rollinsr (492) - Atlanta, - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy walnut color with minimal head. Aroma is slightly malty with rounded dark fruit notes. The flavor is not bad albeit a little plane. There is a small amount of malt presence and the dark fruit flavors are toned down a good deal from what I expected from the aroma. This beer doesnít have anything wrong with it, it just fails to evoke any sense of uniqueness to it.
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine. No detailed notes - entering from earlier tasting. Standard winter ale, although the spice is nicely subtle.
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber Xmas beer. Light for the style but easy drinking. A touch of sweetness and malt and that is about it.
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tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour. The aroma is soft and malty with a bright pine character cutting through it. Has a little bit of pepper and some nice spiciness throughout. Moderately sweet but well balanced. Has a little bit of lingering bitterness. Nice, Christmassy tasting brew.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown with three fingers of off white head. Aroma was slight caramel and malt, but a good dose of electrical tape also. Smelled very off. This came through in the flavor also. Tasted like bad home-brew. Very disappointing. This was my only bottle and so I canít tell if it is just the beer, or if I got a bad bottle. Either way, it wasnít good.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a average off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and spices. Flavor had a slight bitterness with dark caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, light fruit and some winter spices.
Eberndt (234) - - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A refreshing holiday ale in that itís not overly spiced. Pours copper with nice lacing. Quite malty for the style and a little more bitter than expected, but very good overall!
arn8897 (146) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slight hazy copper color. Aromas of malt and caramel with a little bit of dark fruit and a little toffee. A slight coffee flavor in the finish. Other flavors are same as aromas. Nice lacing in the glass. Overall nice easy drinking beer.
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve had this several times both when released and after extended cool aging. Decidedly on the malty side of the fence, and doesnít taste like they are adding spices the way some other Christmas ales are made (which I hate, fwiw). Not quite in the Scotch ale category but close (not fruity enough). Perfectly clear, dark amber, great head, aroma is caramel, malt, some alcohol. Taste is balanced, toffee, caramel, sweet malt, with a tiny bit of chocolate malt coming through in the finish. This beer ages well, I bought a flat at the end of January 1 and 2 years ago and have a few left of each and they still drink well. This beer is better cool not cold.
sturmthis (892) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample. Copper color with off white head. Spice and grass aroma. Grassy and almost lemon zest taste. Not bad