milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
All spice and no beer. Could have been a spiced cider. :-) I like Dark Horse, but this didnít impress me.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours pitch black with a one finger darkt tan head that quickly fades away. There is really nothing in the way of lacing and barely any foam remaining on top of the beer.
The aroma is quite odd. There is a very musty note too it along with some char and wood ash. Nuts are present along with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Coffee too. There is quite a bit going on but it is different.
The flavor continues with the notes put forward by the aroma. Lots of nuts up front along with that same musty char. Some cinnamon and orange peel along with a sweetness that lingers throughout. Somewhat of a slick mouthfeel that is quite sticky and sweet with just a light bitterness.
Overall, an ok winter warmer but far from great. The flavors are just too muddled and the sweetness needs to be dialed back a bit. Not one I will be seeking out.
SpongeRuiner (1085) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Not much smell comes off this one. Alot of different flavors go together in this one. A lot of maple syrup and spices. Very different.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy mahogany with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a bunch of spices, cocoa, cinnamon. The taste has tons of bittersweet cocoa, nutmeg, semi. spicy. I liked this one.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- pours hazy hazelnut brown with minimal light brown head that fades. Nose is tons of spices. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and some cocoa. Much of the same on the tongue with some added nutmeg bitterness an roasted malts filling in the flavor profile. I liked this though it's a fair amount of spices that some might find overbearing. No ABV detected
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gruberm (329) - - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wet bread aromas. Dark beer Offwhite head. Nutmeg tastes, breast and cloves on the palate. Creamy and nicely subtle.
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Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bottle @ unibaren. Dark brown, almost no head or lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, (brunkager), dark fruits, toffee, caramel, bread. Taste, malty, brunkager, spicy, dark fruits. Nice spicy christmas beer.
Ericular (930) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear dark reddish brown with beige head. Aroma is holiday spices, with nutmeg most prominent. Flavor is heavily spiced with nutmeg, pumpkin pie, and smoke. Not very drinkable due to all the spices. Not my kind of beer. Alcohol pretty well hidden.
jaymobrown (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big malt and hop beer with veg balance. Grass, yeast, cabbage, spinach taste. Long finish.
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice winter warmer. Spicy on the nose and into the mouth. Has a pleasant bite on the swallow and finish.