explosivedog (1900) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2018
On nitro at The Ale Project. Pours black. Cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, I want to say cardamom, little clove maybe. A beautiful spiced dark ale. I'm willing to celebrate this... colui72 (1183) - HONG KONG - DEC 24, 2017
Pours dark brown / black, solid beige head, nice lacing. Wonderful Christmassy aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, milk chocolate. Tastes sweet, roasted, dark malts and all these Christmas related flavours (cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, milk chocolate). Smooth and full bodied, soft carbonation, lingering tastes. Maybe the best Christmas ale I've ever had. Excellent. davidezdonz (641) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2017
A 946ml crowler, filled on 11th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a dark brown and near black in colour with a big three finger dark tanned head that had good retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of lots of Christmas related spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread mixed in with milk chocolate and creamy vanilla. Flavours of gingerbread cookies, milk chocolate and vanilla stand out with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice popping up in the background. Creamy, medium to light bodied with low carbonation. Overall very enjoyable as the creaminess of the chocolate and vanilla combined well with the holiday spices which were not overpowering. mcwagner9 (2) - - DEC 5, 2017 does not count
Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice. Perfect winter beer for Hong Kong. It has a light yet dense character. Chocolate is a serious afterthought. Vanilla is dreaming of coffee and the gira fefe is tall. mmargarucci (343) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2016
On tap at roundhouse hong Kong. Pours a pitch black color with a tiny white head. Aroma is strong with cinnamon nutmeg dark chocolate etc. Taste is a bit lacking at first but has a nice complex finish with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Enjoyable.
kaser (6464) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Cinnamon, sugar, apple cider, nutmeg, and cocoa. This puppy covers the gammet. Great. Had this as part of a flight at TAP The Ale Project, in Hong Kong. monients (2) - guangzhou, CHINA - DEC 21, 2015 does not count
so creamy，so soapy 。i am tasting in little beer room，will be like the Chinese style bbq pork。。bravo。。。 drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - DEC 20, 2015
6.6%ABV. Spiced Porter. Winter Seasonal.
Tapped out a dark brown. 38ºSRM.
Nose has pronounced cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Sure fire way to get you into the Christmas mood.
Mouthfeel is soapy. The palate is assaulted by the spice which is indeed cinnamon and nutmeg which linger all the way to the slightly bitter finish. The grain flavors are of black bread, toffee with hazelnuts and cracked barley. Dark wheat toast is also present. There may even be a hint of lactic richness which suggests yogurt or maybe sweetened condensed milk spread on that dark wheat toast.
Finish is just malty sweet and spicy. A very lovingly provisioned brew. Certainly cost a pretty penny to put together. Kudos. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Very dark plum colored ale with a red tint. Heavy lace and lasting head. Aroma of gingerbread. Flavor straight up gingerbread cookie. Christmas dessert beer for sure. HKdIPA (875) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2018 Tap at Roundhouse. Dark hazy brown pour - like a coke float. Aroma is 'Christmas' - cloves and cinnamon, etc - more than beer. Taste is similarly heavy on the spice. Too much for me. Not bad just doesn't appeal to me.
Had it lots in bottles during winter 2017/18 - changed my mind. Really good interpretation of Christmas. Smooth palate, cinnamon and clove but not too much. Slightly sticky with lingering roasted malt and winter spice - braised orange peel, cinnamon, clove. Very good. Raised from 3.0 (I think) to 3.7.