bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Merry Xmas! Pours dark copper with a deceent off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and christmas spices? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth roasted malt and something hop. Must be hop spice rather than xmas spice. Pretty tastey, but not strongly flavored.
brokensail (11309) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a deep amber color with a tan head.
S: Quite bready and mildly spiced in the nose. A bit of brown sugar and caramel as well. Actually fairly reminiscent of "the holidays".
T: The flavors really follow the nose on this one, but there seem to be some signs of oxidation. A bit of cardboard along with the same bread, caramel, and light spice flavors.
M: Light to medium body with a low, rolling carbonation.
D: Not nearly as bad I was anticipating, to be honest. A nice little winter warmer in the beginning of Southern California summer.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, pine, some dark fruit. Comes across with some ASA quality. Taste is caramel-medium malt, secondary woody/spice/herbal hops. Some boozy. Mild carbonation. Thanks to armock for the trade with Joe-jwc215 and me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 20, 1997
Source: Houston Airport
Appearance: clear amber, whispy head
Aroma: cinamon aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with some spicy hints including cinamon, slight bitter finish
Date: June 07, 2006
sweet cinimon aroma,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Ratman197 (10098) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Cavie. Thanks again, Travis! Dark amber orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Somewhat spicy, organic hoppy, caramel malty nose. Moderate caramel/toffee malty, lightly boozy, organic hoppy, somewhat spicy flavor. Pretty nice smooth beer though there is a little bit of a booze burn on the finish.
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mar. Good shit! Amber pour with a light head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, spices and a tad fruity. Flavor is smooth as hell with some nice spices, a slight alcohol warmth and some great malt flavors. Nice holiday brew.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Amber coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruit aroma. Lasting malt finish.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lb4lb (thanks!). Poured a medium to deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted grains, nutty, and a trade of spiciness. Tastes of caramel, fruity, and light spice. Although I enjoyed this, this one did not strike me as a ’Christmas’ ale.
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at my cellar temperature, low Sixties, Bonus in trade from a generous Texas trader. Like a Belgium, with a good mix of malts. Alcohol aroma. Pours medium body and significant white head. Yeasty taste, very drinkable indeed. Above average mouthfeel.