popery (1372) - 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.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ugh. A very strong clove aroma and taste. Overwhelming and unpleasant.
Poured a murky brown with a small whitish head.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Barleys in Granville. Barely any aroma to speak of. Dark brown body with a decent head. Flavor is malty, with definite alcohol and a bad caramel flavor. Very dissapointing.
BeerFanDan17 (979) - 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.
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Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Portage Lakes Beer. 12oz poured into a snifter. A deep reddish brown pour with a thick foamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma was spicy with cloves, nutmeg, Christmas spices. The taste however was weird. I drank two of them and for some reason it tasted like teriyaki sauce. My folks thought the same thing. Medium body, finish was...well teriyaki sauce. (maybe I needed some wok chicken with it??) Didn’t really like this one...however the label was awesome!
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Oak Room in Athens. Dark, with almost no head. Malty, hopy aroma with some evident spice. Tingly mouth feel, with obvious alcohol. Ginger is the most evident spice, along with cinnamon.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barleys.Lots of maple and brown sugar dominate the aroma.Pours brown with red highlights and a light off white head.Lots of maple in the flavor as well.Medium mouthfeel with a sweet finish.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Elevator. Out of the 12 beers I tried, this on was my favorite. A truly nice winter warmer. Aroma was outstanding. Ginger bread and vanilla wafers. Flavor was cinnamon, gingerbread, caramel, black pepper. Sooo much going on here it was like a Christmas party in my mouth, but I loved it. Alcohol presence was pretty noticeable on this on.
sfontain (795) - 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 I’d never buy this as a 6-pack.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nuts, smoke, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, a light christmas ale