obguthr (3835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slutfest 2013: Weak malt aroma. Cloudy brown, thick tan head, fine floaties. Fig and cookie flavor. Light body. Tasty, but not terribly well rounded.
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared at Slutfest 4. Pours a hazy
thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of
toasted malts, spice, caramel, minth hops. The
taste is eggnog spice, herbal hops, faint toffee
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dried fruit, citrus, floral, perfume, and cardamom aromas. Hazy red-brown with a lasting, beige head. Dry, floral, fruity, and spicy. Medium body, prickly carbonation, and a refreshingly clean finish.
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is pretty standard, it just tastes like a normal ale with a spice after taste..nothing special
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour, beige frothy head and a little lively ... aroma of spices (cinnamon mostly), caramel malts and toasted malts .... taste is of caramel malts, christmas spices, toasted malts and light dark fruits ... finish is spicy ... mouthfeel is a bit lively some overcarbonation detected ... avg christmas ale with a nice spicy cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger combo and a slight bitter bite ... abv hidden well
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark amber, almost brown with a big fizzy head that quickly fades. The aroma is fruity sweet with a bit of spices. The flavor is similar with the spices showing up on the swallow. A bit to fizzy for me but quite refreshing.
gripweed57 (682) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Opague dark brown color. small creamy beige head. Burnt sugar and roasted malt aroma. Some spiciness evident. Tangy roasted malt flavor. Dark fruits, molasses and cinnamon appear. Tastes like an Abbey dubbel with spices. Nice warming alcohol finish.
Bricks (594) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of skunk and malt. Good visually. A subpar Belgian that tasted past it’s prime.
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark chestnut with small tan head. Nose shows ginger, orange, anise and cupcakes. Thick mouthfeel with a spritzy finish that scrapes the tongue. Well blended flavors.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewers Art Holiday Beer Tasting 09. Pours a deep dark woody brown with a nice lasting head. Aroma is spicy, ginger, earthy, phenolic, almost an anise kick as well- deep dark toasted malts, light nutty hints and slight chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet, anise, herbs, spice, gingerbread, and mint green grassy with some nutty slightly burnt malts, caramel and toffee, biscuit as well- airy dry bubbly finish- Nice.