BMMillsy (973) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber/brown with a ruby hue in the light and small head. Smells like plums, raisins, sour cherry, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Spices are subdued in the aroma and it is more fruit than anything else. Spices dominate flavor though, with a cinnamon plum nutmeg combo. Medium mouthfeel and pretty smooth. Finishes slightly dirty. About what I expected, a bit bland, and not something I will have again. Just can't get into the studf with cinnamon/nutmeg overpowering the flavor. They did what they wanted here, but I would have preferred a seeeter brew with lots of fruit.
mnmike (944) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle pour from local IP trade. Very unique and interesting Christmas beer. Chamomile was surprisingly noticeable to me.
sloshgator (285) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sugar Plum Brown has a faint aroma of Christmas spices. Color is a nice brown. Christmas cookie spices donít overpower but accent the wonderful CCB brown ale flavor. The flavors linger a bit but the aftertaste quickly goes stale. Overall, a nice take on a CCB seasonal selection.
Brewdork (150) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with no head whatsoever. Aroma of dark fruit, coriander and clove. Medium body with minimal carbonation. Flavor is sour fruit and spice. Decent Xmas beer, but could use a bit more body.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No love from Aurelius on this one. Murky brown, negligable head, standard US longneck, bad label. Pungent spiced aroma, sweet with black olives and cinnamon. A very light vinegar flavor, dry, a bit tart, some grassiness towards the end. Medium body. A little ginger burn on the back end, and it warms the esophagus. A bit like some of the less drinkable Anchor Christmas ales. Donít drink cold. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
TheHOFF43 (1436) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from AnthonyMacchio, thanks. Pours a dirty brown. Aroma is spices, plum and sweet brown ale. Overall a nice beer.
stevencon (343) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at shamrock in Sarasota. Hazy brown pour white head dissipates. Nutty dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body. Dry brown ale with a hint of dark fruit. Better than last years but still a bit underwhelming.
fluffy (1056) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sort of walking the line between a brown and a dark belgian, this one is lighter on the palate with some roasty notes and mild herbage. somewhat sweet finish, but not near as heavy as i thought it was going to be.
youdictategood (252) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to pint (or three). Pours a slightly hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit and baking spices. Taste isnít as spicy as the nose - a bit of cinnamon, caramel, roasted malts, more raisin than plum. Pretty tasty.
Tmoney99 (9637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet spice and fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.