crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice amber body with a tan head that had good retention and great lacing, Aroma had a nice sweet malt presence upfront, hints of brown sugar, some spices and a lot of nutmeg. Flavor seemed to be heavy on the nutmeg, some sweetness from the malts complemented the nutmeg. There was a slight spicy flavor in the finish, spicy like chili or something that I can not quite put my finger on. Finish was smooth and the beer was easy to drink.
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear mahogany into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Butterscotch and cleaning product aromas. Sweet butterscotch and pine sol upfront turning sweet in the dark caramel finish.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear ruby/copper with thick deep copper colored head and good lacing. Nose of gingerbread, spices, anise. Taste of sweet cracker, spices, nutmeg, creamy, toasty caramel. Linger of toasty dry bread and grain.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Drew around Christmas 2010. Saved for our Christmas in July party. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a very dark copper-bronze color with a short off-white head and some light lacing on the way down. The nose brings some nutmeg and light clove with a touch of cinnamon. The flavor is pretty well-integrated, combining the spices and some bready malt quite well. Light malt and a slight dryness to it. Pretty good winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Thanks to Mike at Olivetree from cracking this. Pours deep brown with a 2 finger thick off white head. Nose was chocolaty and minty, really did remind me of Christmas!!
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the British Beer Company’s Hyannis location. Pours a hazed caramel brown with a thin white head. Spice cookies, toast and roast. Spice and roast, cookies and toast. Smooth but with lively carbonation. Toast, roast, bitterness with spices. Toast and spice, slightly burnt bitterness.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle/22oz - Pours a murky dark reddish brown in color with a very small head and low carbonation. Aroma is quite vegetal with a hint of some spices, but nothing that distinctive. Flavor is a bit unusual... instead of the nutmeg and cinnamon that I expected, I get oregano and rosemary. Finishes with a bitterness that I am not sure is from the spices or the hops. I don;t see having this one with cookies... too weird for me...
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty, caramelish and spiced. Herbal and spiced initial flavour. Dry malty to breadish. Spiced ginger and herbal. Dry and bitter into the finish.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear nice reddish color with a light ring of head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, sugary notes and dry dry chocolate. Flavor is a bit sweet with some sugar notes. A bit of tobacco finish. I see.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear brown ale with a lacing thin moka head. A smooth caramel malt aroma, with light vinous notes, some li8ght coffee too. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with some roasted notes, a bit herbal, nice British hops bitterness, medium bodied. On tap at Sunset Grill, Jan. 16 2011.