CopterScott (221) - Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber with a thin white head. aroma is malt and spice. flavor is sweet malts, spices and bread. medium carbonation.
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was OK. Predominant malt aroma with some graininess. Dark brown color like bread crust with an off-white head. Again, malts are the predominant flavor here with a mellowness that was distinctly English. Some spice but subtle. I didn’t detect much in the way of hop bitterness. Alcohol was well hidden. Decent but they make better.
SHIG (4169) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to GoT: Poured a dark copper with a thin tan head. Aroma Aroma is huge malts and spice. Taste is a nice sticky sweet malt, light veggie, and some spice in the finish.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured amber with quick fizzy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and nut. The flavor found caramel, chocolate, and light backing of spice. Light to medium body.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. sweet sugary grape drank, candies, butterscotch. taste is sweet candy canes, touch of plum skin. too sweet. too much candy. not my thing.
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 12oz. bottle/draught @ Fat Grass: This one pours a clear, orangish amber color. There was a very small off white head on it that didn’t linger or leave any lacing. Pretty decent nose. Caramel malts, some fruits (apple?), hints of spices. The taste is pretty good too. Caramel malts, with a hint of roast. A subdued sweetness with some bitterness trying to come through, resulting in a hint of dryness in the finish. .
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Nice orange pour with lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Biscuity malt nose with lots of sweet fruit. Taste is all sweet malt up front, spice & hop bite linger nicely to a dry, slightly bitter finish. Hard to belive this is 7%. Very drinkable!
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy AirForceHops. Fruity caramel malt and dusty spice aroma. Clear copper with a moderate off-white head. Caramel barley malt and light bitter hop flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK, but not a standout.
Beerenberger (1584) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A grainy aroma. Pours a pretty clear copper with mostly diminishing sandy head. The taste is moderately sweet. Sweet malts initially followed by a spicy finish with a grany aftertaste. Slight candy sweetness also detected. No "Christmas spices" noted. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Fizzy mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable. I would like to have seen more spices being that this was Christmas ale.
AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX. Aroma is of caramel malts, spice and a light dark fruit. Flavor is mostly similar. Caramel with a chewy biscuit malts, light spices, and grassy English hops. Very much has an English feel to it. Texture is lightly grainy. Medium in body. Finish is clean and sweet. Nothing really bold or over-the-top but it does have a nice drinkability. Had no problem killing half a 6’er with a friend.