Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great this year (2011). Amber and clear with small slightly brown head. Carmel and malty, with hints of hoppy spices. Good alcohol taste that warms you quickly. Smells sweet like molasses. You taste this all the way to your stomach and itís all good.
Panzuriel (1711) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale is cloudy red brown beer with a thin head of white bubbles. Nose is sweet molasses just a touch of hops and cereal. Taste is resinously sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, fruit and a bit of spice. Body is silky and medium to thick.
Shippy (43) - - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with an orange hue. Smell starts with dark fruits, maybe some fig or dates, followed by a bit of vanilla and some smokiness. Flavors start with sweet malts, some honey, then drift in a smokier direction with nuttiness and some spice on the end. Feel is medium with a little carbonation. Overall a nice winter warmer, would be nice to have sitting next to a fire.
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass around 50 F
Appearance: dedark amber to reddish brown, minimal lacing and head
Smell : aroma of molasses, toasted malt
Taste: balance bitterness
Feel: fizzy making it feel creamy but no follow through
Overall: very good beer for the price
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a tan head. Toasted malt profile, light dark fruits, toffee, slightly woody. Thick, smooth body. Finish has light bitterness and a faint boozy heat. The alcohol is very well hidden. Solid.
NeilinSeattle (29) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the most moreish Xmas beers on the market. Can drink it till the 10% abv knocks me over.
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
14 ounce on tap at Sharps Roasthouse near Seatac. The aroma is a little metallic with light caramel and toffee hints. Mildly hazy amber body with a strong yellowish head present. Starts with just a sweet barrage of malts. I get a lot of caramel malts primarily with a little nuttiness behind. Fairly sweet throughout. Easy drinking, and alcohol is well hidden.
WABeerFiend (377) - - JAN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 12.02.14.
A: Dark fruit, raisin, and cherry. Itís sweet smelling.
A: Some fizz for a head. Opaque purple/dark red body.
T: Raisin and fig newton dominate. Cherry, allspice, a tiny bitter sting on the back end, and a slight woodiness are subtle.
P: Crisp with a bubbly finish. Itís refreshing and surprisingly lighter than other winter warmers.
O: This has a mulled cider quality. The spices take the edge off the sweetness, so itís balanced. This is a favorite.
fcjack1 (265) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from world beers. Ours a dark reddish brown. Almost no head. Scent is, caramel, alcohol. Taste is malty, molasses. Pretty good.
Holy (837) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at Ivar's in Seattle. Nice, spiced flavors, little bitter aftertaste. Would buy a case to enjoy at home.
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Porterhouse, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out christmas spices and light bready malt. Flavour brings out light Christmas spices, caramel, and bready malt. Well-balanced and cohesive. A nice Christmas ale.