marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, San Francisco. Pours amber with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a dry caramel malt flavor with a nice yeast presence and some tasty spices.
Juju07 (3) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Une bière superbe avec des arômes extraordinaire...à consommer en tout temps malgré son nom :-)
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
60 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty. Dry finish. Light nutty.
Ferris (6533) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Caramel, Christmas spice and some dark fruit. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Caramel malts, light spice, marzipan and some orange. Malty and not as spiced as nose.
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
As long as TdD keeps batting them out of the park, I will be in the parking lot at a classy tailgate party waiting to catch them. She’s a pretty lil’ number, some yeasties floating about in a ruddy dark amber body capped by a creamy and yet fizzy off-white head. Wonderfully spicy without being spicy, my guess is that it is owing to a fine Belgian species putting in work in the heat. A balance is struck between bitter and sweet, caramel, faint bubblegum and lightly buttered whole wheat bread poking about provide a smooth backbone here. Cinnamon, coriander, black pepper and herbal ju-ju pounce on the opportunity to keep the scales level. Fine enjoyment comes from the fact that this brew isn’t super dry and highly carbonated; instead, a velvety but effervescent texture coats the innards. Grab three, drink two and cellar one. Repeat.
DomD (140) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle. Aromas of fruit and caramel. Pours a dark red. Has a medium sweet taste. Medium body, sticky texture, and a slightly bitter finish. An excellent brew.
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red with a small beige head that disappears to a ring. Aroma is lots of spice, cinnamon, cadamon, nutmeg. Taste is much the same but everything works together. A little licorice, nutmeg, cadamon, cinnamon.
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-brown, touch of haze. Light spice, caramel, sweetish character, with light fruit, dash of drying alcohol.
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 (215) - 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 (6558) - 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