umich03jm (2402) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to DrSilverworm. Hazy dark orange pour with a small head that collects to a nice ring. Big Belgian spice aroma of cinnamon, all spice, clove and nutmeg. Tastes has a nice Chai tea element mixed with Belgian yeast and sweet bread. Very spicy but it works pretty well. Smooth finish, moderate carbonation. 10.5% abv seems very well hidden. Would be a nice beer to enjoy during the Christmas holiday.
odinstyr (573) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small cream head. Smells of nutmeg, sour cherries. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter and sour - cherry, nutmeg, allspice - fruity yeast.
klk343 (101) - - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with an off white head. Spicy scent and flavor. Tastes like ginger snaps!
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is burnt orange, with a small off-white head. Aroma is of candi sugar, plums, pear, cloves, and allspice. Taste is sweet at first and leads into a Belgian yeast and spice finish.
stevoj (2533) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like gingerbread and fruitcake. Murky brown with fast diminishing head. Alcohol burns through the mix and brings warmth. A real winter warmer.
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks le docteur ver d’argent. Potpourri nose. Glad the hop distracts from the holiday nonsense. I get a feeling this is a blend. Sweet but mellows as it warms.
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to the strapping DrSilverworm. Solid winter beer with spices and shit. Not bad.
phaleslu (7102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear, deep, reddish-amber color with a small eggshell head. Aroma of leaves, toasted malts, brown sugar, caramel, overripe fruit, and cardboard. Smells kind of old. Flavor of booze-soaked bread, figs, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, cookie, and spices. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy, boozy mouthfeel. A little much for me.
Beerman6686 (4943) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one poured a ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of spices, mainly cinnamon and numeg and lots of alcohol. Flavor was simiarlar, apple, cinnamon and boatlaods of harsh booze. Not too great.
Tonkun (948) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light copper pour with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Coriander, nutmeg, sweet spices, pumpkin pie, soda and chocolate. Lighter than expected body. Wanted more kick and dryness. A bit too sweet for me but a good beer to have while relaxing on a cold day