Nephilium (1694) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark fruit with hints of spices. Pours a clear light ruby with a full light tan head. Thereís a strong blast of cinnamon, blended with the other spices and a sweet malt backbone. The spicing lingers for a while, and compares well to the other Cleveland Christmas ales.
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy reddish brown with a small head and little lacing. Aroma has cherries, cinnamon, ginger, and plums. Taste is sweet and spicy with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full with average carbonation. An interesting brew that got better as it warmed up. It made me think of Swedish glogg. Iím not a big fan of Christmas ales, but at $1 on closeout in May, I had to try this. Not bad at all.
Claves77 (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep caramel color, thin leave is nice finger high. Spicy nose, as is taste, a little too much for me.
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Fat Heads 16-3-10: Mycket sŲt med toner av burbon, ingefšra och socker. Speciell men ok.
gyllenbock (7699) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. Amber with a small head. On the sweet side with spices, mainly cinnamon. Also some light malt.
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with ivory colored head. Spices, toast, roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with spice.
bvbunited (68) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very complex Christmas ale. I really enjoyed the hints of spices and honey that this beer has. Right balance of malt hops and spice. I would recommend it to anyone
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/19/15. 12oz bottle in Destin, probably from Beachís. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Spiced aroma, ginger and cinnamon pops, caramel, some dark fruits. Okay flavor, spices coming through, molasses, dark fruits, caramel. Not bad.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Honey, ginger and cinnamon are well balanced in this soft and rich wintry brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the gleaming red mist.
-The nearly frothy texture works well with the delicate sugars.
-Caramel malts are present but never overbearing.
-This is another very good brew from Fat Headís. I need to get to know these guys betterÖ
Turboninja (493) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap@Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium classy sweet aroma of cherry, plum, bourbon and a hint of spicy christmas aromas. Dark amber color with small creamy light beige head. Hazy liquid. Medium bit messy, unbalanced taste of plum, cherry and bourbon. Medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweet malts and a hint of bourbon. Light/medium body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, messy product, although aroma is great.
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's good. It lacks some flavor on the initial taste, but it gets better on the palate and adds to the overall, thirst quenching drinkability. It has an hint of malt that then has a slight ginger burn in the back. Not enough in my opinion, but very good
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