Cancer4TheCure (14) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another strong entry from Revolution Brewing in Chicago. A nice toasty taste is prevalent throughout this one. Pours dark, with a weak but appealing head that sticks around a bit. Very aromatic, and smells like something that should be enjoyed next to a roaring fireplace. I enjoyed a 12 pack of cans bought in Chicagoland, and quickly went through them around Christmastime. One I’ll definitely keep my eye out for in the coming years.
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours semi-clear reddish brown with medium head. Nose is malty citrus, orange. Taste is fruiry orange, pine, light spices. Finish is fruity medium bitterness, touch of earthy malt, ginger, pine. Good.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Blippsmas! Pours a clear amber with a hint of ruby to it, under a soft white head. Bright citrus hops with a bit of earthiness. Medium-bodied, sweet, a bit of spice, moving into some bright ginger heat. Spicy heat, bright earthy hops. Sweet and spicy on the finish. Rather nice.
Ed5388 (2693) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can gifted to me for Christmas from JohnGonk. Thanks John! Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh cut christmas tree! Lots of fresh pine, spruce, and some sweet citrus fruits. Taste of pine, caramel, citrus, syrup, and light spices. Good stuff, but the nose is better then the taste to me on this one.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can from Ed. Tonight Ed brought this over with a ball gag, horse whip, cattle prod, leathet chaps and fairy wings. Well everything was used BUT the beer, Ed likes outfits what can I say. After Ed left i noticed the aroma of pine sap and juniper witj lots of citrus and some wet toast. Medium body that is slightly syrupy but finishes thin. Flavor is similar to the aroms, notes of wet pine needles, bad weak citrus, sugar, msple syrup, dry tosst, grsins, old sugar. Meh the more time I spend on this the less I like it.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home. Pours clear garnet with a medium, foamy and frothy off-white to light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is stone fruit, light caramel and toast malt with honey malt notes, pine hops, earthy spices, ginger, citrus notes. Flavor is lightly sweet honey and cracker malt, pineapple, orange, spicy ginger, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours amber with an off white head. Piney hops, light sweetness, and medium bitterness. Fresh and crushable. Giddy up.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can on Fistmas Eve. Pours amber with white head. Nose and taste of ginger, orange peel, spice, pine, lemon and toasted grain. Medium body.
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish copper color with a small canvas colored head. Notes of ginger, orange citrus, celery, herbs, and brown sugar. Spicy finish.
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An orange amber ale with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with good floral hops and nice spices, ginger and cinnamon. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with light fruity esters, grassy floral hops, interesting Xmas offering. On tap at Bad Apple, Chicago.