Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of cinnamon, apple pie, gingerbread cake, orange peel, dried fruit, dried apricots and ginger. Malty, spicy taste with dried fruit, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, apricots, gingerbread cake and a spicy bitterness in a finish with a touch of alcohol shining through. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and very spicy, with lots of cinnamon and ginger. Actually a bit too much spices to be perfectly balanced. Still quite nice.
SamP01 (650) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red with a thin off white head, actually very Holiday. Aroma is sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, reminds me of a sweet spiced Christmas fruit cake. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet spices of fruit cake, and maybe some brown sugar and a bit of nutty flavor on the end as it warms up. Overall fairly good drink
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is very dark red with a small white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, butterscotch, and caramel. Flavor is similar but with added fruit and vanilla extract. Spicy finish.
k0mpsa (2243) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at rattle n hum, new york. Dark red color, white head. Aroma is christmas, spices, cinnamon. Taste is similar, spices, christmas, cinnamon. Body could be stronger.
evanheon (7) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very nicely spicy. Very typical mouthfeel for an American style ale. I can't think of a better way to describe it than saying it tastes like Christmas. Solid every year.
angel77 (2114) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella de 65 cl en Llamas. 21 de septiembre de 2013. Bastante especiada con un cuerpo ligero - medio con 8.6 vol que norse notan mucho. Una navideña sin mucho más que decir.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a Slightly orange amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. Sweet caramel taste with cinnamon and other spice. Sprucy. A bit much on the spice for me.
jsmerig (1437) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle on New Years Eve thanks to Matt! Pours a clear reddish amber. The aroma is potpourri. Taste is sweet with cinnamon spice and the mouthfeel is thick
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget; bought dec-12.
Brown with a small, tan head.
Spicy aroma; cardemomme, cinnamon.
Pretty much the same spiciness in the flavour. A bit like apple-pie with cinnamon.
conway (2210) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is ginger and raisin breads. Taste follows suit, adds some additional spice and accentuates the raisin notes. Medium sticky palate with sufficient carb. Nice Xmas brew.