TheHOFF43 (1857) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. New packaging. Pours dark and cloudy. Ominous. Winter spice stuff. Somewhat hoppy and malty. Lots of spice, black licorice maybe. Tastes like Christmas but not as good as when you were a kid. Like Christmas when youíre 14 and get a bunch of clothes that you donít like or just gift cards to buy shit you do. Yeah, its fine, but its not that great. That is this beer summed up nicely. Probably wonít drink again unless its the only beer in my work fridge, like today.
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good winter/holiday beer that doesnít teeter to the bad or the great. Itís got nice sweet notes while also having some of the spices youíd expect from a Christmas time beer.
fuzzcro (98) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma has a pine cone scent to me which also comes through in the flavor. My senses just donít accept pine well...this isnít a brew for me.
SlimHabib (391) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. Dark cloudy amber with a large foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, and light vanilla. Light creamy body. Not a very memorable taste. Light sweet with a little salty finish.
tsd08460 (509) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, dark fruits, earthy,
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a deep amber with reddish hues when held up to the light. The head is about a medium size, tight, well retained, & leaving of a lacing on the glass.
The aroma is chocolate, plenty of fruit character some cooked some fresh, apples, cherries a little fresh pear. Itís lightly nutty and certainly shows the alcohol in the aroma. Plesant & inviting, certainly one of those things that I mostly only have patience for when itís cold out, so yippee, cause itís freeziní
The flavor is nutty & a little roasty, again the alcohol shows prominently in the flavor as it did on the nose. Itís got a nice hoppy bitterness throughout but nothing to detract from the malt going on here, but rather it serves as pretty complimentary. Itís got plenty of apple and a good bit of earthiness. The spiciness of the beer is kept at a minimum but certainly plays a part.
jbruner (3545) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of nice caramel and toasted malts, english fruity esters, and a hint of oaky vanilla. Very nice Christmas beer.
hockey9930 (217) - - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Amber and two fingers of tan head. Aroma of vanilla and toffee. Sweet but way more hops than comes through in the nose. Flavors of spruce and toffee. Medium bodied.
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some oak and plenty of caramelized malt. Pours maroon with ok head. Light sweet finish. Some peat and light basement aromas. Tap at Galaxy Hut.
Lowe1983 (1413) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mohagany color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel malts with a hint of spices and chocolate malts. Flaps is light at first with a hint of chocolate malts. Finishes with some spices. Not the best but had its moments.