Mrnoluv (165) - long beach, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I could have bought a Miller and would have almost been just as good. You can smell the hops, has a bitter, foul aftertaste, only good thing to say about it is it has 7.2% ABV and the color is a perfect caramel. Not worth it, leave it on the shelf.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; dark cola brown. Aroma of fruit, caramel and BO funk. Caramelly and nutty, some fruit and sweetness. Not a huge fan of the style, but this was good
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/20/2011. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nutty aromas with dark fruit, malt and spices. Not overly hoppy, but with good balance. Flavors are malty and fruity.
daveddec (23) - - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle coffee aroma. Has hints of coffee and caramel in the taste, with more of a darker taste pervading the drink. It has a lingering bitter aftertaste, but is very smooth. Great winter beer!
Squizzle (140) - Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is hella good Christmas beer. Kinda strong but really palatable. Been drinking it couple years and will continue.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is one that gets better the more it warms up..
Pours nice and dark like a coca-cola
Good spice combine with generous hop presence.
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours dark and tastes great. Small head that disappears quickly but a nice stout for sure.
LarryBeast (517) - - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Big, dark and punchy. Toast, caramel, roasted nuts. A little heavy on the leathery yeast, but still tasty enough, warming and with good hop bitterness.
Barreras (999) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola brown with a clean roast aroma. Taste is a malty flavor with some IBU in the aftertaste. The simple bitterness lingers on the palate. A good seasonal that tastes and feels appropriate for the winter months.
Aquilo (555) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, molasses, and brandy. Flavor is a robust juxtaposition of umami and snappy hop bitterness. Very smooth finish. All around, this is just a great holiday ale.