___Steve___ (70) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rose, red, clear, crisp filtered colour with a sparse off white foam head. Lots of Christmas aromas, fruit cake, dried fruits, and gingerbread. Sweet malty rum flavour upfront. It Lingers a bit on the tongue with a subtle very subtle bitter hop note. Light tasting considering it a high gravity ale at 9% by volume.
Subliminal64 (84) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of gingerbread and spices.
Pours a dark amber colour. Lots of head that lasts to the end.
Taste is gingerbread, spices, and a solid ale.
Lots of carbonation. No harsh aftertaste.
Overall I was very happy with this brew Will purchase again. Next winter.
The Beer Bearon
asheft (2902) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly funky with lots of spices in the nose; cinnamon, allspice, clove. Also dried fruit. Clear red orange under a lasting, thin, off-white cover. Sweet and spicy and dried fruit dubbel flavour. No bitterness, slightly tangy. Smooth, medium body, medium carbonation.
codfishh (195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Pours brilliant dark copper thin white head, rich dark fruit and dark bread. Flavor has subtle spice cinnamon clove, all spice some dark fruit on the finish. Reminds me of glug or mulled spices. Medium body medium carb.
sjogro (2191) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lekker bananenschuimpjes bier. Mooie volle rode/roestbruine kleur! Backlog from 2015/02/01.
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at festival. poured a copper to deep red colour with a white head. nose of spices, dark fruits, roasted toffee, crisp bread malts, belgian yeast. alcohol is slightly noticeable. ok
Spab (3226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clearish burnt orange colour with average-sized eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is gently toasty bread, spice, toffee and cherryish fruit. Flavour is big and malty with lots of cherry, toffee, bread crust, nutmegish spiciness and some booziness. But of warmth in the finish. Big strong beer.
Tranquillity (1743) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from LCBO. The color is prune-like, the aroma has oranges, prunes and vanilla. The finish is sweet.
cattaneopapa (273) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from LCBO. 9% alc / vol. Pours a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, nutmeg, and cherries. Taste matches the aroma with notes of bourbon and has a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel.
robinvboyer (3995) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour, medium beige head. Sweet dark fruit, sweet, fruity malts. Malts are quite bready, but a touch boozy. Soft boozy cherry notes, some earthiness, with nice straw, and dried grass. Soft mouth feel, medium carb. Finish is sweet, but also low to medium bitter. Touches of minerals, and some metals, malty cereals, sweet boozy malts. A good sipper, but would benefit from some age.