adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Vail shared with jcnielsen. Thanks to Homer321 for bronusing. Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin dark brown head. Cinnamon, dark grape, fig, plum, spicy aroma. Not all that sweet flavor. Spices are also not overpowering in the flavor with some notes of vanilla, citrus, grapes, plums, cinnamon, and flowers. Ok.
ICEatALAMO (1302) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour a dark brown. The aroma has dark fruit and spices. The taste is rather mild. A muted infusion of holiday spices. A solid christmas offering.
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novice101 (308) - - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pleasant surprise for me, had it out of the bottle. It taste exactly how they describe it a brown ale base turned to a christmas ale with spices! I really enjoyed big malt and big spice (cinnamon and ginger are prevalent). Glad they made them into 6 packs
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, 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 (7325) - Alexandria, 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 (219) - Austin, Texas, 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 (3458) - 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 (2328) - 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 (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, 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 (282) - 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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