Shot (176) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is alcohol, muted tones of dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. No hop characteristics at all. It pours a dark copper with a pale white head that clings to the glass and slowly dissipates to a thin, creamy layer. The taste is big. Dark chocolate, molasses, and coffee with a whisper of cinnamon and perhaps ginger. It finishes with bitter chocolate, anise, and orange peel. Big, chewy beer with a creamy mouthfeel and complex flavors. Very malty. Overall, a good Christmas ale with an appropriate alcohol level to make it a nice winter warmer. But maybe just a little too muscular. The bitter coffee and chocolate flavors seem to overpower the subtleness of the holiday spices.
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to stephrocks: Poured a clearish brown with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is buttery caramel malt and dry finish.
Leighton (11862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours lightly hazy copper with a creamy khaki head. The aroma holds doughy bread, light toffee, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, with a bit of booze, berries, subtle wintery spices, caramel, marmalade. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some sticky sugars, ripe and lightly tabgy fruts, berries, alcohol, leaves. Pretty decent holiday kind of gear.
Evolutionary (300) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from French. Nose is licorice and nutmeg. Smooth and matches style well. Body is medium thick with little carbonation. http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-disney-princess-el
ESPh (84) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer deserves a higher overall rating. Nice head, caramel color but just a feint aroma of spices. Not a strong, but nice light spice flavor. Malt not too sweet. No, itís not the best example of its style. However it is very drinkable and enjoyable.
DrunkSanta410 (312) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark coppery Brown. Light khaki head. Aroma is malty, with hints of prunes rasins and honey. Very faint cocoa. Taste is smooth, lightly toasted malts, fruity rasins, and toast. Palate is lightly carbonated, medium body. Havenít had too many of this style, so I canít really compare. I did enjoy this one though!
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours clear brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has light spice. The taste has cinnamon, nutmeg, slight bitterness.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber/brown with small white head. Aroma or toffee, toasted malt, some sweetness, and light cinnamon. Medium/heavy body, moderate sweetness, cinnamon, some bitterness, and a dry finish. A nice balance of spices.
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark Amber and makes a medium tan head. Aroma is of malted barley and spice and caramel. Tastes of malt, mainly along with caramel. A bit of a metallic aftertaste.
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bubblehouse (505) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Suprisingly sweet in both the scent and the taste. Pours a light brownish hue. Drinkable in a pinch.
odog (20) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hop aroma doesn?t fit with this ale. Once you get it past your nose it rises to the level of OK.