Sevenlee (1157) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit like plums and some spices. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a smooth sweet fruity finish. Great stuff.
Gramoit (343) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Red colour. Strong malt character with some hints of spice. Will have to try this in winter. Was not the best pick for a 30C day in Australia.
Squizzle (130) - Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah Jubelale, each year you come back for the holidays and each year I happily buy you. On tap in the bar, in the keggerator, in a bottle all of your ways please me and my friends too. Even my dad likes you.
vinhol (171) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap Park Hotel Werribee malty aroma with the hint of good dark brown with off white head taste is malty you can taste the alcohol no good in the taste
BryanOBryan (6) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 This is a hearty winter ale. The initial taste and aroma is malty. It has an intriguing fruity/spicy taste with a strong taste of hops as it goes down. Not a bad choice for a winter beer.
GJF (1196) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. A lot of malt and a bit of alcohol warmth, even thought the content’s not that high. Lots of malt with a spicy hop finish. Wish I’d bought more.
beertholomeus (485) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber with a khaki head. Malt, biscuit, earthy hop, chocolate and spice aroma. Sweet malt, biscuit, caramel, chocolate and light spice flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Malt and slightly bitter finish.
jrodooo5 (773) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite different for a winter ale. Cool reddish pour w/ a big foamy head that leaves lacing. Aroma is well blended concoction of malt, hop, & some spice. Unfortunately I don’t get much spice at all in the flavor. It’s malt heavy upfront & finishes w/ bitterness. It’s solid!
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #797 - December 2, 2013 - 8oz on tap at Beer Revolution. Opaque brown pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is bold, earthy, clove, nutmeg, turmeric. Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the zesty, earthy hops. Hint of toffee and chocolate, plum, raisin, allspice. Absolutely superb.
fezzy (71) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mahogany color with a creamy tan head manages to sell me that this brew could actually resemble an english strong ale, combined with the bready-dominated nose. Taste is richly malty, a little nutty, some mild spice, just a touch of citrus, and nicely balanced by reasonable hopping. Not a bad year for this seasonal brew (which is a bit different every year).