Cybercat (4028) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque chocolate brown that lets a peep of light through at the bottom. Roast malt aroma has a cinnamon hard candy overtone. Flavor is smoky and woody, just a hint of candy. Texture is smooth but a tad thin.
Finhead (1350) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma has nutmeg, ginger, and a hint of chocolate. It reminds me of a Christmas cookie. It has a medium body with sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet, but with just enough spice to keep it under control.
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12ozz bottle. Temp on the back porch reads -5f, so a winter warmer is very much needed. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Nice aroma of spice. Reminds me of pumpkin, nutmeg, gingerbread. Sticky molasses taste. Spices really linger in the finish.
monkeychugg55 (956) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is of chocolate malt, nutmeg, clove, with slight alcohol and a touch of roast. The flavor has less of the spice, with some chocolate and toasted malt flavors dominating. Full, almost creamy body with excellent balance. Tasty stuff.
bpar73 (664) - 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 (999) - 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 (276) - 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 (6466) - 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 (13) - 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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