_angst_ (3567) - Göteborg, - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of RoNo. Pours clear dark amber with a small frothy and fizzy wooden brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and very spicy with cinnamon buns, cardamom, nutmeg, gingerbread, orange zest, cloves, vanilla fudge, hay, sassafras, cookie dough and hints of peppermint. Taste is is slightly sweet, bitter and spicy with sweet dark bread, cloves, cardamom, ginger, hay, orange peal, mint, cinnamon buns, alcohol and roasted cereal. Mouthfeel is slightly round, spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and spicy astringent with sweet dark bread, Christmas spices, cinnamon bun, ginger bread, hay and orange peal. Lots of freshly baked buns and cookies in this one but I don’t think that’s what I want in my beer.
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Wine Bar Destin. Pours a cloudy copper brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with strong spices, cinnamon, caramel, rich malt, hides alcohol well, very good.
Ron (3014) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received from Erica and Chris at Christmas. Pours a copper brown with small dissipating head and no lace. Aroma is a lot of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Taste is much the same as the aroma. It is like eating gingerbread. A little hop bitterness balances it out. The malt hides the alcohol well. Very warming though.
Theydon_Bois (12747) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Pedro leaving drinks, thanks to LKS, 24/04/15.
Lightly hazed amber with a decent beige cap that dissipates edge ward.
Nose is fruit cake, spice, rich malt, herbal tones, toffee, brown sugar, pumpkin.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake mix, dates, clove, icing sugar, toasted sugar, winter cheer.
Medium body with bite, fine carbonation, drying close.
Xolid flavoursome affair for the style.
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Peter’s leaving do. Picked up at CPK about four years ago. Pours clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Despite the beer’s age, the aroma is outrageously pungent, with lots of Christmas fruitcake, candied fruits, cinnamon, stewed apples. Medium sweet flavor with some rich fruitcake, bread, toasted grains, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, some booze. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, a little sticky sweet, with buckets of wintery spices, fruitcake, ripe berries, some toffee. Rich. Very tasty for a spiced winter beer.
Scopey (9061) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small white head. The nose is earthy, rather spicy, earth, root vegetables, some acidity, light vinegar and tang. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, caramel, spicy, brown bread, festive action, fruit cake, carrot cake, toffee, toasty brown sugar, light booze and umami with a dry, spiced finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit chewy. Not bad at all.
Beerdedone (2964) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, caramel and ginger bread. Flavor was malty sweet with dark caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and had notes of dark fruit.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inkább hasonlít egy forralt borra,amibe beleáztattak egy pár darab házi mézeskalácsot és karamellizált mogyorót. Édes, fűszeres, malátás, valóban van karácsonyi hangulata. Talán ebből lehetne valami érdekesebb forralt sört pancsolni. Nem kéne mindennap, az biztos.
Blairgus (3337) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Jan 2015, bottle. Ruby/amber, clear, no bubbles. nose is a gingerbread cookie. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. lots of ginger, a nutty and burnt chocolate malt is a bit too burnt. nutty finish. decent. aroma is better than flavor.
PriorL (2777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clouded brown beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: gingerbread and pepper.
TASTE: gingerbread and pepper. Not my type of beer, sorry...
GarageBrewer80 (188) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doftar mjuk pepparkaka och smakar detsamma. Söt och kryddig. Än annorlunda lite rolig julöl.