Shot (485) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of sweet malt, dark fruit and hops. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, berries, cut grass, and bready tones. Finishes with earthy hops. Clean mouthfeel. Really a very nice Christmas ale. No cinnamon. No spices. Well done.
Cousin_Larry (892) - - DEC 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad but not great either. Doesnít have any traits of a Christmas ale, such as spices. Meh.
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, poured into a stout glass. Appearance is amber, light brown and clear, with a thick khaki foam head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, touch of citrusy hops. Taste is toasty, slightly nutty malt flavor, and a moderately strong bitterness. Palate is medium body with high carbonation. Overall easy to drink, i liked it for the style. Not sure why others rate so poorly considering the brewery, but it does not rate that highly for the style.
Aggiebob (928) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color with an off-white head. Malt aroma of sweet caramel. Lack spices of most Christmas beers. Very drinkable.
kingaugusta (259) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours murky copper with a foamy light brown head. nose is quite gentle with just a few hints of sweetness and subdued hops. Flavor is similarly week and someone sweet without a whole lot of character in any direction. overall quite disappointing.
gregwilsonstl (2249) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy cow this tastes like a sweet tart.....Then becomes bitter. Tasted at seiders festivas.
Bricks (1040) - Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer was very neutral. Seemed more like a brown than a scotch ale. Not much to say here.
tnkw01 (1744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rather disappointed. Slightly explosive when opened, overflowed and made a mess. Copper-amber in color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is notes of caramel and roasted grains. The taste however was like roasted corn. Strange is would taste that way.
Msdrbeat (573) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Beautiful Amber pour. Spiced. Odd aftertaste at first. Smooth mouthful but more carbonation than I was expecting.
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ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single bottle into a pint glass, purchased at Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Amber appearance with a lingering khaki head and visible sediment. Aroma of light spruce, toasted grain, light toffee, earthy hops, herbal hops and light caramel malt. Similar flavor, mild hop bitterness balanced by a mild grain sweetness. A little boring, but clean and kind of easy to drink. Medium body with ample carbonation and a light dry finish. Pretty weak for a brewery that is usually solid.