Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark copper brown color, small tan head. Very malty peppery aroma and flavor, watery feel at the end.
JorisPPattyn (8017) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head over red-amber beer. Hops, caramel, peanuts, hint at diacetyl, parsley. Don’t get the cinnamon. Bitterish, hoppy, faintly metallic and herbal flavours. Quite balanced, far from bad. Caramel retronasal, caramel glazed cookies. Again, no cinnamon (nor banana...) Light body, slight slickness, light but titillating carbonation. As said, far from bad.
mr_h (3015) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear russet, fruity, caramel, cinnamon aroma, intermittent lacing, bready, caramel, cinnamon in the flavour, a nicely balanced Christmas Ale
codfishh (103) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brilliant ruby red. Creamy off white head fades quickly with some lacing. Aroma is faint Xmas spice and toasty malt. Flavor is more toasty malt the spice is very subtle, there’s a slight oxidized taste. Decent Xmas beer I like that the spice is not over done.
weordie (90) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark copper with a thick white head that doesn?t last long. Aroma of cinnamon and fruit loaf. Tastes of cinnamon with a hint of glazed cherry. very over powering and long lasting.
Raistlin (140) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a pretty nice traditional winter warmer. medium bodied, malty, with a hint of cinnamon and a hint of hops (more in the aftertaste). nice beer,, really smooth and does not get you bloated at all. It has just the right amount of carbonation.
Graham77 (266) - POLAND - OCT 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Reddish brown colour with a small off white head. The aroma is like a cheap strong lager with corn dominating. The flavour is fairly plain with the addition of spice, in this case cinnamon. Not an unpleasant ale in fact it is quite drinkable. Not great. Note this was a 5% abv bottle.
BeerdedDave (505) - - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber-red color; caramel malt aroma; dry, bready, caramel malt flavor with notes of cinnamon and fruit; fairly well balanced; dry, bready finish
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a pretty nice traditional winter warmer. medium bodied, malty, with a hint of cinnamon and a hint of hops (more in the aftertaste). nice beer, but there are too many very good winter seasonals to go back to this too often."
alexsdad06 (5825) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from old backlog notes. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, some dark fruit, doughy malt, thin, the finish was bland.
gegwilson (1381) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B & M Stockton. Pours ruby with an off white head. Quite a fruity beer with notes of toffee, sherry, banana and raisin. A fair bit of spice too. A decent amount of flavour and a decent beer.