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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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The essence of Christmas is captured in this very bottle you are holding. Perfectly blended spices compliment Frosted Frog’s rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours dark ruby brown with a nice 1/2" thick beige head. Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and touch of raisin, it reminds me of french toast and a hint of booze. The flavors are nicely balanced and the barrel isn’t over bearing. Cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, raisin, slight cherry note and some booze. Palate is medium and it finishes spicy but well rounded with a nice vanilla notes from the barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
22oz bottle (2010). Rating #37 and my 2000th rating! Nice looking beer, clear dark reddish/brown color with a tan head. Big sweet spicy aromas, lots of nutmeg and cinnamon with some ginger maybe, very potent and quite enticing. Lots of holiday flavors, more cinnamon and a good amount of bourbon and wood, really nice stuff, might be good mulled. (2000)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Sample from a 22 oz. bottle shared at RBWG 11. Pours brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma had big Christmas spices, sweet caramel malts and a touch of bourbon. The flavor has the Christmas spices(ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon), but the bourbon barrel seems to balance this out a bit. Caramel malt sweetness makes up the base for this beer. I thought this was pretty good for a Christmas specialty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
From the bottle, a dark, transparent amber. Smells spicy and sweet. Tastes the same, with caramels. Too thinly bodied. Some fantastic brewers make a misstep, and this one is Hoppin’ Frog’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a medium sized orange-tan head that left some lacing. The aroma was strong cinnamon, nutmeg and candied ginger. The flavor was sweet cinnamon, nutmeg and candied ginger with a malty and nutty middle followed by more spice that fairly overwhelmed the taste buds. The finish was long nutty and spicy. Fairly full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Poured from a bottle. Thanks, Dan (I guess)! Smells like candy canes, tastes like candy canes. Barely any body to this one. This is not what I want from a beer at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3022) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
22oz traded bottle from 2010 at Chad and Monica’s house. Pretty tasty overall. Big cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma but I thought it was tamed in the flavor; a little vanilla and booze from the barrels. Very nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
*110331-Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas -22oz @Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks markwise-pours a tan head and brown/dark copper color. Arom is cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger, medium malt-caramel. Taste is bourbon/wood, cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger, medium malt-caramel, secondary spice hops. 3.7 *110304-pours a light tan ring for a head and amber color. Aroma is oak, mint, medium malt, cinnamon. Taste is oak, mint, medium malt, cinnamon, some funk. Interesting. 3.4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours dark brown. Tastes and smells of cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruit, more cinnamon. They killed these beers with way too much cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2011 bottle at pre-rbwg 3/4/11. dark bronzy brown with a small off white head. big ’ol cinnamon nose mixed with black pepper and vanilla.... also, it smells like when you open a fresh bag of frosted ginger snaps...mmmm, i love me some ginger snaps! the flavor is luckily the same... with some bourbon-like spice, sweetness and wood in the aftertaste. slick smooth medium/full body. i don’t usually go for xmas beers but this is great! 8/4/8/4/17 amazing what the barrel did to this!

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