Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very dark brew. Nose was spice all over, but the taste was not over whelming. As it warmed the spices grew to an almost over the top, but It stopped short. Great christmas brew!
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewery and again in a growler. Murky, dark brown color with a creamy, thin beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark, dried fruits, pine and light spice. Flavor was lightly roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, raisins, pine, nutmeg and vanilla.
HighlanderOne (930) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle. Nice aroma of toffee, malt, smoke, brown sugar. Solid mahogany color, tan head fades. Flavors of toffee, vanilla, spice, orange peel, dark honey, alcohol. Earthy, heady aftertaste. Nice feel- not too carbonated. A bit off at finish. Overall a fine winter brew - appropriately drank during blizzard of 12/26/2010.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Divided opinions on this one! I rather liked it. Aroma of earthy malt, tartness, a plethora of light, citrus, and red fruits. Flavor sweet fruitiness with a balancing tartness. I seemed to get a lot of tartness that others haven’t mentioned...perhaps I got tartness from the spices? Or did this get infected along the way? Am I rating a beer very high that was infected? I really have no idea. I liked whatever the hell I was tasting.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep and dark brown, opaque with mahogany edges, fluffy tan foamy head that lasts and bubbly lace. Super candy sweet aroma with a faint touch of spice. SIlky smooth feel. Starts sweet, a touch of burn from the alcohol (which is surprising at 7.5%) develops into a little bit of bitterness from the roast, no real hop flavor. Tatstes a bit salty, almost like it was oak-aged. Slightly peppery alcohol and spice in the finish which last a bit. Clove and maybe ginger in the end. Very nice.
pressboxjoe (186) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Attractive deep brown. Active carbonation. Spicy aroma like a Belgian ale. Slightly chemically smell, cherries, berries, spices. Round, warm flavor. Malty, toasty, sweet. Iím surprised at the low rating. I like it.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a rich copper color. Nose is sweet with Belgian yeast. Lots of fruit notes some fruity sweetness. Hints of chocolae and spice with a fairly creamy mouthful. The taste and feel of a classic Belgian dubbel with light spice notes. Nice.
pablothirteen (38) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full taste, nice amber color. Good winter beer. Was pleasantly surprised by this
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Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Sweet fruity esters, figs, pears, and some light tangerine notes. A bit sweet with a hint of pixy stick sugar an a mild citrus warming. A nice ale.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/9/10
Aroma: The nose has some brown sugar, dark red fruits, a little orange, and holiday spices
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown with a half finger of fluffy beige head and some lace
Flavor: The flavor is like the nose, it had lots of spicy and dark malt flavors
Palate: A medium bodied brew with slight warming feeling and fairly soft carbonation
This is a decent winter beer. It has a good amount of spice to it, and itís kind of warm on the mouth, surprisingly so for a beer thatís only 7.5%. Anyway, decent stuff.