Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rich ruby umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is interesting with lots of burnt sugar, vinous plum and traces of seasonal spice. The palate follows the nose with lots of plum pit, toasted malts, burnt sugar some lighthanded seasoning a little coffee and cocoa on the back end... not too sweet even a bit of tang from the plum.
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, brought back to the area from FL by a dear friend. This beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma was caramel malts, dark dried fruits. Flavor had nice plumbs, sweetness. Some nice Christmas spices in here - nice, enjoyable. Nutty, and malty. Quite enjoyable.
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured Into a snifter. Dark brown cola with a light beige head. Cinnamon and brown sugar in the nose Smooth semi nutty taste. The spice notes are there but are in the background. Very tasty.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Homer321 for the trade!
Pours clear dark brown with a mocha head.
Aroma of spices and malt.
The flavor is pretty much what you expect from the aroma.
Sweet, spicy, smooth. Good body. Nice brown ale.
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red Brown clearing pour. Lots of spice in the nose- cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Taste is also lots of spice with rich malt backbone and dark fruit and tart presence. Pretty darned sweet. Drinkable medium heavy. Nice Xmas beer.
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from beechner224 pours opaque brown, quick flash of a tan head. nose of cinnamon, toast, coffee. taste is sweet, muddled spices. finish is quick.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting beer. A sipper, couldn't drink a whole lot. Lots of cherry and chocolate, some ginger. Not much hopping. A tad sweet for me . But interesting.
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BOSSbrewer (1309) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle thanks to Brent. Pours a very dark ruby amber to brown. Thin tan head that persists. Aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon and spices. Place is all of the nice with sweet malt and dark fruits. Slightly bitter. As holiday ales go this one is drinkable. But I hate holiday ales almost without exception. Yuck.
wisdomsolo (309) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Smells a bit off but the flavor is pretty solid. Sweet, fruity, spices with a subtle and slightly tart finish. I can dig it.
thome50 (884) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Sean who sent me a HUGE box of crazy beer for nothing. Dude is nutz! Pours a deep brown to black with thin tan head. Aroma is fruit, spice and some roasted malt. Cherry really. Taste is again more of a light brown ale with some fruit. Cherry, cinnamon, liquor, candy. The fruit on this is really big and comes through more than the spices for sure. Nice Christmas ale I could drink next to the fire.