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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeRose (79) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Poured a reddish brown with a quick fizzy head that didn’t last. Aroma was Christmas cookie kitchen. Cinnamon, nutmeg, slightly fruity on the nose. Taste seems a bit out Of balance. Spice heavy and needs to be sweeter to balance. Clear cinnamon, nutmeg, hint of clove, gingerbread. Picking up some raisin or prune notes. Drying on the palate, not thick on the mouth feel. Some aftertaste that persists and gingerbread like, some molasses sweetness, flavor of dates, warmth, whisky Better as it warms. It was OK, not a fave.


4.2
barrelagedluv (55) - Pittsburg, California, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours into a snifter a blood copper color with sparse foam. Scent of whiskey soaked gingerbread are strongly prevalent. The flavor is hearty and malty, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Back end is smooth, yet has slight Kentucky burn. Much superior to the Boris bb Stout in terms of complex bourbon barrel nuance and palate. A solid seasonal warmer. Cheers Hoppin Frog!

3.7
Niko100 (2994) - Chicago, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, cinnamon, some nutmeg, fruit, and whiskey/bourbon notes; Warm finish; A bit too sweet - but still pretty decent.

3.6
wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy dried fruits anise and hops flavor malts spicy caramel dried fruits hops and some anise in the aftertaste

3.8
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.1
Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Appearance: Medium chestnut brown. Hazy. Thin head of small white bubbles. Nose: Sweet malt, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, clove and touch of nutmeg. Taste: Initially sweet, heavy with booze and caramel. Resolving into the more subtle spice and oak aspects. Body: medium and silky. Decent carbonation Parting thoughts: A big Christmas. The barrel aging lends some very complimentary notes to the typical spice and malt.

3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. I noted down - I really don’t like spices. I was hoping the barrel aging would kill some of it, but lots of spice.

3.4
Slipstream (2702) - USA - DEC 30, 2016
Draft at Bronx Ale House. Nice rich Christmas brew. Vanilla, clove, bourbon, caramel, a little pipe tobacco. Good but not the best from HF, and well overpriced at $12 for a 9 oz snifter. HF could lower their prices a bit methinks.

3.5
DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
I love Hoppin Frog, I love Fred Karm, and I’m glad I found this beer. Pours hazy ruby with minimal head. Big cranberry, spice, nutmeg, hops in the nose. Tastes of berries, gingerbread, plum pudding, and sprucey hops. Sweet finish, but appropriate as an X-Mas ale.

3.5
italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Hazy amber pour with a thin off white head and light lacing .... aroma of cinnamon mostly, other spices like nutmeg and allspice .... taste is mostly spice, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and some dry oak .... has some a bit of a booze finish ... dry and spicy finish .... tastes much like the usual

3.3
jredmond (8626) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Draft at RnHw with Linh. Pours a deep, murky brown body. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium to creamy with notes of vanilla and nutmeg. Way too much Yankee Candle character.


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