drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber with little head. Smells of nutmeg, cloves.. A spiced cider.
Tastes a little piney. Not in the hoppy way but in the Xmas way. Reminds me of southern tier 2xmas but just a little less good. Still tasty.
Evolutionary (318) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack from giant eagle. Sweet and spicy nose. Medium light body with a moderate carbonation. Nutmeg and maybe even pumpkin in there. Smooth finish with just a little bite to remind you that you're a man. One of the better Xmas beers.
---Rated via my mouth
sfontain (824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Dark red; medium smooth beige head; negligible lacing. Nondescriptly spicy nose; vegetable; pumpkin? Flavor bready malt with the same sweet spiciness and vegetable notes; medium bitter piney hop finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not a bad beer but Iíd never buy this as a 6-pack.
BeerFanDan17 (1020) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A tasty seasonal ale with some obvious bite, warming, but still spiced. Dark red pour with a short head. Hint of pumpkin for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Luke, Smell is like getting antiqued with allspice, taste is like old natty light, perhaps its how my palate adjusted to the shock of so much spice.. then booze/heat in the finish from 10%
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy and sweet. cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is good, sweet, smooth and spicy. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg and clove. Good.
douglas88 (6598) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle, a cool snowman on the label. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. A sweet caramel and spiced candy nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet caramel, light apricot, some spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, nothing too huge. Smooth and tasty.
steelhead3686 (253) - Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a clear brown with a medium caramel head. It has an intresting spice smell that I canít quite place. I think it might be somewhere between chiles/peppers and some other, less spice-like vegetable. Decent bitter taste with a nice sweet/sour balance that isnít too overwhelming. A light to medium body with a lasting finish that leves you wanting more. This is a winter brew that I will revisit again and again.
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft into a pint glass. Aroma is spicy with notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Appearance is an amber with a beige head. Taste is spicy and thatís about it. It will definitely warm you up.
popery (1534) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium amber, transparent, smallish head. Aroma is ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, sugar cane and caramel. This seems kinda like a holiday spiced English strong ale. Pretty sweet with a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Sort of a funny aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Decent holiday ale.