Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Malty with some alcohol, raisins and spice. Clear dark amber with a rich off white head that lingers. Malts, sweet dark fruits, bitterness from hops and caramel. There is a bit of kick at the end, but all in all nothing very special. I have high expectations from Deschutes and was a little underwhelmed.
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark reddish brown beer has a slightly sweet aroma like fruit cake. It has a smokey but still slightly sweet undertone. A very good holiday option.
AgentAle (788) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, orange, clove and sweet malts. Taste is a light sweet graininess matched with a fresh bitterness. Well balanced overall. Body is a cloudy orange/gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, deep brown Amber, foam leaves quick. Aroma is malty with dark fruit. Flavor is roasty, then lightly malty, with a hint of cinnamon and citrus rind. Palate is light, smooth, carbonation adequate. Finish is sweet. Overall excellent!
Livendadream (129) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl pours a hazy dark reddish brown with a big frothy tan head that lingers leaving lots of lace on glass. Aromas of minerals, dark malt,brown sugar,dates, and cola. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel and earthy hops. Medium body, adequate carbonation, tingling mouthfeel and a dry slightly bitter finish. Nice easy drinking winter ale.
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. This is a festive treat! Pours a dark red, almost to brown color. Thin off white head with a small amount of lacing. The nose is English toffee and light clove. The spices here complement rather than overwhelm the palate. Definitely a complex winter seasonal - enough boozy heat and spice to make this a winter warmer but with plenty of other layers that allow for more balance and other pieces to fall into place. The toffee notes add a sweetness and brevity across the dark maltiness.
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Zyn. Hazy dark amber, prune raisin aroma without being overly ’Chrstmasey’. Balanced flavour, thick, with more prune and clove then broken up with a nice resin bitterness.
rproff78 (107) - - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good seasonal ale. Always a fan of deschutes and their fine beers! Good
TheBear11D (282) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Jubelale pours a maroonish, blood orange color with a thick frothy light tan head that lasts a long while The aroma is light spices mixed with dark fruit. The flavor is dark fruit initially with spice and a hint of pine. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.
BeerCoff4025 (28) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Deep, brown color with off white head and good lacing. A lot of great flavors in this one: coffee, caramel, syrup, and chocolate to name a few. Great holiday beer, would pick up another 6 pack for sure.
andrewje41 (653) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Frankies. Pours an amber color with a foam head. Nutty malt aroma. Really nice holiday style ale. Creamy medium body. Really light spice, but definitely there. I’ll drink this again.