gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I dont know what took me soo long in rating this beer. Maybe it was the fact that i got wasted due to the 7.5%. Anyhow, it is a warm spice pick you up for those long cold winters. Cant go wrong with a case of this guy or a case of anserson valley winter seasonal or sierra nevada, all are in the realm of holly jolly beers.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze colored, foamy tan head. Sweet malt and chocolate aroma with a tone of alcohol. Caramel, some spices and chocolate in the flavor. Sweet and rather thin bodied, but pretty tasty.
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a light ruby color ale with a medium light brown foamy head with a quite excellent retention. Aroma of light spices, honey with some bitter hops. Taste is lighter then expected with the honey being immediately recognizable. Bitter taste at the end is also quite enjoyable. I would have hope for a bit more malt and more character for a ‘’Christmas’’ special type beer.
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 I loved this stuff drank it up all winter break.... meduim brown color thick head, veyr spicy with a very complex taste
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to npdempse for this. Pours light copper with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, spices, hops, some caramel and citrus. Tastes caramel-malty, with finishing hops, citrus, and spices. Smooth palate with solid complexity.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy malts dominate both aroma and palate Somewhat balanced throughout the taste. Nice easy drinking holiday ale.
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 14, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I do not see how this beer gets such high ratings. It isn’t that good to begin with. Maybe I got a bad bottle. Poured out a deep amber color, with no head & no carbonation whatsoever. Aromas were non-existent. Flavors were bland and nothing stood out to me. A blah beer overall.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Christmas brew for ’04. Compliments from Argo’s Christmas party. Perfect amount of spice with a great malty finish. Like it alot.
Tmoney99 (11066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with roky medium head. Complex aroma with spicy sweet tone. Flavor was complex spicy holiday brew with full body. Finish was long and spicy.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
erry X-MAs! Great spices and the perfect amoutn give this brew a nod as one of the better holiday brews out ther. Spicey, hoppy, warm and coy! Makes me want to give people gifts!!! Great dark amber in colorand all is good once it hits those lips!