FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at Dad’s Pub this beer poured a very dark brown color - almost black - with a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was vague spices and hints of bread and roasty malts. The flavor was maple syrup, malt syrup, wood, roasty malts and dryish vague spices. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.
fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
A nice festive aroma with a taste that says Christmas hollydaze! Great dark cola color with a punch of flavor.
MarkSachon (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz draft at Mad Mex in Pittsburgh. Chewy and delicious. Some hints of tar and dark sugars. A slight banana finish.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy aroma. Malty and sweet, caramel and nuts. Spices are there but not over the top. A pretty nice spiced Winter ale.
BillKismet (3769) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Melanoid red body with suitable head. Truly wellr-rounded winter spice nose of cinnamon, mint, juniper, and all spice. The body is dominated by cinnamon and apple cider flavors. Alcohol green apple and allspice finish.
wlajwl (5503) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is spices/nutmeg and malts. The flavor is nutmeg/spices, malts and a mildly tart/alcohol heat in the finish.
tennisjoel (1325) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour. Slightly creamy off white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon allspice, vanilla, molasses. Pretty smooth flavor. I’m impressed.
Tide (2760) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beergium. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, clove, nuts, toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Bitter finish with citrus, roasted malts, toffee, caramel and spices. Very nice spiced beer.
BrownALEx (406) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: all spice mixed with barnyard. Ap: dark maroon pour with a thin head. T: spice, dark fruit and slight booze. P: full bodied, slick. O: a wonderful beer, I’d like to have a fresh one on a cold winter day. Must try.
TheJester (2418) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, but not overwhelmingly so, like many of the style. Some licorice, similar to the Abbaye des Rocs version of the style. Carbonation is a little low, which suits the beer as well. Really well done.