KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky reddish amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin film with a small collar and a little spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruit (figs and dates) vanilla and a hint of nutmeg.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of vanilla and toffee right off with the finish being about the same except for hints of dark fruit and nutmeg towards the end. The flavor stuck around for an average time after the swallow, allowing the sweet fruity spice taste to linger for a little while.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a nice smooth creamy texture and a mild soft carbonation.
Overall a brew that smells as good as it tastes. It has the right blending of ingredients and flavors, making it quite an enjoyable drinking experience...
TychoJames (177) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska SB. Bärnstensfärgad med tunt skum. Något konstgjord doft av vanilj och smökola. Smaken något sötsliskig. Sirap och vanilj med choklad i bakgrunden. Får en viss känsla av örtlikör.
DiarmaidBHK (3559) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at thirsty monk. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves some thick lacing in the glass. Lots of winter spices on the nose. I’m getting really big vanilla on the tongue which I’m really digging. Does have some nice creaminess on the mouth as well. Finishes clean. This really evokes the holidays.
86Moose (62) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber hue. A warm, spicy beer perfect for a midwestern winter.....even though brewed.in northen California.
jcnielsen (2257) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Cinnamon, spice, caramel aromas. Very spicy, licorice, caramel, Dr Pepper flavors. Alright, but just not my thing.
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red-mahogany color with a small light tan head. Nutmeg, spice, light floral notes, some light breadiness. Quite sweet, touch of bitterness and spiciness. Chewy, medium body, pretty darn long finish, that dries out towards the end. Alcohol is not terribly present. Quite good. Very neatly balanced.
Doofgoblin (337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tasty brew. Rich and dense...Notes of spice and rich malt with burnt sugar pepper the nose. Taste is malty with elements of cereal, spice and sweet carrots. Finish is a slight sticky caramel and chocolate....
blogmeabeer (19) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange brown with short pale head. Sweet spicy aromas with som dried fruit. Very sweet tasting, dried fruits, spices, vanilla. Sweet and nice winter warmer.
I like it!
Nisse666 (4498) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from SB cons 2014-12-12 Göteborg
AR: bready, ripe dark fruits, pruns, rasins, dust, caramel
AP: amber, wee frothy ofwhite head
F: fizzy, watery, barrel infused, caramel, figs
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice hazy amber color with a small tan bubbly head. Aroma of sweet malts, vanilla, caramel, and light holiday spices. Taste follows the nose pretty well. It has a spicy feel to it and is a good winter beer to warm you up. I actually have always had it bottled, but this rating is from the canned version.
murran (242) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber body with a thin head. Nice amlty aroma. Very nice and sweet taste of sugars with malty tones.