Hiledd (110) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cinnamon, aroma, reddish copper, clear color, cherries, honey, and malty flavor, strong alcohol finish, medium body, unique holiday sippin ale
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tsd08460 (1060) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, cherries, dark fruits, yeast
Appearance: clear medium amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, cherries and spices
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Jow (3817) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stags head came for 4.5% IPA but that was kicked so grabbed this big fella. Red pour small head pretty. Nose is medicinal cherries. Tastes of cherries, honey, medicine, sweet malt, candy some Christmas spice. Semi sweet non sticky. Booze is hidden. Clean palate touch too medicine on finish though.
brownaler (620) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint clove aroma with a gingerbread body raisins and plums finish is oaky.
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mad Elf is now my favorite winter beer, as it does so much more to stand apart from the rest of the winter ale lineup than anything else I’ve had does. It smells like cherry and honey, which are both included in the brewing (read the label!) and it has a spicy sweetness that feels great on the tongue.
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a very deep red/brown, clear, and had a bubbly khaki head. Aroma had a Belgian yeast presence, banana, cherry, and some holiday spices. Flavor was banana, cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and little chocolate hints in the background. Full body, slick texture, bubbly carbonation, and smooth finish.
Kabonski (40) - - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite beers to drink around the holidays. Nice alcohol burn, slight cherry flavor, with a bit of spice to it.
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a tap at the Stogie Joe’s . The pour is a red brown. Cherry, nutmeg, medium body.
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the best holiday beers I’ve had. There is so much going on. Aroma is big sweet cherries, honey and malt. There’s also a big raisin and fig aroma. Smells like sitting by a fire on a cold winter night. Took a decent sip and was blown away by sweet cherry, honey, rum soaked raisins/figs and a slight cocoa. Really sweet but not cloying. I like that this is described as an "ale brewed with cherries and honey" and it tastes like cherries and honey. Troegs never fails to amaze me with their awesome beers, and this is perfect for this time of year. Cheers.
jcnielsen (3398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Cherry, caramel, malty, cocoa aromas. Cherry, malty, syrupy, honey, a touch of oak, and fruity flavors. Not a typical beer I’d like, but decent enough sipping holiday beer.