Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Extremely dark crimson hues shine clear when strongly backlit, a thin cap of off-white foam gathering at the surface. Trace lines of lace mark the glass minimally. Aromas remind one of a conifer forest, strong notes of pine, spruce, juniper, mint, and wintergreen all showing amidst a cocoa malt background. Hints of vanilla and oak creep in, playing well with the earthy spices. The flavor shows an interesting and unexpected twist, dried oregano lending an oddly agreeable, leafy spice element into the mix. Still, spruce, wintergreen, and resinous pine dominate. Medium bodied and semi-dry, winter spices linger on the tongue after the swallow. This is a very interesting and enjoyable brew, I was just hoping for a little Jolly Pumpkin funk that never comes through.
baraciisch (1281) - USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
kingstoni (1169) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee and dried fruits. Sweet, sugary taste with some bitterness. Sticky feel.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
LearninBeer (311) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is malty, caramel, a little roastiness. Pours dark brown with light brown creamy head, mostly diminishing. The taste is sweet, then a little bitter. The body is medium to full, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and finish smooth. Overall a very good beer!
Ruddles (14) - - JUN 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply amazing... Full of vanilla, juniper berry, and also little chocolate in aroma. One of the best holiday ales I’ve ever had.
Lilja (1233) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av enbär, mjöd, trä. Söt med en tydlig enbärs- och tallbarrsbeska.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Less medicinal than the nogne version. Maybe thus has mellowed with age. Chewy with medium alcohol warmth.
unclemattie (3914) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone/Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Special Holiday Ale
12oz bottle. Dark rusted brown color, tan head. Aroma of sweet chestnuts, heavy spice, floral hops with sage, cherry wood, toasted malts, caramelized sugars. Flavor of fruitcake w/o the fruit. Spice, toasted grains, a touch of coffee bitterness, juniper, peppery tingle, rye bread, all blended with a dominating nutty character. Thick, creamy, heavy body. Loads of flavor. Glad I’m drinking this bottle by my self. It’s worth sharing, more worth savoring all to myself.
Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of André. Thanks man! Pour is murky brown with a slight red tint and small cream head. Cardboard, dark fruits, caramel, light juniper, and nutmeg in the aroma, but definitely oxidized. Taste is heavy malt, cardboard, spice, caramel, heavy oxidation, stale bread, and pine needles. Medium body with high carbonation. Definitely the worst of the three. Bleh.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house courtesy of André. Thanks! Pours a clear, orangish brown appearance with a small white head. Cardboard, caramel, light toffee, mild spicy aroma. Oxidized, rich caramel, toasty malty, a touch spicy, dull paper flavor. The spices are gone in this one now. Probably either my second or third favorite of the three in the collaboration.
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks Andre! Dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, pumpkin, dark fruits, spice, toffee, hints of slight oxidation, lots of earth. Taste is oxidized slightly boozy mess, slight pumpkin, spice, finishing fairly sweet. Eh.