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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Dark amber color with almost no head. Smells of fruit, malts and honey with a simliar flavor with a hoppy/spicy tone. The malt hides the alcohol well but it will catch up to you if you sip this brew.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1545) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (415) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (47) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jared_Clifton (122) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3067) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4275) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2016
This pours a jewel-like garnet color out of the bottle with only the barest of off white heads. There is a lot of booziness to this beer, both in the nose and the flavor. The nose has some tart cherry notes along with the alcohol. Cherry and plum fruitiness with lots of brown sugar and some molasses sweetness. And the alcohol. This is a little hot for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1043) - Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Appearance a nice reddish brown, but lifeless. Smell is sweet malt, licorice.. almost like a bad Christmas candy. Taste of malty licorice sweetness, a bit of an awkward spice on the backend.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (1058) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Thanks altonbrownd for the bottel! Poured into a snifter showing well filtered dark brown with brown leather quickly dissipating foam. The nose shows a lot of honey with a bed of tart cherries. The palate is moderately carbonated and full bodied. Honey forward flavor that integrates well with the malts and bing cherries in the background. Not bad but not great. Slightly cloying towards end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1769) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Pours a clear dark garnet brown with a full small bead pale tan head. Aroma is dried dark fruit caramel and a bit of alcohol. Taste is sweet roasted malt, dried dark fruit, caramel, licorice and molasses. Almost cloyingly sweet with ABV noticable after the swallow. Very smooth and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (1525) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. very boozy smell and taste. this distorted the rest of the flavors. An ok beer. Seems over hyped to me.


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