Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a dark brown with thick head. the aroma is brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate. the taste is brown sugar and some bitterness.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with thin light head. Lots of sweet flavors, brown sugar, cinnamon roll, caramel. Same with the aroma. Light bitterness but not much to talk about with hops. What is impressive is how there are so many different flavors with the orange, ginger and sweet malts but none is overpowering the others. A good holiday seasonal but not outstanding.
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dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and malty with brown sugar and gingerbread notes. Lightly bitter finish.
xblanchard29x (22) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 Jan 2014, bottle. dark ruby/brown. nose is sweet, slightly spiced whole wheat bread. med body, mildly fizzy, faintly syrupy. sugary malt, blue fruit, some spices, caramel. nice enough.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: dark amber, with a light tan head
S: spice, sweet
T: mild bitterness, malty
M: medium carbonation, thin
O: would drink again
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the winter 12 pack
Pours a crystal clear dark brown color with brilliant ruby highlights at the edges and a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of toffee and brown sugar with a heavy handed attempt at spicing. Cherry, a hint of wet dog, and earthy herbal make up the rest of the nose. The flavor is dark fruity caramelized sugars with a hint of mineral water and a whole of spices. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Worlds better than the White Christmas I just finished, but still an over spiced beer for my tastes.
Shot (105) - Westerville, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours ruby brown with a thick head. Aromas are brown sugar and cinnamon. Flavors are brown sugar, biscuit and raisin with a hint of molasses and ginger. Finishes with a whisper of orange peel. Very smooth mouthfeel. This was one of the first Christmas ales I remember trying back in the day. Though there are many Christmas beers to choose from these days, this one still holds up pretty well.
ACHops (644) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours dark cola brown with thin sticky cream colored head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt and a bit of gingerbread. Taste is similar: light brown caramel malt body with noticable but balanced aromas of clove, ginger, and toffee. Light and pleasant winter warmer, really low abv for the style.
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malt dominates the initiate aroma with spices and bread. It is dark amber with a light tan head. A pleasant taste of caramel and roasted malts mixed with other spices and chocolate. It is smooth with a small bitter bite.