bpar73 (578) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Lots of spice in the aroma and taste. Nice little winter warmer.
koleminer20 (859) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. 2013 vintage. The pour is a deep brown, almost black with a lot of sediment and a thin tan head that offers no lace as it falls to a ring. The aroma is just what it's advertised. It's a lot of spices and a little boozy. An alcoholic gingerbread cookie with a bit of allspice. Not too bad. There is just so much nutmeg and spice that it's a little intense. The flavor is much spicier. There is a lot of gingerbread happening here with a lot of nutmeg. It is winter outside and this beer is doing some warming. Not bad. The mouth feel is a little thin, but well carbonated. It doesn't hang around too long. The aftertaste is gingerbread and a little boozy. Not too bad.
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TattooJack (218) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is exactly as advertised, it definitely has a warming effect. Good alcohol content, good mix of winter spices, and a good time was had by all!
Stuu666 (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the holyrood 9a. Pours deep brown, nose is spiced chocolate and pumpkin, taste is similar.
TheGDBatPan (11) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looking at it and smelling it, this seemed like a great idea...then I drank it. This tastes like oversteeped herbal tea mixed with cough syrup and a good IPA. Given that I’m not an IPA person, not my thing.
propsync (27) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, smells of boozy gingerbread. Tastes follow right along in the spice/molasses arena, but with a little hop bite at the back. Well balanced, a very good holiday beer.
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gripweed57 (855) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Barely translucent dark brown color. Moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses and nutmeg. Interesting roasted malt flavor has notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and tart yeastiness. Rather sweet in the mid taste where the spices really come forward. Soapy hop finish. Overall, different, but good.
mikkellund42 (616) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep brownish black with medium caramel brown head. Aroma is very intense with notes of "Gammel Dansk" bitter, mint, licorice and coffee. Taste is medium to very bitter, medium sweet and light acidic. Body is creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes that follow the nose plus white sugar, cardamom and mint. Very intense and complex but sickly atomistic if consumed in larger quantities.
crajun (1035) - , Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from winter secret Santa. Surprised at low ratings. I really enjoyed this. Not much aroma oddly. Great taste closely resembling a Belgian. Dark fruits toffee with very smooth taste and warming finish. More please
pressboxjoe (275) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured into imperial half pint glass. Pretty beer. Smell of cinnamon, malt. Thin taste of leafy vegetables and a muddle of holiday spices. I’d blame it on the beer I had right before, except that the beers I had after tasted just fine.