GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown pour w/ a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, toasty. Taste is a little creamy, roasted malt, a slight metallic taste. So-so lacing.
Erikh04 (143) - - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as a Christmas gift. Great name butt that's about it. Weird aroma and similar after taste. Not good.
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gregwilsonstl (1433) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, this is good. Oily slick in head. Chocolate. This doesn’t taste like Santa’s butt at all. Thanks Tony.
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home, thanks to my inlaws for another new Xmas gift rate, 01/01/14.
Pours an extremely dark shade of mahogony brown with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is cardboard, light cocoa, earthy, touch of spice, dark fruit tang.
Taste comprises toffee, nutty notes, earthy cocoa, brown sugars, faint roast.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Very mediocre porter, lacks any great depth and a little overly sweet.
BucannonXC5 (1105) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 50cl (16.9 oz.) bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: BevMo in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Price: $5.25 w/ BevMo card
Purchased: Dec. 23, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 25, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany semi-clear color with one finger of khaki tan head. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.
Smelled sugary malts, roasty malts, toast, nutty, caramel, toffee, cough syrup and faint coffee.
Tasted quite bland. Nutty, toffee, caramel, roasty, toasty and slightly more bitter than the nose.
Medium-to-full body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
Nothing special about this beer. I probably even overrated it a bit. Won’t try it again on purpose.
kingstoni (1758) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malt and rye. Taste of bubblegum and dark malt.
Camons (7740) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ DØE julefrokost, Århus Bryghus. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of raosted malt, grain, little coffee, light smoke. Flavor is malts, coffee, grain, little dark chocolate, peat, hints of smoke. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 181213
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle leftover from the Christmas party I host every year. Pours a deep brown to black with a very small tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is thin toffee and chocolate with peat. Taste is cola, thin chocolate candy, bland. Overall, not Christmas.
NikkTwist (2046) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Very dark clear copper pour with a light froth. Potent dark red fruit. Cherries jubilee. Plum pudding. Nuts. Rich Christmas brew.
Beerhammaren (1382) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle @ Brick’s
Pours dark red, almost black. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, nutty. Dark fruits. Flavor is nuts, coffee, roasted malts. Dark fruits. Purned palate and after taste. A bit boring somehow though...