour from draft at emporium. White head. Has a fruity chocolate taste. Somewhat bitter. Not a typical Christmas ale. Not bad but wouldn't go for another
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Tabor Road Tavern in Denville. Aroma is faint without much spice and bready. Amber-brown complexion. No glass lacing. The flavor is richly malted with mild undistictive spices and alcohol noted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Embossed longneck bottle, OK label. Dark beer, almost (if not) clear. Thin filmy head. Oaty-cereal aroma reminds me of altbier, with chalky cocoa tones - itís subdued, but it reminded me of fresh toasted bread and I really liked it.. Dry, almost savory, slightly tannic. Not very bitter, not spicy (which is what I usually expect in a Christmas/winter brew), a little toasty, a little warming. Medium, chalky body with a grainy aftertaste. Very average overall. New Leaf Market.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a nice reddish, aroma is spicy and taste is too is nice and easy drinking, pretty good
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Strong spice aroma. Color is amber with white head. Taste is light, spicy, no real malt backbone. Almost watered down.