surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear translucent mahogany, with a thick, lasting cap of light tan head that leaves tremendous crusty lace. Aroma is all deep, dark malts bounding in spicy, nutty, and woody notes with some pronounced fruit notes as it warms. Full, rich flavor dominated by a toasty malt character but balancing toward bitter and boozy into the finish. Complex flavor profile, but well balanced; not jumbled. There are nuts, holiday spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), toffee and vanilla notes. Medium bodied and smooth, with a very nice warming finish. I forgot how good this stuff was...just a great example of a winter warmer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4168) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Avery Old Jubilation Ale 8.3%
This winter want pours a deep brown with w beige head of foam. The nose is rich bready malts and enticing spices. I get a spiced fruity banana bread kind of vibe from the aroma.
Medium to full bodied with a round mouthfeel. The taste is rich malts and delicious fruitiness complemented by mild spices. I get grape & pomegranates coupled with nspice and toffee notes. A bit boozy but mostly well balanced. Yum.
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altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark red body with medium head. Nose is sweet, caramel. nutty. Taste is caramel, plums, dark berries. Nice and spicy. Creamy finish. Good stuff.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep reddish brown with a thin tan head. Malty, nutty, with some sweetness. A bunch of dark fruit (raisin, cherry) without a real hops in the finish.
Bricktop86 (737) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit and wood. Taste follows nose
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of candied fruitcake and molasses. Flavors of dark fruits, aged caramel, and biscuits. Finishes thin and boozy. Not bad but the ending is disappointing.
katrinaez (1088) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent warmer. Nice dark color, deep red brown and hazy. Scent has some cloves and grassy spice. Sweet scent, but taste didn’t carry that over. Light taste for a warmer. Nice and lifting. Mouth feel is clean. Tap
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color and bubbles, nice earthy minty, raisin burnt sugar character, a bit much alcohol
PhatB420 (824) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into glass. Pours a rich Amber brown. Light white lacing, clings in areas, head is about 3cm. Aroma of cherry cola, dark fruits, oak, rum. Taste of berries, booze guidance, tart apple, ripe cherry. Great seasonal beer. Dark fruits linger afterwards.
odannyob (122) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 2 each very cold 12 oz. cans into an english pint glass (the remaining ale kept cold in de can in de fridge) and, my goodness, a near perfect warming ale befitting as befitting the snow beginning to fall.
A full, warm aroma of dark malts; a hardy, reddish-brown color; tastes that satisfy the wintering soul. my take: ENJOY!
woodychevy (810) - - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great for the style. They managed to bring out spicy/ festive notes without adding any actual spice- malts come together beautifully. Pours a pale mahogany. Super nutty. On the sweet side but spice tempers it. Not overlyl boozy for 8.3%. Better than I expected.