dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle to pint glass
Spruce, pepper, malt, black currants. Deep red with a thin tan head. Taste is lemon, toasted malt, spruce. Shanebrews (294) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2014 recipe: The brew pours a copper color with a thick, pillowy head. The carbonation is mild and heads more than I expected. The flavor is heavy with malt, most notably a dark chocolate tone, but also bitter. The overall impression is of a modest Russian Imperial, and it is very good. benpickens (537) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Dark amber; hips dominates the nose with citrus and pine; hoppy oily bitter finish; tastes like an American pale ale. jw0406 (1305) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 oz bottle pours an amber color with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, light citrus, sweet malt. Light bodies, a little thin, but worth the try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a light amber color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, some caramel sweetness. Earthy hops. Flavor was mostly sweet, stale caramel with some light bland toffee.
alexsdad06 (10817) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours a deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, cinnamon and other spices, cookies, hints of dark dried fruit, dry, a bit thin. mike67 (1268) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz bottle in NOLA. Pours amber with long lasting, white head. Aroma is of caramel and bready malt, piney hops, oranges and apricots. Body is medium and crisp. Caramel malt, herbal, piney hops and some ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, herbal. I think it is the better brew from Abita. nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
roasty, nuts, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation, deyholla (12289) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Cask at Ashley’s. Pours a near clear deep amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of Christmas spice with a bit of sweet grains and spruce. Flavor is similarly full of spice with a sweet grain backbone. obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Orange peel, peanut hull nose, not strong. Clear tea colored, medium cream colored head. Quite metallic, pecan, and cardboard flavor, subtle juniper berry accents. Light body. Pretty disappointing, especially since age is not a factor for this seasonal beer sampled in season.