b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Dark brown translucent color with a ring of an off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is much better this time around- raisins and spice with a deep fruitiness. Flavor is all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg with some caramel notes. Pretty good overall and now cheaper than Great Lakes Christmas Ale so I’m glad there are alternatives to the overhyped, overpriced local staple.
11/8/2012: (5)(3)(7)(4)(1 brown color with minimal off-white head and light lacing. Aroma smells like a wet dog but I kinda like it. Flavor has intense deep fruits with a pinch of spices on the tip of the tongue and a light sweetness at the very end.
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 (2168) - 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 (1843) - 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 (7947) - 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 – 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 (3075) - 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.
conway (1623) - - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lots of ginger and brown sugar with a hint of cinnamon. Sticky mouthfeel. Not bad.
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark cooper color with thin head. Cinnamon aroma. Flavor is similar with a little metallic. Not bad.
Yinzerita (17) - - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goes down extremely smooth. Little bit of honey and nice blend of spices. Good start to the winter