Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a ruby red pour with a finger of head, kind of hypnotizing purplish hue. a finger of head, not much lacing - but a beautiful color. smells of cherry, chocolate, bready caramel grain bill. the flavor is a bit medicinal.. lots of fruity, wheat bread, toasty, nutty, biscuity.. this is fantastic. full body, medium carbonation.. this hits you pretty hard right away. a heavy, true to the definition of winter warmer, this beer heats you up quick - heavy but delicious.
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arn8897 (200) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter glass at pint night at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Cellared since last fall. Pours a dark hazy red with a tan head. Aromas of cherry and spices. Taste the same with raisin and malt flavors. Medium palate. Lots of alcohol warmth. Nice beer really smoothed out with the aging. As the beer warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced.
madelfonatree (178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Unfiltered red body. Head is gone quickly but light tan. No lacing.
Smell - Strong cherry. Faint honey. Slight dank hop.
Taste - Wheat beer with Christmas spice. Cherry. Honey. Stronger than desired alcohol taste, but drinkable.
Feel - Chewy. Heavy. Carbonation comes through where it doesn’t in the look.
Overall - Part of my namesake. One of the first beers that moved me to high ABV. I always get a few of these each Christmas (and same some for the Summer).
SteveOrz85 (121) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into pint glass. 2014 batch. Aggressive pour makes three finger head witch is gone in a few minutes. Head is light tan, beer is amber in color. Some very light lacing. Aroma is weak. Taste is malty and lightly sweet with notes of cherry and honey. Long finish. Some strong alchol notes shine through. Over all good beer. I don’t see this as a holiday beer. Better later in winter maybe spring.
sinfull (1147) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark , ruby color with small, off-white head. Aroma of spices , dark fruits , honey and alcohol. Sweet , caramel taste with spices and notable presence of alcohol. Good ,Christmas beer.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from forever ago. Reddish brown colored pour; sweet, hoppy smell and taste. Alcohol is really strong. Not really my cup of tea - too much here for me to really enjoy. Definitely a winter warmer, haha.
BierMeHoos (367) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift from Maxbier. 12oz bottle. Appearance is a reddish hue with good clarity. The aroma is cherry, citrus, dark fruit, and boozy. The taste is similar with an added amount of spice and hops. The palate is a little thin. Overall pretty good beer I'm definitely looking forward to the next holiday season!
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 24, 2015. Bottle, 2012-2013 version. Shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Clear ruby red with medium sized white head. Aroma is cherry candy, some dried fruits, honey and some christmas spices. Taste is medium sweet, fruity and spicy. Finish is light bitter, light metallic. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
jlioi (24) - - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is Christmas in your mouth. It has lots of spice, a nice kick of alcohol, and it's got a nice smell. It's a fun holiday beer, definitely one of the best Christmas ones.
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and tasty. I probably couldn’t drink a ton but definitely a good taste. Good time.
tderoeck (6612) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/I/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, winter season 2012-2013 (2015-106) Thanks to Nate for the bottle!
Clear ruby red beer, aery big off-white to beige irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, dried fruits, candied fruits, Christmas fruitcake, raisins. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, fruity, quite some yeast, slightly sour, bit of chocolate. Aftertaste: soft subtle chocolaty notes, candied fruits, bubble gum, sugary, bit alcohol, some honey, soft bitterness.