bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, spruce, allspice, chocolate, smoked chiles, and raisins. Flavor of cocoa, cinnamon, spruce, raisins, clove, nutmeg, caramel malt, earthiness, and roasted chilies with a moderately dry finish.
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
faint flowery aroma, dark berries.
flavor is boozy, strong dark fruits, raisins, dark caramel. dark fruity bitter.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. burgundy coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of berries, spice, fruits. Quite peculiar and offensive in the nose. For me that is. Flavour of berries, caramel, spice, fruits and some grass. Medium to full bodied. Dry frutiys and caramelly end.
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Sweet spices like ginger and allspice in the nose, plus a bit of malt. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, ginger, bready malt and caramel. The finish is sweetly spiced with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
dark brown, big beige head,
sweet and spicy dark plum and raison aroma,
sweet malt flavor, touch of chocolate, nice fruity sweetness, lots of Christmas spices kick in to balance the malt, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Oakes and Beershine. Amber pour. Aroma is spicy as hell. Ovedone on the spices. Flavor is also too spicy. Base beer seems like it would be good, but they went nuts with the spices.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle… Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Smells like ketchup – spicy and sweet. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is spicy, herbal and moderately sweet. Finishes spicy, light sweet and mildly acidic.
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma with red berries, roasted malt, cinnamon and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and cinnamon notes. Finished sweet.
DocLock (9903) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 cc bottles from Capone’s and Blue Dog. Pours translucent mahogany, more toward deep copper, with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, mild hops, nuts. Tastes caramel malty, rich, with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and finishing hops. Got mild oak in this, too. Overall this is another solid beer from Telegraph.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clearish brown with a thin white head. Malt on the nose, toast and caramel, a bit of spice. Medium bodied, sweet malt and toast. Gentle spices on the finish, malt and toast, a little bitterness.