DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. ABV on this 2012 season bottle is labeled 7.4%. Mostly clear darker amber red color. Thin khaki head. Leaves some decent lace. Mmm. Awesome flavors of ginger, honey, good amount of orange. Some cinnamon. Nice full body, lighter, smooth carbonation. More dry texture. Such a nice blend of spices and flavors. Itís flavorful, but not overpowering, really tasty and actually quite easy to drink, really. Nice bitter, and savory taste. Really nice winter ale.
John25 (693) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/amber. Sweet ginger spice aroma with honey. The taste follows exactly with cinnamon, apple, and cherry notes. Good stuff. The aroma really stands out but, the mouthfeel is a bit too thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fat Headís Portland, pours a clear dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is huge on the spices, especially cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavour is the same, with not too much else going on here. Very spice-dominated. Good for what it is, but itís not my cup of tea (or beer).
Clarkdvm (172) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Aroma and taste basically your standard winter beer. Sweeter than I prefer. Cloves, cinnamon, sugar and spice predominate
Shot (176) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin head. Aromas are malty--candy apple, toffee, chocolate and cinnamon. Flavors are cinnamon, milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruit, bready tones. Slight hop bite. Dry finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Pepper mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice.
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy red pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy spiced. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, and light caramel. Tastes heavily spiced and sweet. Lots of cinnamon and ginger, light honey, caramel malt, and sweet breakfast cereal. Medium to full body. Not a big fan of this. Too much spice and generic sweetness.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Actually pretty nice. copper tone, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of ginger. Sweet and bready malts. Easy drinking.
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at engine 15. pours ruby red. honey notes, cinnamon, nutmeg. medium full body with medium boost.
shrubber85 (7956) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ginger, cinnamon, tangy honey aroma. Chestnut with large light tan head. Sweet candied ginger, malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice spice flavor without being overwhelming.
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE Ė copper color, depleting head
NOSE - excellent spice. nearly overpowering.
FLAVOR - a controlled spice bomb in my mouth.
NOTES - Could be my favorite Xmas beer. Nicely done Fat Head.
shigadeyo (3078) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey and soft ginger aroma. Pretty amber color, thick beige head. Sugary maltiness at first with plenty of honey sweetness. Ginger follows and there is some lingering, tingling cinammon on the tongue. Medium-full body, smooth and creamy. Very good.