michcam8 (176) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Amber/Ruby red in color with a little fluffy white head. Good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma of malt, hop, sugar, fruit. Sweet tasting with some malts. Lots of clove, could only drink one or two in a sitting. Warms the belly. Ok beer that goes well with the season.
Tinco (415) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber clear liquid iwth a small off white head. Aroma is sugary, spicy, cherries, dark fruits. Taste is spicy malts, fruits, dark fruits, belgian yeast. A quite nice christmas ale! =)
bubbleflubber (1423) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a minimal head that leaves trace ring lacing. The nose shows cherries, bread, melon and fruitcake. Flavors are of cherries, certain honey, dark fruit, alcohol, caramel and light cocoa powder. The finish is of chocolates and light cherries. The body is quite medium for such a heavy ABV. A nice, smooth mouthfeel is accompanied by a semi-active palate. I came into this quaff thinking this would be "over-the-top", and left it surprisingly wrong... in a very good way!
Iphonephan (1198) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at rustico Alexandria. Pours a clear deep dark red with not much head. Fruit and spice aroma. Cherries, caramel and orange zest. Bitter finish.
devman171 (165) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pouts reddish amber, small foam that fades quickly. Smell is spices, reminds me of Belgian esters, nail polish hints. Sweet cherry and alcohol. Not my favorite.
shadowaeb (15) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color. Cloyingly sweet. Too much cherry. Not at all balanced. Boozy. Hard to drink.
mwbrady12 (398) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mild arms and deep amber pour leads to an intense taste and quick mouthfeel.
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CaptainBoosh (13) - - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Crisp mouthfeel with apparent alcohol. Sweet, pleasantly spicy, smooth malty, almost no hops. Good beer.
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pottygok (346) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Rich aroma of tart cherries--one dimensional, but tempting.
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a thin head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a medium sourness.
Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Very soft, sweet cherry flavored ale. It’s solid, well developed and well crafted. I would seek this out again.
Evolutionary (169) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap from mellow mushroom. Bourbon color pour and little head. Nose is surprisingly little. Little carbonation. Smooth with nutmeg sugar finish. Well balanced but could be heavier and more full bodied. Not as good as other Xmas beers but one not to throw away.
---Rated via my mouth