kevinator (563) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and different. Malty spice aroma. There was a lot going on. Dark and chocolate colored, almost like a coffee drink. Small head. The palate was remarkable. Very heavy and thick. Creamy and syrupy. However, it didn’t feel heavy in my stomach. The taste was definitely malty with not a whole lot of Stone’s typical hoppiness. Spices, even some pumpkin and burnt bread. It took a while to process. Kudos for its uniqueness.
aleksander9 (204) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown with thick and small head. Aroma is oriental spices, fruit, cinnamon, ginger, roasted malt and caramel. very nice vinous mouth feel with very low carbonation, Aftertaste is sweet, spicy, orange and caramel. Overall: Very nice brew.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy murky brown with a small head (even with a vigorous pour)
The aroma is really spice focused, plenty of juniper offered, plenty of pine and general Christmastime potpourri offered. It’s a nice smell, very Christmasy, maybe not especially inviting as I generally don’t want to eat or drink something with that much spice… but yeah it’s a nice enough smelling beer.
The flavor is pretty spicy, not unbearable… but pretty focused around the sage and the juniper. It’s got a nice sweetness & a cool brown sugar & toffee character. It’s honestly a little sweeter than I’d like it to be, but it’s got the spicy christmastime dessert thing in the bag for sure.
Good, defiantly good… but maybe not something I’d go back for a second round on.
Beertobealive (48) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very large and thick orange/beige head with dry fruits aromas. Dark body, no sediment. Taste shows light malt, hazelnut and raisins. Lovely balance with little hop or bitterness however. Would be a good pairing with the Xmas pudding.
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tony_gorilla (22) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve heard theres a new recepie for this beer this year..plz go back too the old one...still ok tho.
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry and R. -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a very deep ruby with a small lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of red wine, dark fruit, nuts, spices, light hops, brown sugar and more. Very tasty flavour follows the aroma and has a long spicy finish. Medium bodied. Syrupy mouthfeel. Really good in small quantities.
Dashimus (210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Pours dark brown with a red tinge with a moderately lived beige head. Aroma is chesnut, caramel, spice, mild chocolate and coffee and raisins. Flavour is a bit methanol. Not that bitter. No carbonation.
vipinvelp (1645) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby red, brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is very nice, caramel and chessnut. Nice taste, bit too sweet, but fruity, chessnut and red fruit. A ver nice beer. (Velp 201312)
morri (135) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny creamy light brown head. Dark brown body which lets almost no light through. Herbal aroma of roasted malt, coffee, citrus and toffee. Very pleasant. Sweet on the tongue with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Creamy, delicious mouthfeel.
IPAgutten79 (207) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Brunlig farge med medium skum. Nydelig lukt, som en belgier. Tørket frukt i fleng. Smaken er meget god. Tørket frukt. Noe krydder og antydning til sjokolade. Fin munnfølelelse.
bjerkeaa (72) - NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with tan head. Caramel and mild coffee aroma. Mild chocolate and less spicy taste than expected.