TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very attractive pouring mahogeny colored beer with a big well retained tan colored head. Aroma is malty with spruce and tons of spices, cinnamon, clove, and more. Flavor is big and deeply malty with one of the strongest use of spices I have ever experienced, however in the case of this beer it is not over done. A perfect ending to a wonderful Christmas day.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very interestging aromalike cinimon alspice, burbon, cherrys, caugh medicine, and alcohol. clear dark brown color. smooth, fruity, astringent, cherrys, cinimon, other strange spices. not as thick as I thought. very spicy. akin to vin chaud. good on a cold night
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ML. Man phew. Unexpected going into this. Deep dark brown with a coca coloured fluffy head. Very fruity and sweet. Malty aroma. Yeasty. taste of banana, raison, vanilla and cinnamon. Alchohol afterbite, nice hit. Perfect Christmas brew on the eve of Christmas Eve. This thing is a dessert in itself!~! Too bad you cant flambe this over some bananas. mmmmm . Kinda scothy finish for me. Ill be picking a few more of these up. 10% alchy. Wonder how it will age.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown below an ample tan head. Fruity and malty aroma with plenty of yeast and spice notes. Quite flavorful. Banana, dates, cinnamon, bread pudding, treacle, and raison. A lovely beer.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft) Deep brown, with reddish tones, nice head and lace. Fruity, yeasty nose with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, smooth, warming with sweet flavors of ripened fruit, nice yeast character, bready, hints of anise and alcohol. Fine brew.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with a light beige head. Aromas of cinnamon, vanilla bean and anise. Huge malty sweet body with a lot of breadiness. Lush flavors of dried fruits. Beautiful.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, light beige head. Could not pick up anything definitive in the nose. That either means the nose was complex or I was just unable to determine. Would have to say some spice and fruit. Medium bodied. The flavor was bitter and alcoholic. Didn’t much care for this one.
Pailhead (4356) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Sweet aroma. Kind of has a coke syrup smell to it with some spice. Pours a brown with some red hilights when held to the light. Okay off-white head. Unless you’ve been to the Dominican Republic you probably don’t know what I’m talking about, but this has a strong mamajuana (mixture of rum, honey, white wine, roots, sticks, spices, and a whole bunch of other stuff) taste to it. Flavor of coke syrup lingers in the background.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) Highly recommended by all who’d had it at Rich O’s. Definitely a Christmas Ale - all sorts of complex flavors. I thought the fruitiness was a little bit too much but I suppose it was needed to mask all of that alcohol.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Rich O’s: Poured cloudy caramel brown with a medium tan head. Fruity malty aroma. Sweet alcohol flavor. Lightly frutiy taste with a mildly grassy finish. Somewhat vodka-ish as well.