Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red with a nice white head. Smells a little bit nutty. Tastes a bit nutty with a nice roasted balance.
mudslinger92 (2) - Stanfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Has a slightly fruity flavor but not overwhelming. Smooth and a little heavy but not to much. A great combo for a seasonal beer.
jmohno (1458) - 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 (1483) - 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 (3922) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 I’d 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 it’s a decent winter warmer. Not my favorite, but good enough for inclusion in a mixed twelvesky.
DMLINAZ (332) - 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 (746) - 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. Here’s a good example of how some beers sit in tough company within a style category. It’s 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 it’s not an allstar, it’s a solid, economical member of a late fall lineup.