Yuletide
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
14%
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Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 14.95%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: A bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout conditioned on traditional gingerbread spices.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Frankly, looks like a cup of coffee from a French Press - espresso colored with no head

Smell: Gingerbread and chocolate soaked in Bourbon; strong on the ginger and the cinnamon

Taste: The chocolate and Bourbon lurch forward with the gingerbread spices burgeoning; very angular, with the ginger and cinnamon dominating, after the swallow; there is a rubbery aspect to the after-taste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but flat

Overall: I love Fonta Flora's fruited sours and most of their stouts but this one was a real disappointment

Apr 10, 2020
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle. Smell is heavy on the spice. The flavor is brutal. It tastes like a fruitcake that was converted to a Christmas candle. Completely unbalanced and not drinkable.

Feb 10, 2020
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jimmybram from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

6oz pour on draft.

Look - pitch black, very little head. Thin ring of caramel bubbles.
Smell - heavy ginger bread smells. Cloves and all spice.
Feel - thick, decadent mouth feel. Like chocolate milk or a latte.
Taste - like a dirty chai. Strong cloves and ginger with cinnamon. Keeps similar profile from start to finish.
Overall - awesome seasonal beer. Would be great after a cold day in the snow. Not a basic or casual sipper. Very unique taste and good experience.

Dec 23, 2019
Yuletide from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 6 ratings