BeerdedDave (1678) - 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 fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Was expecting more from a Guiness sampler pack. Appearance was a little tough as in a dark location. Slight vanilla scent. First drink reminded me a bit of pumpkin (though not a pumpkin ale), but might be due to slight spice in it. I do like the smooth mouthfeel. Decent, but also forgettable. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Canned. Poured medium amber with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of vanilla and nutty notes, with a bit of toasted character. The flavor found similar, picking up a little molasses.. more vanilla on the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. OK feel. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Can @ home. Thanks, Boost. Cooper pour with a khaki head. Aroma is big on bread, toast, and grass. Not terribly fragrant. The flavor is just kind of toasty and grainy. Grassy and slightly bitter finish. A decent bit of bready malts. Ok. Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
A malty sweetness with an underlying bitter aroma come from this clear deep red brew with an offwhite head. The taste is sweet with a slight bitterness and the taste of tin (probably from can). The aftertaste is sweet fading into a dry and bitter typical of this style. It's medium bodied and smooth.
crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
441 ml can. Amber pour. Lightly fuirty aroma, some herbs. Flavor is malty, some candy, herbal hops, medium to low bitterness, some earthiness. Pleasant but uninteresting. GarrettB (1583) - 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. beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber red color. Thin off-white head. Aroma of malts and bread. Flavor is watery malts. Not much character. Like a thin red ale. Thin in body. Not much there for me, but not terrible. nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered looking amber-red-tan body, this lacy off-white head. The aroma is not so impressive, factory dry lifeless toffee. A sort of boring, mineral-dry amber- brown ale. Not really up to Guinness standards, this is sort of tame and uninspired. Medium bodied, drinkable, but all around unappealing. Thisis12ptfont (1176) - 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.