jhamp9 (1029) - 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 (1977) - 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 (2540) - 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 (791) - 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 (4062) - 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 - it’s 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 (2308) - 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 (635) - 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.
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kuma’s Too. Dark brown and clear. Caramel and light citrus fruits in the aroma. Big caramalt taste, and a big body to match it. Enjoyable.
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The look is clear, amber red in color, with a thin beige head. The smell is malty, weak, sweet, barf, spice, and eh. The taste sweet, fruits, malt, and ugh.