BeerdedDave (1676) - Beckley, USA - NOV 18, 2014
can; deep amber to light brown color; toasted malt aroma with light fruit and spice notes; fruity, bready, toasted malt flavor with spice notes - maybe nutmeg or cinnamon jrodooo5 (1638) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
Not much to love but not much to hate either! Has a lovely mahogany pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma has a nice little holiday spice undertone to it. The flavor is nearly 100% clean w/ a little bit of dryness in the finish. Not bad! GarrettB (1581) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2017
December 26th, 2014 - I donít know who Arthur is, and I am going to keep the topic unresearched for the sake of mystery, but he makes a sessionable Christmas Ale, which while not my favorite beer, allows those fans of dark beer to be able to find something to while away evenings full of visits with family and friends. The nose begins with a distinct tang on an otherwise malty aroma, deviating from the cookie cutter winter warmer style of brew without being too eccentric. Thereís some blueberry sweetness in the nose too, though definitely overshadowed by the distinctive tang pang. The flavor is light, which I should expect from Guinness, and indeed, the palate and mouthfeel are similar to Guinness, with that nice, cleansing, coating feeling. The flavor profile, like the nose, features a bit of blueberry (blueberry skin in particular) with a light malt tone. Onslow (1480) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pour from a can, part of a sampler 8 pack. Clear brown brew with tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, a little grass, a hint of roasted malt. Taste is sweet malt at the start, very rich, transitioning to a somewhat crude hoppy finish with bits of roasted malt coming through. Good palate. Enjoyable brew. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12oz bottle from Guinness holiday variety pack. Poured into pint glass, clear ruby-ish brown color with minimal off-white head. Aroma of toasty caramel malt. Taste is the aroma balanced with some decent grass hops. Light body, average carbonation, smooth, balanced, some lingering grass afterwards. Decent.
Thisis12ptfont (1174) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Odd aroma of funk. Deep brownish amber in color with no foam. Hoppy flavor upfront with a milky/vanilla taste on the finish. Overall, this is very basic. Just hops and vanilla flavor. bpar73 (1117) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Dark amber pour with a creamy off white head. Roasted malt, spice and a bit of vanilla in the aroma and taste. rjplumer (1075) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Has malt bready spice aroma. Dark almost black and ruby colored body. Has a thick two fingered foamy head that lingers for a while. Much like the Guinness Draught in taste but has a maltier presence and thinner feel. Mild spiciness. Leaves a smooth creamy feeling. scooterbub (1064) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2013
330 ml bottle from variety pack. Pours a dark brown with a two inch tan head. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, some citrus and the normal Guinness flavors are there. Similar clean aroma. Has a mostly full body and a slightly bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink, satisfying and quite enjoyable. Well worth having again. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
The brew starts out with a lovely dark red pour and light tan head. A bit more and longer lasting head would improve the appearance, but itís nice nevertheless. Nose is very typically amber ale, with some sweet maltiness dominating the aroma. Flavor is similar to the nose, with the addition of some mild hop notes that peak in the middle and fade toward a malty finish.