RSRIZZO (1869) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into a Tulip at 42°. Color is a deep brown with ruby showing in the light. Carbonation is light with a very small off white head. Aroma is a spicy roasted malt scent. Medium body that gives a smooth mouth feel. Flavor of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and just a touch of coriander then some roasted malt and toffee. After taste is mildly bitter and surprisingly clean with just a bit of the spices hanging on. Overall it’s pretty good for a Spiced brew, normally I don’t like these Holiday spice brews because there over spiced, but this one is very well done.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a bottle at the Parade of Darks in Denver, Colorado. Dark pale orange appearance that’s mildly clear. Head is very spicy and similar to Anchor Christmas with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and especially ginger. Big ginger flavor with the other aforementioned spices with medium malty body. Spicy finish and aftertaste. Pretty good Christmas beer.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft). Black color. Spare tan head. Moderate spice aroma. Strong cinnamon and black licorice flavor. Long duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bristol. Pours with a small white head that quick fades. The aroma was sweet malt with a creamy chocolate, brown sugar, and a touch of a clove and spice. Following the aroma the taste was sweet caramel and roasted with hops and spices. Has a touch of cloves that blends well with the other flavors. The bodied is smoothand creamy with a palate that has a bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bristol. Pours a clear tawny with a spare fizzy off-white head, diminishing, with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, toast), heavy hops (herbs, spruce), light yeast (sweat, fresh leather) with notes of alcohol, clove, brown sugar, allspice and corriander. Long duration, moderate sweetness, bitterness and acidity, well balanced, mineral notes, fresh taste with raw hops and spices, creamy malt and caramel roasted nuts, toasty. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation and bitter finish.