Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 Reddish color. Mild aroma. Sweet with subtle fruit and spice. Finishes boozy and warming. High alcohol is deceptively hidden.
skmikeg (1718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour reddish amber with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of cherries, plums, chocolate, spices, honey, caramel, toffee, sweet malts, and some light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some light medicinal notes. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a very sweet, slightly boozy, medium-long finish. Overall, a decent holiday ale that is a little too sweet for my tastes.
Fakdaddy (35) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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pras (577) - Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deed red/ruby color. Aroma of dank belgian yeast. Belgian yeast flavor dominated for me. enjoyable and easy to drink despite the high abv.
lownote (512) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliant dark red with a lasting lacy head into a wine glass from bottle. Aroma is very strong cherry and honey. Taste is very biting in its dark cherry flavor. Also a nice bit of sweetness. Thin and intense carbonation. This beer is really great in short bursts.
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rousse. Beau collet. Ronde. Assez sucré. Goût prononcé de cerise. Mielleuse. Florale. Bonbon sûre. Réglisse rouge (bonbon). Banane. Rootbeer. Très bien.
nothingbutIPAs (59) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer has a weak aroma to it, tastes like a bowl full of cherries. deceptively smooth for the ABV - 11%. Not my usual style of beer, but this is the best Holiday Ale I’ve had. Would have to imagine 3-4 of these would kick one’s arse, can’t wait to find out. Happy Holidays!
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours amber with a tan head. It has an aroma of cherries, yeast, spices, and fruit. The fruit with the cherries being significant and spices were evident on the initial taste with chocolate and spices coming after. The spices and a moderate bitter bite is present on the way down.
ElCapitan22 (332) - 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 (268) - 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.