Daddymem (1) - east wareham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A:mahogany reddish, two finger fluffy head with big and small bubbles.
S:very spicey: cloves, anise, nutmeg?
T:malty upfront then overpowered by spices
M:thin with a very dry finish
D:easy drinker, not overpowering in the spices, tasty and refreshing. A nicely done spiced beer.
Pastor (797) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to corey0212 for sending along this one
Bottle poured into a dogfish head snifter produced a big fluffy off white head which lasted for a while and turned to a thick lace. A beautiful clear burgandy colored body on this brew defiantly added to the score.
The nose is spiced right up tons of spices but I was able to distinguish them separately. Cloves cinnamon, anise and nutmeg typical winter spices were present. There was some fruitiness in the brew as well, almost a mulled cider effect.
Flavors followed suit on the nose very closely a big old bowl of Christmas spice. Medium in the mouthfeel department with ample carbonation
This is a sipper not something you would slam or rush to drink. Treat it as such and the experience was quite pleasant. I enjoyed my glass very much. The one bomber which lasted a long time was enough at one sitting
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a party. Pours a deep ruby/brown. Fluffy and sticky offwhite head. Nose is pretty nice. Some decent estery notes, faint cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg. Cocoa and lush malts come through as well. Firm bitterness and hides the alcohol very well. Spice bread notes. Lightly sweet. Pretty straightforward but well made beer. Nice.
blutt59 (6027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, from Bu11zeye’s cellar, foamy orange pour with nice herbal, bread stuffing aroma, flavors of cocoa, dirt, malty, herbs
j12601 (6703) - 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.
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!!
crazyvin (1976) - 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.
beerbill (3502) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5617) - 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.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. It’s the 4th of July and i’m drinking a Christmas ale, either somethings wrong or i’m drunk. Clear dark brown, small head. Aroma is full of holiday spices, light rubbing alcohol, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is up my alley, as far as winter spice ales go. Lots of spices, though not overly sweet. Hinting at gingerbread. Musky.