PhillyCraft (3325) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Carlsbad. Named after the main character in the movie "A Christmas Story". Deep amber pour, small white head, sticky lacing. Aromas of christmas tree, nutmeg, coriander, perfume, apple cinnamon, and cherry pit. Taste is the same with german malts, musky premature hops. Tons of spice and flavor going on. Very good but cannot drink alot of this brew. 4 oz sampler was perfect.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown, clear. Light in the nose, a little clove and spice. Clove a nd nutmeg on the palate, malty with a touch of toast, slightly burnt in the finish.
joeneugs (3328) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. It pours dark red/brown with an off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, cherries, a hint of molasses, raisins, and vanilla. The flavor is very spiced with cherries, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It’s full bodied and strongly spiced, leaving a muddled finish. Tasty though.
jeremytoni (3002) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. The nose is spice, chocolate and caramel. The taste is light dark fruits, spice, roasted malt and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel. A tad sweet but good.
brokensail (11088) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a finger or so of khaki colored head.
S: Smells quite spicy and perhaps even herbal. I get a lot of gingerbread type aromas such as molasses, ginger, and toffee. There’s a bit of a dark fruit aspect to it and perhaps some chocolate.
T: The flavor is very similar to the nose with a big emphasis on the ginger notes. Molasses, toffee, and winter spices make up a lot of the flavor profile. Sweet, but not overly so. Really different...
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Definitely not what I was expecting from a Bock, but I guess it is a "Christmas Bock", though that really didn’t mean anything to me.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Big Dog’s Brewery. Holy gingerbread, Batman! Dominates the nose and sip. Perfect for Christmas dinner, spicy with a slightly sour end game. Nice and interesting.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap ar blind lady alehouse. Brown with rhin white head. Rasin bread aroma. Flavor is spicy with mild carmel malt. Crisp finish. Drinakable but nor mind blowing
Lubiere (10152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear reddish brown bock with a thin brown head. A nice aroma of molasses, ginger, some chocolate, very smooth, In mouth, a sweet dark fruits, prunes, chocolate, bittering herbs, not bad if a bit cloying. Medium bodied. On tap at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice light-roast aroma. Dark brown color. Flavor is sweet, some strain graininess. A pretty roasty malty finish. Nice; not really spicy for a "Christmas" beer.