mgermani (968) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden brown with a modest head and great lacing. Lovely, spicy aroma, fruitcake or pumpkin pie. Flavour is tart at first, but as the alcohol warms the finish the spices come out nicely. Creamy body, good carb. A bit too spicy to maintain a real sense of balance, but very tasty all the same.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a straightforward caramelized sweet nose that gives a nice spiced bread pudding impression. Very sweet molasses flavor and toffee flavor, a bit of gingerbread and pumpkin spices, figs. This is very sticky stuff, not a lot of bitterness coming through the sugars, but
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours brown with little head. Aromas of malt and spice. Heavy spice flavors of nutmeg and all spice. Simply a pumpkin beer a month later. Needs to be fuller and sweeter to balance the spice and pass as a Xmas beer in my mind. Pass
Lagerboy (672) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear dark brown, minimal off white head. Sweet malt and baking spice aroma. Sweet caramel malt taste, lots of festive spices and dried fruit. Softly carbed, low hopped. Dry spiced fruit finish. Awesome Christmas beer! LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 Love those wonderful one-litre swing top bottles so favoured by Howe Sound! A creamy tan head started out at perhaps two fingers in depth, and then fell away, slowly, to a quarter-inch, all this taking some five minutes. The body was a lovely dark amber, and the aroma was malt, spices, and a suggestion of dark fruit. Much the same for the taste, along with a mouthfeel I can only class as "solid". Finished smooth with just a hint of sweetness. THis is my new favourite Christmas season beer.
JHunter (629) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brownish colour with no head. aroma is mostly spice nutmeg cinamon mixed with a little boozeness. flavour is similar to the aroma spice overall a good christmas beer to drink on a cold snowy day
Reimer96 (594) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy dark copper with a red hue. Pours with a off white head that dissipates quickly into a ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, cinnamon toast, Vanilla & gingerbread. Taste of toffee, cinnamon, figs/dates, hint of vanilla and then finishes with a nice alcohol warming. Nice winter warmer.
GothGargoyle (571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with minimal pale head. Aroma is dates, figs, freshly mown grass, herbs. Thin bodied, sweet with no sign of bitterness and a slight dryness on the finish. Taste is figs, rosemary, cloves. Very interesting.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a red orange color. Good size head and good head retention. Lots of spice and sweetness in the nose. Lots of nutmeg and malts as well. Taste is the same. Very sweet nutmeg and malts. Well balanced in my opinion. i think the sweetness could have easily gotten out of hand. Very good beer and hope to see it again next year.
dresden (520) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown with a tan head. Lots of mulling spices, smells of gingerbread and dark fruit. Quite sweet, finishes dry. Some clove, some ginger, not too bad for the style.