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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Ale aged in oak barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6517) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
From bottle at The Trappist. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a strong treacle aroma. There is a slightly sweet dark malt flavor with a sour oak finish. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Smells of raisins and figs. Thick deep dark brown color. Thick maltyness with a wine like streak that peaks out and then fades back in to the malty sweetness. Thick leaves a slight sour behind imbedded in a malty coating. Great winter warmer for the season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stevesie (323) - - NOV 23, 2013
From bottle. Christmas in a bottle. Unfortunately, I don’t like Christmas. This beer, while interesting, is a compelling metaphor for Christmas--too much going on and not enough to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9115) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Fort Collins. Pours a bit murky brown appearance with a thin head. For some strange reason, the wax has a rank, non-neutral aroma. Smelling the beer from the bottle is not pleasant. Smelling the beer from a glass is much better: lot of candy sugar, light brett, plum, fig, and dark fruits. Fairly woody/oaky, vanilla, tart/bretty, slight pineapple/orange fruity, slightly goopy caramel, a bit boozy flavor. Pretty enjoyable but possibly my least favorite from these guys thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cherry, dark fruit, hints of raisin, plum, nice roast, dark cocoa powder, slight earthy notes. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, hints of cherry, hints of earth, nice dark cocoa powder, slight brett in there. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin off white head. Toffee, vanilla, grapes, oak, tobacco. Good amount of sourness. It was ok but probably not something I'd try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1447) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2013
murky brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is oak forward, toffee, booze, a bit of hazelnut. Big beer. Not overly sweet, a touch of sourness really brings this one together. Boozy finish but not overly so. Slightly over carbed for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4003) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2013
500 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. White wax. Dark pour. Creamy. Vanilla and oak. Slight sour bite to the malt. Bourbon shines in the end taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Dark/hazy brown with small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, malts, maybe some fruits and vanilla. Is a decent Christmas beer; possibly one I’ll buy again to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbutler91c (11) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A great Christmas Ale; a very pleasing nose with hints if spice and vanilla. It pours dark with a nice creamy head. The taste is a bit unique with almost a sour start leading to a full mouth experience. This is not a beer for the new craft beer virgin, but it is a beer they will grow to love.

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