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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
When Santa says "Beer Me", you’d better believe people listen! Leave The Man a bottle of this delicious ale (brewed with holiday spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and love) with his plate of cookies anytime this winter and you’ll guarantee your spot on the Nice List for once and for all. Ho ho ho!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, spruce, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, and some anise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
bottle, from Bu11zeye’s cellar, foamy orange pour with nice herbal, bread stuffing aroma, flavors of cocoa, dirt, malty, herbs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (5539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber, more towards the red, with a moderate off-white head that faded after the first sip and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with juicy orange, sweet malt, and nutmeg. Not really picking up any cinnamon in the nose. The flavor is more straightforward and loses the fruity citrus. Malt with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish with some lingering bitterness in the back of the throat after the swallow. Solid.

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