ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RSVP in portland. pours a nice deep brown with a nice off white head. aroma is nice spicy hops. has nice dry taste with a slight hint of roasted malts and some nice pineyness. finishes with a very nice hoppy bitterness. nice winter ale. will buy again
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, best before 10/06) Deep coppery body crowned by soft biscuit head. Nose is faintly malty and bready perhaps. Good lacing. Mouthfeel smooth. Tastes of mild maltiness, with a hint of brown sugar. Moderate bitterness from start to finish. Nice warming beer.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown body, witha big fluffy beige head that fades away leaving moderate lacing. (3+) Sweet malty aroma with muted hoppy tang. Flavour is mostly malt with undertones of toffee and burnt brown sugar. Bit of a hoppy bit in the finish, borders on astringence because its such a contrast to the sweet rich malt up front. Average palate. Enjoyable but unexceptional.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy aroma. Whispy white head. The first sip tastes exactly like it smells...spicy and a little malty. Tastes like a brew drink around the fire at Christmas time.
mjg74 (2945) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a medium amber like color. Sweet bubblegum/malty aroma. Flavor is sweet with light traces of chocolate and a nice roasted coffee flavor. A bit of maltiness. Very smoothe and easy drinking. Enjoyable.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
boston tea party delayed due to heavy snows and christmas jeer. not a bad brew. amber, foamy head with a roasted bitter/dry burnt leather and caramel. a little fizzhop. I definately didnt taste anything *holiday* about this though.No real christmas associated spices or such.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi sweet almost cola flavor with some spices, chocolate and caramel. A nice winter beer.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a medium to thin body, this one tasted of toffee and caramel and maybe a hint of maple. It may only be September, but it gave me a nice dose of early Christmas spirit.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very enjoyable christmas time beer. Sorry haven’t gotten to a computer in 2 weeks but remember I really liked it.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is a hint of alchol and and root beer. Flavor is subtle notes of toffee and chocolate, with a thick mouthfeel. Not a bad beer to find in a grocery store.