teorn88 (1656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Pours a deep brown/riby color with a small beige head. Beautiful boutique of aromas: prunes, molasses, nuts, sweet malt, caramel, some spiciness. Flavors of sweet malt, roasted nuts, raisins, brown sugar. Creamy palate. Alcohol nicely covered up with the rich flavors.
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red tinted brown with 1 finger tan head. Big raisin aroma with something else, almost fruity/tanic. Taste is mostly raisin, a bit tart, overall a bit lacking, but I feel I probably waited way too long on this one. Tingly carb, medium thin body.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC First Birthday Party, London. I think I brought this one. Pours clear, rich ruby with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds ripe berries and light spice, some caramel, bread, honey and dark marmalade. Big sweet flavor with lots of caramel, light toasty toffee, great ripe fruits, plums, berries, raisins. Full bodied with average, heavy carbonation. Very sweet finish with plenty of ripe fruit sugars, cherries, plums, bready malts. Big sweet beer in general, some spices and plenty of ripe fruits all around.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
27th March 2011
Very hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Even malt, slightly crispy and a little spicy. Trace of wood. Dry finish. Not much going on here, dull and disappointing!
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy dark amber pour with a beige head and minimal lacing. S - Strong notes of grapes, plums, cherries, raisins, chocolate and Belgian yeast. T - More dark fruits with chocolate, spices, brown sugar and definite alcohol as the beer warms, M - At the low end of medium carbonation with a tart, dry finish and slight alcohol burn. O - A nice BSA for the holidays, Glad I got to try this one.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Capped 750 bottle. Dense brown with fine tan head. Malty, estery aroma. Medium body. Serious texture. Slightly sweet malty flavors. No pronounced oaky notes. Nice.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-trade with jtclockwork-tan-dk copper. A-black licorice/molasses-sweet dk malt, dk fruit, wood. T-dk fruit-raisins, brown sugar/molasses-dk malt, wood, spice hops. Some drying at finish to offset the sweet.
Reynolds314 (1880) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ive been staring at this beer for a while in the cellar telling it how much it was going to suck but alas it didnt suck. It was actually quite nice. Nice holiday spices with some chocolate and unique spicyness from the french oak i presume. Good beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle $12. Dark brown, reddish color which is about what I expected. The smell was quite interesting, vinous, fruity, almost made me think this would be a sour beer but it was not. The flavor was more in line with what I expect from a quad with a very nice cherry aspect to it. I enjoyed this more than the two turtle doves from last season. As far as aging this for nine years, I wouldn’t do it and I can’t imagine it will be good. Seems more like a gimmick so that the geeks will buy additional bottles.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-21-2010 02:37:49
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly tart spicey holiday beer. Tastes kinda like a failed pumpkin beer.