natejgood (399) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium brown with a bit of red to it. The aroma is a roasty and malty with hints of fruit. The beer drinks pretty smoothly without having too much flavor. That said, it has the body and flavor to warm the body and soul on a cold winter night.
temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 It’s a deep amber pour, it’s clearly filtered. We had no idea what the alcohol % was when we drank it. The bottle claims the flavor will continue to develop over 5 years. Not sure about that. Generic malty flavor, kind of reminds me of tea. Strange. Not something I’d really seek out.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with mahogany highlights. Small white head. Aroma of spices and a bit of malt. Sweet malty body with more spices coming through. Short hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a wonderful blend of holiday cheer and malty goodness. I saved this one until after the holidaze and wish I would have bought more. Great smoothness.
reberiii (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle to glass. Deep red/brown unfiltered, roasted colored head. Not overly spiced or overly anything. Nice and malty, great seasonal brew.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled beer is quite sweet with raisin and plum flavours to the fore as well as hints of orange rind and dried fruit. Oddly, it tasted boozier than it is. I brought some back to England from Chicago and shared with friends. I now wish I had saved a bottle or two for Christmas day.
sawbuck (375) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of fruit, alcohol, spices, and candy. Nice dark red color, with thick tan head that holds up well. Initial taste is sweet spices, hoppy bitterness surronds hidden caramel like malts. Finishes long with bitterness and candy cane like spiciness.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish color with very little head. Aroma of hops is very present. Taste of hops and coffe is strong.
MercyDevice (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm, rich, and spicy. Notes of bread and carmel. Pours a deep amber with a medium brown head.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red brown color with small white head.Aroma is of caramel and roasted malts.Flavor has a nutty caramel taste that gets sweeter as you go.Nice fruity bitter finish.A solid Christmas brew!