shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Christmas may have passed, but this bottle managed to maintain it’s residency in my fridge until now. Pours a fairly transparent ruby/copper with a large off-white head. Aromas of plum, dark berries, pepper, and caramel. There is a very sweet fruity flavor, along with some caramel malty-ness and a light peppery finish. Pretty refreshing beer and not your average Christmas ale.
manuelMTL (237) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, clear amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is caramel malts with some apple pie and candies. Earthy and herbal. Taste is sweet candi sugar, blueberries, spices with some nutty flavors and a light bitterness in the end. Medium to high carbonation.
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, deep amber pour, fuller mouthfeel. Dark fruits, herbal, touch of holiday spice, burnt caramel. lots of flavor, nice holiday ale
simardsam (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cuivrée/rougeâtre, avec un beau col de mousse beige. Nez sucré, d’épices chaudes, de petits fruits rouges et d’alcool. Goût sucré de caramel, de malt grillé et une petite touche épicée. Douce, chaude et réconfortante.
Florya (856) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle. Appearance:Clear dark amber, off-white head. Aroma:spices, cloves, herbs. Palate: medium to full body, light carbonation.
GenDV138 (3350) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 ounce pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit and herbs. Tastes of dark fruit, light herbs, caramel, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
UXO (801) - CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep amber with one finger of dense light tan head, good retention, minimal lacing. (4/5) Nose is toffee caramel, dark fruit, cinnamon and other spices, herbal leafy hops in the background. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, moderate bitter, mild spice. (7/10) Medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a slightly sticky, mildly spicy and bitter finish. (3/5)
"The Ribaldry of Christmas," huh?. Guess that explains the nekkid ladies on the label. The spices tend to dominate, making it a fairly standard winter warmer, albeit with a bit of Belgian character and a well-integrated ABV that emerges only as a gentle warming as the bottle progresses. The smoked peppers start to become apparent after a while as well, adding to the “warmer" characteristic. A bit sweet, but I guess that’s to be expected for the style. Decent enough, if a touch pricey. (14/20)
onceblind (5410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber with a nose of honey and light spruce. Nice smooth flavor of honey and leafy hop tone with a Belgian-English dustiness.
BeerGolem (748) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 600 ml. Pours ruby red with quickly disappearing beige head. No lacing. Aroma: spices, peppers, cinnamon, liquorice, candies. Taste: liquorice, spices, candies. Strong carbonation. Not too heavy. Excellent balance. A really good Christmas Beer from TDD!
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon. Some dried fruits. Flavor was nice cinnamon, with caramel malts. Some light coriander. Very seasonal.