temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 2005. Real nice brew. The only OSA I’ve had. Great spicy aroma, mostly cinnamon and ginger. It just smells like Christmas. Taste is much the same, spiced with a smooth chocolate roasty finish and lingering aftertaste. This is like a liquid gingersnap cookie. Really good.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 Bottle. Deep molasses color. Limited, sudsy foam. Aromatic nutmeg scent on first inhale - presumably conjuring thoughts of egg nog. Malty flavour with hints of cinnamon in taste. Rich, even finish and tingling, numbness to the throat and nostrils. Happy Holidays, indeed.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very spicy brew, all the way from the onset to the finish. Finish is quite long lasting and full of flavours. Likewise, aroma is plentiful and dispersed. Deep red colour and an off-white head. (Bottle)
lachneger (394) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Karamel kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Smaak zoet (karamel)kruidig ricola( de gele zak) snoepjes. Geur kruidig. Gedronken met Bryan.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUL 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 2006 variety. Pours a opaque black with discernible brown/red facets, slight head. Xmas spices noticeable in all stages, on the nose, palate, and finish. Nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe ginger?, accompany medium body and hop bitterness, though no flavor, in the finish. Good stuff for the holidays.
2007 vintage seems even better balanced, rich and complex spices in great balance with sprucy hops. Delicious.
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle dated 2014. Finings-laden dark mahogany color, low tan foam. Sweet spice nose. Nutmeg, pine resin, cinnamon, raisin, clove, toasted wood & more notes in the tongue. Full- body and medium+ carbonation.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a thick, foamy, tan head with almost black body. Sweet aroma of chocolate and molasses. Taste is complex with hints of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and spices. Very pleasant and light seasonal ale.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours dark red/brown with off white head. Aroma is spices, gingerbread and some orange. Taste is some spices, cinnamon, malts. Kind of bland I think, but still good.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 vintage at Alamo Drafthouse. Poured dark brown with an inch off white head. Tastes of licorice, anise, and root beer. Medium light carbonation. Interesting and unique flavor.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear deep brown, with a thin creamy light tan head on top. Nose is spicy, some brown sugar, with a bit of very light roastiness in there also. Hard to get a handle on. Taste starts off with very clean, light brown sugar and a hint of roasty malt. Dry, light, and clean. Spiciness emerges about 3/4 of the way through - at different points, you get evergreen needles, nutmeg, clove. Maybe a bit of cinnamon. Finish is long, dry, and somehow fluffy and light, with a bit of lingering roastiness that comes out more in the finish than in the actual flavor. Mouthfeel is spot on, light and fluffy. Really a superb beer.