RATINGS: 1159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast , this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the character of this Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Bottle to snifter. Aroma was boozy, sweet, but I did not find any cherry notes. Dark honey brown with red tint, no head but plenty of small bubbles. Initial taste was alcohol and kind of a burn. Still not getting cherry, but seems to have honey and malt sweetness that builds. Some medicinal notes. Surprisingly bitter. Dry finish, and the sweetness lingers, maybe getting a little dark fruit, honey, malty. A bit of sourness as well. Not striking me as well balanced. It is complex but I am disappointed at the apparent lack of the cherry notes. Quite warming and will sip on it since it is warming and it is dang cold here today, but not in love with the stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (4332) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2017
Clear dark amber, small off-white lacing foam head. Decent aroma, barley, honey and dark fruits. Wanming strong in taste, complex taste. Good. (Houston 201705)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ktothewizow (4) - - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
Best thing put out by Troegs. One of my favorite beers. Delicious aroma and taste and well priced for its strength. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2017
pours cherry red with white fluffy head. the aroma is cherry, honey, caramel, sweet smell. and slight tartness. the flavor is cherry, honey, some cloves and spiciness with caramel at the end. the body is thick and malty and very filling, overall this is a nice beer for a cold night, and leaves you wanting to take another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1503) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours dark red/ maroon color with some off white head retention. Aroma of plums, cherry skins, honey, and light traces of cinnamon. The flavor is a exact duplicate of the aroma and the alcohol is hidden well but provides a slight warming after the sip. A nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pintofjoe29 (41) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle into snifter. Pours a nice ruby with minimal head and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sugary sweetness, and booze. Tastes of medicinal cherry, root beer, cloves, and your typical Belgian yeast notes. The 11% is definitely warming me up. Overall this is good, but my mind isn’t blown

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1577) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours a amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel malts, banana, and some alcohol. Stone cherry tartness comes out on the flavor with the dark fruits and caramel malts. Tiny bit of warming on the finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (440) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Aroma wheat, honey, spices, Appearance amber, red, clear, white foam, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate light body, medium body, Overall a sweet holiday beer that is very deceptive when it comes to the alcohol. One of my favorite "Christmas" beers. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (79) - Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Pours ruby red with a one finger off-white head with an aroma of honey and mild mahogany. Tastes sweet of cherries & malt and a mild honey finish with hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jared_Clifton (127) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours amber red. Malty, lots of cherry flavor, honey and spices. Slight alchocol burn. Top christmas beer out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3195) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Hot damn this is righ on. Totally nailed belgian dark strong. The nose of dark fruit, the appearance of dark clear orange, the palate with the totally hidden booze and thick mouthfeel and palate. A big winner, true to style (though mislabeled on ratebeer).

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