tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep amber/brown. Nose was heavy with holiday spicing, lots of clove with a hint of brown sugar and cheer. Really one of the most bad ass can labels I have ever seen. Unfortunately the beer inside isnt up to par with it. There was a weird acrid off flavor I got from it, almost like burnt plastic. the spicing was spot on, and the beer was good, but whatever that chemically tasting flavor I got kind of ruined it for me.
b3shine (3496) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brown with foamy light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of malt with some sweetness and notes of winter spices. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
harrymel (515) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, turbid brown with light tan and decent lacing. Smells of sweet gingerbread: alsspice, some molasses, sweet malts, a bit of graham. Taste is toasted bread with some bits of cinnamon, allspice and maybe a hint of nutmeg, sweet and dry flavor. Medium bodied with velvety carb and a semi dry finish. An okay beer.
Can date: unk, originally reviewed 22NOV11
A: brown with a finger of transient tan foam and a leftover broken sheet of the same. No lace. Excellent clarity.
S: Cinnamon and allspice with some....more cinnamon? Sweet malt profile in the back.
T: Metallic and herbal. Too much spice. Like itís been steeped with mulling spices.
M: Thin with hi carb and semi dry finish.
O: not a good beer.
Serving type: can
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not much of an aroma just malt and bubblegum. the flavors are better with sweet fresh malt and grapefruit citrus hop that mellow to a red fruit flavor and back to a bitter malty and woody finish. spices not overdone at all and the brew seems to become a bit thicke and syrupy. little alcohol and a nice brew.
beerandbeyond (551) - ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy brown color with nice red hues and a nice beige head.
Spicy nose, with clove, cinnamon and ginger together with caramel, toffee and faint nuts.
Rich malt flavors, very spicy, lo-med bitterness, some alcohol, caramel and dark fruits.
Med-full body, satisfying, warming, and complex. Nice.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was of nutmeg and nuts. Falvor was similar, caramel, nuts and to much spices. Not very good.
pdx76 (367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Oregon public house - pours very dark brown with small but thick white head. Taste is initially of coffee then hops kick in. Finishes with taste of Roasted malt and figs. Somewhat bitter.
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coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla and coffee with fresh hops aroma. Darker amber in color with thin tan head. Creamy vanilla spicy start with a slightly drying malty finish. Pretty good.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown, nearly black, and yet the head is only off-white. Aromas are vanilla, nutmeg, caramel, and cinnamon, with a bit of marshmallow and graham cracker tossed in. Jeez! Taste is similarly reminiscent of a símore, with more of the above flavors, and a bit more burnt caramel. I like this.
novice101 (103) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice beer to session, it is fairly light with a bit of a spice kick to begin the beer followed by a bit of bittering hops.
hershiser2 (1146) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$1.85 can, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours a clear brown with an inch of tan head. Smells of vanilla, caramel, and spices. Taste is sweet caramel, chocolates, and spice. Finishes with alcohol.