gnomungus (82) - - NOV 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malts are up-front, particularly bittersweet chocolate, then comes a bunch of pumpkin pie spice on a good finish. Basically your standard pumpkin spice beer without the actual pumpkin and dressed up for the holidays.
salvaticas (457) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at dark horse brewery. Nice flavors of cloves and spices. Well balanced.
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chucklemation (563) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a white foam head. Aroma is allspice, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Those aromas come out nicely in the flavor as well, which is also sweet and a little bitter. Has a full body mouthfeel. Delicious.
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’d like to punch whoever put the wax around the cap, took me 10 minutes to get this bastard open. Poured from 12oz bottle from trade, at home. Brown with off white head. Has a bourbon boozy nutty aroma, huge smell on this guy. Has a carmel and malty bread taste. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and just VERY sweet. Not a huge fan, but can tell it is a quality brew.
tommann (2857) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, clove and cinnamon. Taste has caramel to start with a clove and cinnamon finish.
Niller (741) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is lots of cloves. Spicy taste of cloves, caramel, cinnamon, hops, nutmeg. Soft carbonation. Nice bittersweet spicy finish.
hallinghansen (2095) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinoble, Dalumvej. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Spices, clove, roasted malt, nutmeg. Light bitter chocolate in the end. Quite nice.
allmyvinyl (4231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Spice aromas as expected, prominent clove, cinnamon. Taste is spicy and boozy, with some treacle notes. Not bad.
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. that seems to have a 2013 bottling date. Opaque dark brown with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is at first dominated by allspice and clove. After a bit I discover there’s some mocha, smoke and cherry. Tastes of lightly tart blackberry, smoky meat, licorice, clove and wheat. Medium-heavy body is smooth with low-medium carbonation and has a nice balance. Really interesting and unique brew that may have benefited from spices being dissipated a bit in the year of aging.
Vestergaard (453) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear, dark brown with a small, oily, off white head. Aroma is packed with sweet christmas stuff; clove, clove, clove, clove, clove, clove, sweet orange peel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dough, dark malts and vanilla. Taste has all of the same stuff, but is not as sweet, and fortunately has some hops to balance out this madness. Carb is mesium and alcohol is well hidden. Never have i had such a christmassy beer. Wow.