jmohno (1205) - Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber,nice head,very thick lacing.Lasting creamy head. Pretty carbed.
Aroma of mild chocolate-caramel-mineral.Just mildly of an amber or brown.
Taste is about the same,kind of light-medium body But fullish and creamy at first- just finishes up more light bodied..Mild malt,mild carmel malts,mild hop,somewhat pleasant finish pretty mild but with carmalized tones. Not bad.
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12 ounce bottle. Much tastier than I remembered. Balanced hoppiness paired with caramel and toffee notes.
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad winter beer. Deep amber with a nice thick head. Rich and malty with a good grassy hop balance. Has a nice spicy body.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish-red and hazy, good one finger head and fairly good lacing.
Spicy and hoppier than Iíd expect from a winter warmer, a bit earthy with a touch of solvent like notes.
Spicy again on the taste, caramel malts, floral and earthy hops, a tinge of alcohol.
Body is pretty full and mildly bitter on the finish, with some residual caramel malt flavor.
Overall itís a decent winter warmer. Not my favorite, but good enough for inclusion in a mixed twelvesky.
DMLINAZ (315) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Humbug! Actually pretty good, though given the name I expected something bolder. Or at least involving some Christmas ghosts. Warm malts with some underlying hoppy bitterness. Some spice on the finish.
timmeratx (3) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle offering. Deep auburn coloured. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cooked fruits. Flavorful and tasty with notes of spice and molasses. A very tasty winter brew.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Malty sweetness balanced with a light bitterness. Dark fruit, nuts and oranges. Spicy finish.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Hereís a good example of how some beers sit in tough company within a style category. Itís a hot copper color with a decent amount of bubble action and a light layer of foam and lacing on the glass. The flavor is cinnamon and pumpkin spice. The aroma is negligible, and the mouthfeel is medium. In all, this is a mild, warm, and soothing beverage. Yet, with holiday spiced beers, the competition is stiff and this one is only average because it lacks a distinctive character. I bought this as a $1.69 component of a mix six, and while itís not an allstar, itís a solid, economical member of a late fall lineup.
madvike (3059) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours deep rosy brown with a thin tan head. Nose is dark malty bread, a bit of dark fruit, light spicing, and an annoying plastic note. Surprisingly, itís not very pungent in the taste, I was expecting something a little more bold, but itís mostly just subdued breadiness with some corn and yeast and a little spicy bitterness on the finish. The plastic is gone thankfully., but it does leave a mouth-coasting yeasty aftertaste, Medium bodied and well-carbonated, this is a weird beer.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep hazy amber with two fingers of rocky white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing. Aromas is sweet malt, bread, grass and fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty up front, then hints of fruit, apples and pear. Finishes mild malt and slightly bitter. Moderate carbonation and relatively light body. Drinkable and enjoyable, but not particularly complex.