cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, this was sent to me a while back and I apologize I canít remember who! Any hoo, pours a really dark amber red with an off white head and a little bit of lacing, aroma has a little bit of spice with a good amount of caramel and malt, the flavor has a really sweet front end with a little bit of cinnamon in the finish, dry mouthfeel, nothing crazy but not bad I suppose.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Rating #38, thanks for the bottle George. Not bad overall, a little too much spice for me, more of the combination of spice and not the quantity. (2615)
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Another winter ale I donít like. So much nutmeg it hurts to drink it. I like fat heads but this is not good.
Atom (1344) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a bright amber hue and a large khaki head. Aroma of holiday spices, cinnamon, ginger, slight coriander, with some orange peel. Taste is sweet of cinnamon and nutmeg followed my ginger and honey with underlying hints of oranges. All spices and flavors are unique and present pretty well rounded. Unfortunately, holiday ales along with many of the spices here are just not my thing. However if it is this would be a good one for you.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to goryshkewych for the share on this one. Cheers, George! Pours a hazy copper-orange with a white head. Nice lacing. Nose is sweet malt, ginger, some mild sarsaparilla, and mild citrus. Flavor follows the nose with sweet malts, ginger, some pie spices, and sweetness with tangs of root beer. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
cheap (4055) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is somewhat dark from a bottle. Smell is sweet. Taste is better than expected but still carries that spiced thing. Does have some co2, not much. Bitter herbs start to stick their little heads up. Getting worse as the session continues. Typical lighter xmas beer but it must hide its alky fairly well at 7%.
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is dark gold/copper with a small off-white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, honey, citrus, spice. Taste is lightly sweet, ginger, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus. Palate is drier, soft, oily, sweet finish. Very enjoyable.
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Reddish brown in color with particulate throughout drink, settling to the bottom. Very sweet initial taste with malt character and spices. Sweetness lingers. Like drinking spiced candy. Enjoyed but one is good enough for me.
Enjoyed a lot more thaniremembered. Pine needle taste still a little overwhelming by the end.
mikedR (1218) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Christmas ale. Rich honey aroma and flavor. Heavily spiced, but doesn't detract and meshes well with the honey. Peppery finish.
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MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle compliments of my neighbor Bob - thanks! Plenty of spices and unique aromas without being obnoxious. Somewhat weak on body but well worth the purchase.