ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very nice reddish amber color. It has no lacing or head retention, but that can be attributed to the high abv. A tasty beer and the first of a mad elf flight spanning the past 4 years. God help me.
AdamT (253) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Reddish hue, good clarity with fully diminishing white head. No lacing. Aroma of booze, cherry, citrus hop, dark fruit, malt and candy. Spice and citrus hop taste up front with a watery spice finish. As the beer warms it finishes with more of a floral taste.
hopbag (142) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some cherry in the aroma and a reddish tint. Sweet with a little pepper/clove through the middle. Finish is spicy Belgian yeast. Well hidden alcohol for 11%. Reasonably festive.
OsuStu (135) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Red amber, slightly off white head. Aroma is cherries, cinnamon, honey. Plums, berries, warming dry alcohol. Slightly sticky palate.
Carlisle (254) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with ruby notes; minimal tan head with substantial lacing. Fruit and cherry aromas with yeast. Malt and cherries upfront with fruity yeast and cherries in the long finish. Some warming alcohol in the finish as well.
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cwill (25) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cherries, honey and spice. Appearence is red and festive. Taste is aweet with fruity notes. First sip is a mix of honey cherry sweet malty goodness. There’s a nice spiciness that’s running through here too, perhaps some nutmeg. Very drinkable, as people who don’t typically like beer fancied this brew.
two7offsuit (373) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish color with a thin head. Aroma is spice and cherries. Flavor is similar.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11% Bottle from a trade with GenDV138 - thanks buddy! A reddish-amber pour with a foamy beige head but not as red as I expected actually. The nose is somewhat weizen like in that I get a big banana bread & cloves, some cherry and honey as well but I think I need to let this warm up a bit. Nice fairly full bodied beer with a raspy carbonation and a hearty dose of warmth spreading down my throat to my belly. As it warms you definitely get a belgian yeast character from it with plums, spices, breadiness, cinnamon comes through, cherries, a fairly prominent booziness, banana bread. As it warms up it continues to reveal new nuances and layers. I think the booziness is a bit much I’d probably enjoy it more in the 8-9% range but I’d definitely have this again.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice red color. Can taste the alcohol but does a nice job of a blending most into the beer for how high the % is.
BiddleBrau (1031) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Giuseppe’s. Red with thin head. Malty nose. Rich malty with presence of alcohol. Classic winter/seasonal warmer.