harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
vintage 2011, unk bottle date.
A: ruddy copper with a finger of light yellow foam. this falls to a broken sheet of the same. spotty lace.
S: biscuit, butter, salty (oddly), some spice and noble, earthy hops.
T: malts, butter, spicy tones, not really appealing at all.
M: medium bodied with low on moderate carb. Semi dry finish.
O: Nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle. Amber color, nice medium off white frothy head. Smells like a perfume and spice. Light body with a hop flavor and a very bitter finish.
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darrennelson12 (357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottle .. not what I expected. This was like a hoppy amber ale ... was hoping for something a little darker and winter ale-ish.
Overall, OK but I personally would not buy again
beertholomeus (671) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper amber color with a fluffy tan head. Caramel, biscuit and malt aroma with hints of hops and spices. Caramel, biscuit, hop, toffee, butterscotch and spice flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Slightly spiced mouth feel and a dry biscuit and caramel finish.
Campy877 (166) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thin beige head. Very little lacing. Aroma is very citrusy with an ever so slight pine undertone. Taste however is not what I would call "Christmas" or winter ale. It is fairly a traditional IPA with malt flavoring. Was expecting more allspice or pine or other winter flavors.
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stevoj (1972) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Winco. amber body with thick beige foamy head. Nice hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Aroma is normal malt/hops combo, taste emphasizes the bitterness. Decent ale, but not strong or spicy enough to be a winter warmer.
Shot (105) - Westerville, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22-oz. bottle. Pours reddish amber with a four-finger white rocky head. Good lacing. Aromas of caramel malt and spices. No discernible hop aroma to speak of. Upfront flavors of spice and bread. Also some nutty notes with a hint of dark chocolate and citrus. Ah! The hops are present in the finish with a spruce flavor. Flavors are subtle and delicate. Light mouthfeel with a dry finish. Alcohol levels seems to be fairly light for this style. This is a subtle holiday ale. It doesn’t beat you over the head with cinnamon or ginger or citrus. It’s just a very nicely balanced ale with the right presentation of holiday spices.
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a dark amber color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is quite malty with hints of hops. The taste is surprisingly very hoppy with underlying malt tones. This has a unique and strong flavor for an amber ale. This makes for a slow sipper that leaves you with a lingering yeast after taste.
M_Sack (342) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish amber with minimal head but good lacing. Predominate grain aroma with a touch of lemon blossom. Huge grain, bread and malt flavours along with a subtle lemon blossom backnote. Enjoyable chewy texture and perfect carbonation level.
Rock_Buffalo (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich flavours abound with a fruity overtone that lingers for an extended duration... Delicious served relatively cold on a summers day