ccex (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can pours a clear dark amber/brown iwht small beige head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of nutmeg, and cinammon with some roasted and bready malts and a bit of candied fruits. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry short finish and . Body is medium with average carbonation and an almost syrupy mouthfeel. FDR’s fireside chats were more surprising than this, but it is a good Christmas brown ale.
NikkTwist (2241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fado. Very dark brown amber pour that started with a solid frothy tan head. Lots of lace. Spicy roasted malts. Hoppy brown ale. Burnt pecans. Treacle. Plum pudding. Fruitcake. Allspice. Cassia. Nutmeg. Charcoal briquettes. Faint hints of dark red stone fruit. Better than anticipated but not up with the greats of the style.
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a can into a tulip glass, reddish brown with slight head. Full-bodied spiced brown ale, creamy with a hops finish. Hops overpower the spicing, the mix of flavors is not winning.
kidobutai (577) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can. This is my first from this brewery I believe, and it is a very good start! Not much head or lacing, but otherwise I liked every aspect of this beer. Very light in the taste of ale, which allows the spices (cinnamon) to come through. Clear dark amber color.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Park Tavern, NYC. Pours dark, chestnut color, tanish head. Aroma is very bready, cinnamon, spices, slightly floral note, slight orange note, sweet Christmasy spices, nutmeg. Probably my favorite Christmas-spiced beer.
benpickens (462) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with medium head; aromas of port and fruitcake; sweet and syrupy on the tongue with a mild finish.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a little like a Christmas beer, but flavor is nothing more than a brown. Better than Bell’s Christmas beer.
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red. Malt and spices, caramel malts, toffee raison, dark fruits, plum maybe. Same in taste, bready, toffee, caramel. Roast, kinda hoppy in an herbal pine way. Has a bit of dry/hot alcohol. Pretty good.
jaymobrown (1792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was rather OK. Nutty and dark with some spices but a bit too hoppy overall. Could have been a bit smoother.
arnold931 (1109) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear dark ruby with tan head. Nose is cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is caramel and cinnamon. Bitter aftertaste. Okay.