DrSilverworm (4106) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Clear dark red / brown color. Good thin off-white / khaki head. Light spice and bready nose. Medium body, light, crisp carbonation, good dry texture. Moderate bitter taste, light spice. Solid winter bock.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brick red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, melted caramel, chocolate. Syrupy body. Flavor is toasted malts, chocolate, caramel, malts, dark fruit. Solid brew and nice for the cold weather.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a red tint. The aroma is all malts with caramel, some chocolate and a little bread. The flavor has the same with a nice balance to it. Easy drinking and tasty.
JBVatkeens (47) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
Had this from bottle, decent head and lacing. Smell is not coming through, nice roasted taste.
PGHbeer77 (565) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle. Not sure why this is a Christmas brew other than it being a sweet treat for the holidays. However, it is a bock of great quality and complexity. Caramel, bready scent with a molasses base. Dark brown/black pour with a white head to ring. Caramel fronted taste, bready, dark chocolate notes, finishing with the molasses flavor. Medium bodied, silky feel.
BenDoshin (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is subtle, but awesome. A nice dark, bready beer... great for a cold night, but not so much that you couldn’t have more than one. There’s a very pleasant dry red wine finish to it that pairs well with a hearty winter meal.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared amongst friends. Not sure who brought this to our most recent tasting but it seemed fitting since we’re in July and we were discussing Christmas in July. The beer itself wasn’t much to speak of but it made for a good conversation starter.
Beerathon (794) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much on the aroma- get the roasted malts some. Ruby/brown in appearance with a nice fluffy head that leaves lacing. Great taste. The chocolate undertones are fantastic.
BrewBoxer (1565) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep Black color on draft. Almost a darkish briwn after a few minutes. Silky and malty, nothing memorable IMO. Another "eh"/decent bock
jsmerig (1048) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is smokey and malty. Pours a dark brown but clear. Taste is dark and bitter like a stout. With a bit of malt. Interesting balance of bitter and malty.