mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
handbottle thanks to ericandersnavy. deep chocolate brown with no head. spices, alcohol, and more spices. nice on the palate, spicy, light alcohol, and light fruits.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Handbottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear deep brown with nose of apple pie, cinnamon, honey, alcohol, and melon. Taste of smoke, apple, alcohol and it is totally uncarbonated. Good toasty finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Ericandersnavy. Pours with a small off-white head and a brown body. Aroma of spice, chamomile and chocolate. Taste is grainy and spicy. Light bubbles.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Pours plain black with no apparent carbonation. Warmed to about 130. Sort of mulled wine aroma. Very sweet, with some spice and malt. Medium body with mild or no carbonation. Flavor is woody, mildy spicey, chocolatey, lots of darker things. It’s not at all sticky or sweet. Mayhap some cherry. Pretty much different from any beer I’ve ever had. There’s a little alcohol vapor that reaches the nose sometimes. Seems a decent drink to share with snow bunnies in the lodge.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml served @ 120 degrees. Rich fig and raison with molasses and honey one the nose with a rich malty aroma. Pours a chocolate brown amber with no head. Wow, warm i get raison bread, fruit cake, dark berries, black cherry, with rich candied dark fruits, dates. Not bad. A new experience served warm!
Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Mekong BFM event. The room was getting pretty warm at this point in the evening, and a mulled beer wasn’t the first thing I wanted to reach for, but heck, why not? I’ve actually had a bottle of this sitting around for a while at the house (a year or two?), but the mood for mulling simply hasn’t hit me. In any case, almost black, no head. It had cooled down a touch, which is probably a good thing for me. Aroma is Christmas - clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Flavor is a match. Liquid potpourri, not really my thing. Having said that, there weren’t any sharp edges to the spices, which helped considerably. I’m thinking that my aged bottle of this on a cold night in front of a fire might be a pretty good thing.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle served hot in a coffee mug, courtesy of TampaBrew. Poured a dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma is mulled wine, notes of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger snaps, and light orange peel. Medium to full body with a slightly oily mouth feel and zero carbonation. Flavor is spicy and vinous, notes of clove, cinnamon, orange peel, some vanilla, brown sugar, and light raisin. Finishes spicy, definitely needs to be drank hot . Good beer, reminds me of glühwein in the Christmas markets of Brugge.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well my first hot beer. Thanks Deepak! Mulled wine, spices, honey, fruit tea describe the flavor and aroma of this beer. It would be AWFUL cold/cool. Drink it warm and its quite interesting. Use a coffee mug and you wont believe its beer.
bierkoning (8956) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Allen, thanks. Seved at cellar temp. Spicy aroma with coughing syrup. Cinnamon, anis, speculaas. No carbon. Also coughing syrup in the flavor, with the spices you would expect with such a brew. Licorice and speculaas. I have picked up a bad cold and this beer really helped a bit. Should have served it warm to boost the effect, though....
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Served warm. Poured dark ruby color with a minimal white head that mostly diminished with virtually no lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and complex spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spicy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good drinkable winter brew that blended well with warm hard cider.