zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Color is a clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of typical winter spices and dark fruit. Taste is very dark and malty. Not much of the spice or fruitiness. Slightly less than average carbonation that leaves the palate cleanly with a lingering hint of malts.
alexsdad06 (5478) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from notes. Pours a hazy amber brown with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, mild chocolate, very light spices, a dark fruit cherry fruitiness, thinner body, light bitterness, ok.
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty and sweet with some brown sugar and slight plum flavors. Not bad, but nothing especially interesting.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Max’s. Cloudy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is slightly boozy caramel, light pine. Plain.
Zarf (16) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm, filling ale with citrus aroma, toffee flavor notes, and bready/malty background. Very drinkable, no matter the season!
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is like a chestnut with some lighter ruby/orange hilight.
Average foam head fades to a simple surface foam.
Aroma is sweet malts maybe a hint a hint of vinilla. I don’t notice much hops.
Taste of sweet malt with hints of fresh bread nuts and some slight diacetyl.
A bit astringent when I swallow. A good bit of alcohol too.
Has a medium body but tends to be a little bit watery around the edges.
Needs flavor I think is the major problem
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish color with off-white head. Spice, chocolate, and some caramel/toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a roasted malt note and some spice.
czar (4436) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear golden orange with a small white head, some retention and lacing. munich toasted and spicy malts - just a touch of caramel and roasted notes, red fruitiness - mostly cranberries but also raspberries and red grapes, spices - pot-pourri-like cinnamon, never overwhelming though, peppery yeastiness, grass, raspberry leaves tea, hint of sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, balanced grassy-woodsy-spicy and lightly astringent finish. more than decent christmas offering - subtle spice mixture blends in well with malt bill - or maybe they slightly faded for this bottle has a few months of age. anyhow, it’s enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, nutmeg and a little citrus. Taste is light bitter. Herbal and citrus hops with nutmeg and caramel. Light bodied with a slightly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Great beer.
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. mild caramel malt body with some light hops and spice. eh.
TattooJack (98) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is nice and dark with a little bit of sweet and a good amount of strong. It goes down so smooth and fast its hard to taste notes of anything. It needs to be named something else so they can make it all year round, so that everyday can be Christmas.