bmoosey (81) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle at home. Festive Ale pours a dark carmel color. a nice dark brown color with a thin, creamy, cream-colored head. The aroma is of carmel, hints of coffee and sweetness. Nice overall smell. . Taste is of carmel, with a hint of bitterness and syrup of some sort. Mouthfeel is watery. Smooth beer that is easily drinkable. I really enjoyed drinking this beer and could see myself purchasing again.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Clear deep amber - red beer, decent pale cream cour head. Palate is airy and light, superfine carbonation. Airy malt, very light cream. Mild dark toffee streak. Spice kicks in, not too hot. Touch of dried fruits. Okay.
minutemat (1282) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours darkest brown, cream head. Big choc aroma, lots of spicy fruit cake in the taste with sweet orange, dried fruits, almonds, burnt sugar.. others in the group gave this the thumbs down but I quite liked it.
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stainless growler pour, bottleshare at Ferris’. 2012 version. Brown pour, Thin white head. Nose has chocolate and caramel. Taste has cinnamon and clove and cocoa and caramel. A bit of cinnamon in the finish. Not great.
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler - Vintage 2012 - Dark malts with a bit of cinnamon in the finish and some sourness. Cloudy brown with a beige head. A little roast, some spice and a bit of sourness. This didn’t age well.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown or black in hue, under a thin creamy light khaki head. Nice rich and sweet/herbal-spicy nose of earthy sweet cocoa, cinnamon, clove and toffee pudding. Big rich flavor that has a bit of herbal spice to it followed by clove, earthy dry cocoa and sweet toffee. Not quite sweet or dark tasting enough to be a porter though. Just kinda a dark winter ale.
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Chriso. It pours deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is sweet, spicy, a bit of tangy HP sauce, gingerbread, toasty, brown bread, dried fruits and light tang. The taste is toasty, caramel, big spice, warming alcohol, earth, dark fruits, caramel and wood with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not much depth to it really. All about the spice. So-so.
harrisoni (13151) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Hp sauce aroma. Spice. It’s revolting. Not a good beer. Too spice.
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, tan head. When cold, its chocolatey, roasty, spice heavy, light bitter, simple. Allowing to warm a little, very different. Still the same qualities but with a cheesy yeast, funky, sour characteristic. Medium body, full of flavor. Very great beer
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting in all ways. Dark, not so bitter and quite thick in features. nice to drink watching movie.
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2013 vintage, picked up in a trade. Pours clear red/brown with small tan head. Nose is toffee, holiday spices, dried fruit. Flavor follows with some cocoa in there. Medium mouthfeel. Probably best consumed around the holidays, rather than springtime.