bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. 2008. Ruby amber color with a multifinger beige head. Aromas of evergreen and malt. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Starts with a hint of treacle and a lot of piney hop. Medium dark fruits. Slight roasted malt. Finishes tangy. Good one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: kansas city, omaha
clear dark amber, whispy head, sweet spicy malt aroma with touches of nutmeg and clove, rich malt flavor with lots of hop bitterness,
all malt and tasty spices, lots of sweetness, not too much oxidation,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, fruittiness asnd light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light earthiness and a hint of spice with a smooth carmely finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10246) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle received via trade with tjthresh. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume), light yeast (sweat, leaves) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cardboard. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose is malty and floral with notes of caramel and pine.
A hazy, mohogany brew with a frothy, medium sized off-white head. Decent lacing.
Bitter, malty, tart and spicey. Complex.
Long, pungent yet dry finish with clover and straw at the wee end.
A very good winter warmer.
daknole (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a thin ligh head. Aroma is fairly weak with some malt and a bit of spice. Flavor isnít all that bad. Some caramel malt flavor, some nice hops and is fairly smooth. Not the best xmas beer ever, but far from the worst.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted from a bottle at the Parade of Darks in Denver, Colorado. Lightish orange appearance thatís fairly. Mildly spiced with nutmeg. Orange tasting brew that has a light to medium body and somewhat spiced. Kind of weird and not all that impressive.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with valpoaj (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and cloudy mahogany with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, winter spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, and some others), and citrus. Like an IPA that I dumped some x-mas spices into. Tastes of caramel, spices, and citrus.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the Libation Station in Johnson City, Tennessee. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits and spice. Taste is toffee, cinnamon and other spices, pineapple, pear and leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
GT2 (8830) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL courtesy of emacgee. Pours a dirty reddish brown with a two-finger tan head that has okay retention and leaves little to no lace. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Fairly nice. Taste is a little off- maybe since itís a 2008 bottle. There is a raw grainy mess juxtaposed with some light tartness. Interesting.