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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Belgian-style dark ale brewed with cocoa nibs & toasted pecans. The second verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga begins with caramel and toasty, nutty malt with a luscious layer of chocolate. Happy Holidays!


CUJO's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
RnH: Extreme Winter: This was really a nice Christmas brew, warm and sweet. Obviously loads of booze here, but to soften the blow there were some dark fruits, even sweet tones. Tasted like a sweet cake in a bottle, a cake with chocolate, plums and figs, soaked in a dinner cordial!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
Smell is dark malt and barleywine sweetness. Taste is chocolate malted milk balls, general malt, caramel, and general barleywine. Full body with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2342) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours murky brown with a small brown head. The aroma has a nice brown sugar, cocoa, rich chocolate, and a bit of nuttiness. The taste is pretty sweet where the cocoa really comes out. Fairly smooth texture and a residual toasted nut taste. Solid at five years in.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1333) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 A - pours a thick dark chocolate with high tan large bubble head. S - really nice nose. Spiced and chocolate and warm and wintery. Raw cacao, cocoa powder, dark fruits (dried dates, raisins, figs, raisins, and toasted nuts. Light notes of dried cherries, quiet grains. M - full bodied with a nice rich complex palate. Starts with a tang, chewy middle and a warm spiced end. T - really nice raw cacao and dried cherries hit the taste first. Chocolate, cocoa powder and dried dates and raisins on a nice malty chewy palate. Oaky notes, toasted nuts, raw pecans, and cherries on the lips. O - wow. What a surprise. So much better than any of the other Xmas beers. Rich and sweet and complex and wintery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1183) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Tap at the bruery, pours murky brown. Aroma is rich dark fruits, light oxidized hops, taste is similar, overall pretty nice aged quad

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown, mahogany & opaque with a rich, chunky tan foam that settles quick. Aroma of sweet molasses, toasted nuts, Candi sugar & a strong Belgian yeast presence. Unfortunately it comes off as quite medicinal on the nose & phenolic all around. Heavy, strong, prunes. Taste has even more toffee coated prunes with Candi sugar, caramel, & sugary glaze. Not as medicinal on the palate, but very sweet. Borderline cloying. Spicy Belgian yeast heavier towards the finish, clove, toasted caramel malt, faint anise, & prune finish. Not really my jam.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"i wasn’t incredibly impressed by the aroma, although it was nice, but hot damn...the flavor is faaaaantastic. Holy cocoa nibs batman! This made for a very nice full bodied and luscious treat. the body and flavor were great, though the pecans take a backseat to the cocoa. warming, but not hot. well done."

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (8845) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle. HEavily oxidized, spices, slight nuttiness, dark fruit. Fargone by now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Charlie. Minimal to no head. Dark brown and murky. Nose of papery oxidation with some sherry notes. Taste is slightly tart with some Belgian funk and a lot of alcohol warming. Wow. I get minimal cocoa and no pecan flavor. As it warms it seems a bit infected. Definitely a bit tart and funky. I think this is on its way down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: The Bishops Arms (Folkungagatan), Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel, dried fruit, plum, raisin.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, plum, caramel, sweet, somewhat vinous.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (3247) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a small head. Nose was molasses soy sauce nuts and roast. Taste is the soy sauce pecans some sweetness and a ton of other not so good things going on. Sad to say I drain poured this one.


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