andrewje41 (3118) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft 4 oz pour at Elliott Bay Lake City. Pours a dark copper color with a thin oily head. Subtle sweet malt aroma with little holiday ale indication. Flavor is malty up frony, sweet, very little spice. Tastes like a standard brown ale to me. Expecting a bomb of holiday spice the way this was advertised. Not bad, but something was missing.
fiulijn (19647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Columbia City Ale House, Seattle; 10oz
Dark brown color. To me, this is a dark amber or brown Ale with unwanted sourness. The sourness is not excessive, but it’s disturbing.
Quite sure this is unwanted.
BuckeyeBoy (6370) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery pours out a brownish amber topped with a small head. nose is lots of candy sweetness some spice and a nice hop. Taste is more of the heavy candy sugar a nice spice and malty end.
riversideAK (6227) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Auburn pour beige head nice frothy and creamy. Nose of darker fruit sweetness toffee and roast. Flavors of dry roast up front, fruity raisin notes se residual sugar, dry finish with peppery hops. A little astringent and overly dry for style.
luttonm (5045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At EBB Lake City. Dark roasty brown, still. Creamy lactic irish ale style, some herb warming. Sour amber malts, metallic brown ale. Minty sticky hop and alc finish. Ok.
BillKismet (3887) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brassy amber coloration, decent head. Mildly malt nose, some honey and candi. Cotton candi/candi sugar tastes amidst the malt bedding off which fibers of fruity esters whisper out. Super candi treat, fitting for a winter ale.