DANEgerous (85) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fantastically fragrant nice notes of toasty wheat, floral hops, slight under tones of spice, choclate and a sweet soda like flavor.
Appearance: Deep rich amber with a descent pale tan foam
Taste: Deep rich full all with balance of hops and sweet malt notes, it is broken up from being overly heavy with notes sweet caramel.
Overall: Fantastic and with rather local distribution and a seasonal availability I say grab a sixer spark up a nice fire and grab a friend get toasty while getting toasted on a cold day.
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a Boulevard Bob’s ’47 pint glass. medium head, settles quickly. Golden brown with a red hue. Smells somewhat sweet with a hint of some spice that I can’t identify. Wow! Very full tasting and far reaching on the palate. Not overpowering, but full of flavor. Not really as sweet or spicy as I was expecting. TONS of flavors in there, but all somehow nicely balanced. Very tasty winter brew, highly rec’d.
Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, jolly , delicious and refreshing as hell in July. Kudos boys, Christmas in July has struck again. I thought the blend of caramel, malt, and even a bit of cinnamon were great.
CopterScott (76) - 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.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a ruby color with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is light and contains apple, cinnamon and citrus. Body is light and not very complex. I taste some citrus and medium hops. Aftertaste is light and sweet. Not a very deep beer, but it doesn’t taste bad.
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A distinctly sweeter taste with hints of spice and fruit. Rating would be higher except for the strong alcohol aftertaste.
southernolkart (55) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A greatly forward winter ale. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Favorite Chris's ale so far this year.
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DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty high ABV, seasonal brew. I actually think it tastes a bit stronger bottled versus tap. Something to look forward to every winter!
alcamp99 (47) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seasonal offering. Fortifying and full bodied. Slightly spicy and well balanced.
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hopeye101 (44) - Draughthouse, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just picked up a sixer from the Christmas in July release.
Pours a light head - about 1/2 finger.
Smell is subtle - spicy , some clean hops.
Taste. nice and slippery in the mouth. I can taste the spice (nutmeg?).
Wonderful moutfeel. just the right amount of carbonation.
Drinkability. This beer is dangerous. Extremely easy drinking for an 8% abv.
Quite an interesting beer to drink in the summertime -- when it’s 105 outside. A nice break from the hop monsters that I usually crave in the summer.
Serving type: bottle