Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 06/11/12.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin tan head that forms a pond and clears to the edge of the glass.
Nose comprises Xmas cake, orange peel, spice, toffee, dark fruits, sherry trifle.
Tastes of bread, cake mix, dates, clove, cinamon, a little booze.
Medium bodied with bite with soft carbonation.
Ok as Xmas beers go.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Blipp at my house. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Nose/taste of spiced fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and orange peel. Medium body.
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from jredmond. Pours clear copper with slight beige head. Aroma is juniper and mixed spice. Med body or so. Flavor is mixed - sort of pie spice mixed with twigs and/or juniper. Hence a bit woody. Interesting stuff.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with an average frothy off-white head that was fully lasting with good lacing. Good complex spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very well done.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, some caramel, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ginger, some allspice, light earthy, cinnamon. Medium body, low carbonation.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, dates, burnt sugar. The taste is brown sugar, banana, spices, herbal notes. Medium bodied. Solid beer.
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Brews Cafe. The beer is a clear dark copper color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is spicy with notes of malt and pine. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, malt and dark fruit. The finish is sweetly spiced with a nutmeg and malt aftertaste. Above average all around.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. This one was not bad, bu tit was lots of spices and I’m not crazy about spices.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily spiced but not a bad chritmas ale, backing spice form the hops, decent malt.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 02, 2012
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, cinnamon, caramel malt
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, bready, lots of spices, cinnamon, well balanced with the rich malts, spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4