FROTHINGSLOSH (3989) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was strong dry cloves and gingerbread. The flavor was bitter, dryish and had a very strong presence of clove and gingerbread. The finish was long and dry with lingering gingerbread. Medium body. Ok.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with the wife. Pours a light ruby, almost like a tainted yellow color. The Aroma is of spices with that Belgian breadyness, nutmeg, holidayish. Very strong aroma! 1 1/2 finger head that dissipated very quickly. The taste is of spices first then you get that bready belgianness in there. The alcohol is present on the back end with out a doubt.Overall it is damn spicy and with some caramelish notes, a bit roasty. Not bad.
Thank you to Josh for sending this to me. :)
nittanytide (190) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep ruby/copper with a bubbly white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity and floral. Taste is a lot of cinnamon up front with a little bit of candied fruits and a clean bitter finish. Pretty good Christmas beer, but not for those who don’t like spice.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Christmas in a bottle, big holiday spices in aroma and flavor including nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, and allspice. Probably a bit too much spice cause it gets old after half a bottle. At 10.5 % relax with a nice long warmth in the finish.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep mahogany tint with a small beige head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is of all spice, clove, plums, cherries, and booze. Taste reflects the nose with sweet caramel malts and ginger bread cookie. Im a little biassed to this beer because I’m really not a fan of these "winter warmer" beers. However this one was well done and if you can stomach a couple you wont care what they taste like!
GuilTTy (718) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Bottle from Martin’s in Mt. Laurel. Pours a rich chestnut with deep ruby highlights supporting a short, thick khaki head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, cinnamon and nutmeg. Solid malty flavor with well-balanced spicy and nutty, herbal notes. Just enough hop bitterness to play well with the malty, sweet flavors. Silky mouthfeel and a long, sweet, mildly spicy finish.
Jesterdeal (1052) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of candied carrots, cinnamon, and lots of.clove. pours deep red with a very small head. Tastes of spices! Cloves, allspice and correander are foremost. Good sting of alcohol compliments those spices. Sweet but not too sticky. Good winter brew and definitely not timid.
douglas88 (4482) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet candies and huge spices. The flavor is a massive spice bomb; cloves and cinnamon, some caramel and candies. Warm. A bit early for the Christmas spirit...but why not?
Chalsk (936) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a light brown color with a white foam head. Aroma of dark fruit, mint, and nutmeg. Some caramel mixed in. Sweet minty taste with a big malty backbone and some nutmeg on the finish. Tastes much like an imperial pumpkin ale with some mint mixed in. Interesting.
stangger (571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at brady’s pub. Sweet, spicy aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, cinammon. Banana, plum, bread, clove, nutmeg, dark fruits. Deep, complex flavor masking an alcohol content you’ll feel later . Awesome.