stevoj (3530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tangy, sour aroma and taste to this winter beer. Not much of a head to speak of, caramel/copper color with faint carbonation. Sour palate, taste of caramel and toffee. No alcohol burn apparent. A real winter warmer.
AleRider78 (449) - - APR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a pretty huge creamy, frothy tan head that dissipates to a thin coating. Has a fairly clear, dark amber appearance. Average carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, and toffee. Flavours are mainly malts, light roasted malt, yeast, raisins. Alcohol is well hidden, well balanced bitterness and sweetness. Good retention. Slight warming sensaion. Perfect winter beer.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber-brown pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite spicy
and a little bit fruity. Sweet cooked malt, toasted dates and plums
with a bit of caramel. Dark fruit and a touch of rum as well. The
spicing is notable yet well integrated. Cinnamon and nutmeg with some
nice rich malt flavours to round it out. Lovely really.
cfrancis (2952) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma is light raisin, sweet malts, light plum and spice. Taste is much the same. A little thin on body and a little low on carbonation. The spice is really strong in the aftertaste.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-01-16. Crisp dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet and mildly alcoholic, notes of caramel, lightly spiced.
Flavour is similar, sweet malt core, moderate alcohol. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Decent. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.
MarkoR (864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml from the LCBO. Pours a dark reddish/amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is spices, dark fruits, sugar, some ginger. Taste is spices, dark fruits, sugar, some caramel. Decent beer.
GSAP (658) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gluhwein, sherry en bruine suiker en -stroop als smaak, met fijnigheden eromheen. Klein beetje dun van smaak, licht koolzuur. Mooi rood-roodbruin met slappe kraag. Aroma is ook zoete desertwijn met iets van kersen.
Alpha10 (533) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016/01/02 - Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a frothy, khaki coloured head that quickly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, dried dark fruits, toffee, yeast, gingerbread and spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). Has many similar aroma notes as a pumpkin ale. Taste follows nose; brown sugar, yeast, toffee, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg and some light notes of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with prickly carbonation and a long, drying, mildly warming finish. This was better than I had expected. Very nice.
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Gluepot (327) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose features fermented fruit, brown sugar, spice and plums. The taste is classic big Belgian ale - brown sugar, candied fruit, dates, yeast, spices such as cloves and cinnamon, and prunes. A soft fluffy effervescence and a dense rich body add to a typically well balanced taste experience.
CRock (157) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice colour and nice taste. I get a lot of caramel and dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Solid drink.
___Steve___ (62) - 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.