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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The essence of Christmas is captured in this very bottle you are holding. Perfectly blended spices compliment Frosted Frog’s rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.

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3.2
Karol (912) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled. Cinnamon aroma, taste and finish. Overall awesome! Spicy, alcohol warming, cinnamon finish. Reminds me of Belgian ales. Fantastic for winter nights!

3.8
Gurthnar (5820) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Aroma strong strong oily cherry wood, sandal wood, lime and lemon. Very oriental feel reministent of scented burning sticks. Weird, but interesting. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is oily, strong cinnamon. Now that i think of it, aroma had it too. It is overwhelming in flavour. Strong sweetness. Really unique spicy, even oily experience.

4.1
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
22oz bottle thanks to jstax..Pour is dark with a nice tan head..Nose is Christmas spice, nice bourbon sweetness, chocolate, cream, roast..Taste is nice spice, cinnamon, chocolate, nice sweet bourbon that balances very well.

3.7
SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle, i got this from Shoky and shared it with the regular version at a Nobi tasting .. . pours a deep tan mahogany .. light headring .. . dark fruit, milder spice, and solid barrel .. . much nicer and calmer than the regular version .. . . There is not a single dog in the entire world that barks more than DMX..

3.8
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, pours dark brown, aroma is woody and flavour has a lot of wood in there too, quite strong flavour wise. But overall, it was enjoyable

3.9
gunnfryd (14828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, sugar, glogg, cocos, spices, dried fruits. Flavour is raisin, sugar, glogg, cocos, spices, dried fruits. Very nice beer.

3.3
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2013
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, from Ølbutikken Copenhagen, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly woody/alcoholic, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, nice X-Mas brew, yet very expensive!

3.9
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
CocaCola i färgen, med litet vitt skum. Doftar mandelbiskvier, mandelkubb, karamell, kakor, svartsoppa. Smakar flytande mandelbiskvi, svartsoppa, karamell, aningen alkohol i slutet.

3.9
Beer5000 (6448) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2013
650 ml bottle. A deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma has caramel malt, burnt sugar, dry fruit, wood, Christmas spices and alcohol. Flavor has sweet caramel malt, wood, dry fruit, raisins, some alcohol and a nice spicy touch. Medium to full body, feels perfect. A nice, tasty and complex beer, just a tad too much alcohol but this will probably be reduced with some aging.

3.9
superspak (5511) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2012 bottling. Pours fairly clear deep red amber color with a 1 finger foamy off white head with good retention, that reduces to ring of lace that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, bourbon, toast, light oak, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, spices, and barrel notes. Taste of raisin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, cinnamon, bourbon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, light oak, and herbal. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, bourbon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of malt/spice/barrel notes; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Christmas ale. Great balance and complexity of malt and spice flavors with moderate barrel character; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


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