adamnowek (1734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a ton of all-spice and a weird finish of ginger and soy sauce. Taste is cinnamon, chocolate, and ginger.
tmalaher (126) - Calgary, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and with a really nice spice mix. A prefect Porter for a winter night. Enjoyed
UXO (1451) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear brown with amber-brown highlights, one finger of fluffy light tan head, moderate retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: nutmeg, cinnamon and the usual suspect spices, coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, vanilla. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter, moderate spice. (6/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a lingering spicy finish. (3/5)
A bit heavy-handed with the spices, which are pretty similar to typical pumpkin spice beers. As a result, it doesn’t seem very "christmasy" to me. A sweet, spicy mess on top of a fairly middle-of-the-road amber. OK, nothing thrilling. (13/20)
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was poured chilled but not too chilled into a glass and revealed almost no head I gota say; sure, a darker ruby body with no carbonation but there’s gotta be something enticing in the appearance, aintiright? The aroma is burnt barley to the extent of coffee notes, slight malted cardboard flavour. Flavour is typical amber in fact, some dark pumpernickel notes and a slight sharp barley finish. This is not one of Russell’s better efforts sadly and doesn’t shine above anything in the craft beer universe.
exeter (506) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with no light escaping. Nice head with no lace. The taste is of nutmeg, cinnamon, black coffee and dark chocolate. Great beer
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found bottle left over from christmas. Looks great but not getting a lot of aroma from it. Very viscous in the mouth. Not getting much in the way of spice though.
stantheman (892) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from BC Liquor store in North Burnaby. A very dark beer with a bit of tan head and a pleasantly spicy nose. In the the mouth it’s even more pleasantly spicy, tasting of cinnamon and nutmeg. Pleasant, but simple. 3.1.
Ha! I just checked online at BC Liquor, and it seems that I not only got the last one in the store, but maybe the last one in the system!
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, good head. Aroma of vanila, dried fruits, malt, taste is a festive malty vanilla, dried fruit delight. Good.
cmacklin (807) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown with a medium, tan head that laces. Spicy aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate, roasted malt, nuts and a hint of vanilla. Very spicy flavour of nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts and vanilla with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. A good Winter Seasonal beer, if you like spice!
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution’s Edmonton location pours an amber brown color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing behind. Aroma is cinnamon and allspice with some chocolate and light roasted grains. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with the cinnamon and allspice and a roasted grain and grassy hop bitterness. A pretty decent porter style ale that I recommend to others.