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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special Holiday Ale brewed with spices. Chesnuts, Juniper Berry, White Sage, and Caraway Seed.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Awesome holiday ale, on tap at Stout burgers and beers in santa monica, nice brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1190) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Vintage 2008. Very dark reddish/brown pour, tan head. Aroma of a bunch of spices and sweet malt. A slightly thick mouthfeel is followed by caramel and spicy flavor. Maybe a bit mellow from the ageing.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Woodstock Wine & Cheese in Michigan for $5. Probably 5 years old, but I’ve never had this particular Stone before, and probably won’t ever have a chance. No date found on the bottle. Dark vinous fruity wet papery flavor. Tastes clearly oxidized to me (my friends [who are casually into beer] don’t recognize that though). Dark fruit and wet recycled paper dominates the flavor, and then some spices and sage. Maybe some juniper, but it’s mostly just a general dark fruit flavor. Dark red brown color. Thin off-white head, leaves some loose lace. Bigger body. Kind of slick. Lighter carbonation. Drying finish. Moderate sweet taste. Kind of tangy and spicy. Very light bitterness. Went for this because I’m a ticker and it’s my last opportunity to try it. But it tastes just like a dark fruity oxidized mess, with a touch of minty piney spice.. Not worth it for the beer alone, and it makes me question my ticking habit, really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Not the winner in a head to head with a variety of beers. From the second release of this beer. I could really pick out the juniper, with a little pine there, and the spices are there, too, but it is somewhat muted. I’m not sure if that’s due to aging...will spices perform similar to hops when aged? Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4491) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Andrew. Vintage 2008. Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head. Hoppy nose (despite the age). Flavors of chocolate, spices and some dark cherry. Mellowed by age. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (517) - - JUN 19, 2015
Brewed 030810. Aroma is somemalts and spices. Dark beer light head. Taste still has light hop bitterness after 5 years. Very balanced compared to the one i had at 2yrs old. Spices hops and malts have blended very well. Finish is lacking

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Mahogany red in color... Aroma of cough syrup... Mouthfeel is thick and resiny, notes of nuts, caramel toffee malts, cinnamon and spices on the palate... Thin on the end, but solid overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingstoni (1745) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Tap. Brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee and dried fruits. Sweet, sugary taste with some bitterness. Sticky feel.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to respertFTW. Dark garnet with lots of sediment. All the worst aromas of a gingerbread cookie. More balanced than the smell would indicate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3544) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
En øl jeg husker godt, selv om det var før jeg fikk RB-syndromet. Mektig, krydret aroma og smak som fylte hele ganen og vel så det. Husker at jeg brukte mesteparten av kvelden på kune denne ene flasken.


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