mybrainhurts (376) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty, mud water pour. Aroma is cinnamon, cloves, burnt plastic. Flavors of rotten vegetable, prunes, holiday spices, and toffee. This tastes raw and a bit oxidized. A muddled mess, skip.
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially very small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), with notes of cooked squash, nutmeg, ginger, peanut butter, dirt.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Phew, truly awful...dirty and seemingly infected. Vegetal and dirty nose that the spices can’t save, and equally hard to drink due to the sourness and profoundly dirty aftertaste. Total drain pour.
UncleKorm (1087) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured a muddy orange hue w/ white head fully diminishing and sticky lacing. Bold spicy aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate spiced finish. Tastes are pumpkin, squash, ginger, tangerine, clove, and brown sugar. Medium bodied and watery mouthfeel.
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Danyel (1402) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is strong nutmeg, clove, very holiday spice. Taste is very holiday spices, like a Christmas tree. A bit over the top.
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at Black bottle, hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of maple, cinnamon, ginger, coriander into some slight caramel note as well. Taste is a mix of cinnamon, ginger, clove, hints of spice into slight maple, caramel, finishing fairly bitter, spicy.
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
small glass at kitchen incubator .. . pours a deep burnt waffle .. . light foam .. . i’m with stupid .. . strong spices, some mop and nut skins .. . muddled .. . there are many better examples when it comes to holiday brews .. . . i’m ten years old. tv’s my life.
onceblind (5733) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark copper with a sticky earthy dark nose of molasses and peat wood. Flavor is initially a bit sweet and cinnamony with a fast-fading flavor. Kinda medium-light all around. Just a generic sweetness with a dry finish and very light holiday spices.
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on tap at Crazy Mountain on 12/27/12. Pours a copper color with white head. Spice, cinnamon, nutmeg flavors. This holiday beer was medium bodied, but it would have been nice if it had a bigger body to it.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Crazy Mountain. Pours a dark orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy ginger, clove, floral/herbal, a bit toasty malty aroma. Fairly zesty, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, light toast flavor. Not bad.