BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007 Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown with mahogany edges and a light head. Roast malts and lots of allspice in the nose. The allspice completely destroys anything else in this beer.
Dark with minimal head. Aroma was light spice. Quite a lot of abv and not much flavour on this one. Some noticeable spice but otherwise thinner. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Dix X-mas Xtreme Caskival 2007. Pours near headless body. Strong English hard candy aroma. Sweet with a very vanilla and strange spiced finish. Caramel stands out at the end. Oakes (19409) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
Dark brown, no head. Aroma is a mixture of vanilla and allspice with the beer aspect subsumed. The vanilla/booze note rather muddies the stout on the palate...and the stout may be getting a little long in the tooth at this point anyway.