BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper body with minimal head. Father John is malty and spicy on the nose. Some nutmeg and cinnamon. Nice caramel malt sweetness upfront with nice underlying spice before a touch of bitterness rounds this off. Nice einter beer.
MissAnthropic (11) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich and lovely spiced cake nose. The initial taste is a touch bitter, followed by a creamy exhale of the cakes suggested on the nose, with a hint of banana, but overall I find it smells better than it tastes.
TimInBC (14) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice winter beer. Like the best fruitcake you ever tasted. Smooth, a bit flat. Malty, fruity, but generally a very pleasant, enjoyable beer. Not up there with the top-quality specials, but this is the affordable beer you drink in between. I got the litre bottle, which makes for a nice pint on two consecutive days.
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber in colour. Thin, frothy off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, clove. Taste of dark malts, roasted coffee, additional spice notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Slightly creamy, slick texture. Lingering spice finish. Pretty nice.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Cloudy light brown. Aroma is silky cinnamon, light licorice, tootsie roll. Taste is sweet. Thin, slightly creamy.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #985 - February 16, 2014 - 1oz from a 1 L swingtop, $10.39 CAD at coop 7%. Clear amber pour, that produces a minimal bubbly foam even when poured aggressively. Aroma is potent, quite a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malt. Taste is malty and heavy on the nutmeg, hint of cinnamon, and sweet caramel. This is a pretty good seasonal, and despite the presence of fairly heavy flavours, it remains a balanced, full bodied ale.
Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It Pours brown copper with very little head. Aroma = Christmas cake, minced meat tarts and cloves, I don?t know about this one. Yep, Tastes just like it smells, just add gingerly to the palate. I?m afraid I?m not a fan.
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this.ours a dark blackish brown almost stout looking. Has nice roasted malt flavour ieth some good and qnique spice. Getting notes of cloves and bit of cinnamon. A great winter ale
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at a beer tasting at the Paas.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Pkenty of spices.
dslam (101) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown beer with good frothy head. In a bar so hard to smell the aroma, but I sense a hint of caramel. I am not sure why, but it tastes a little flat, but it was poured from a fresh pitcher. The taste lingers on the palate and itís got a little bit of a bite. I think I like the graville island winter ale or the chestnut winter ale a lot better
Ferris (10788) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Dark malts with winter spices. Clear amber with a decent brown. Pumpkin spices and dark malts, much too much spice.