mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POPE, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is a whole heck of a lot of spices, like allspice, cloves, and I even got something akin to ginger. Nice roasted malts and plenty of sweetness as well. Taste is similar. Nice body. Alcohol is well covered. I thought it was quite nice.
Listigovers (874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warms you right up, reddish color, slightly spiced but well balanced! Full bodied. Winey.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber with load of spice, cinnamon, clove, and heavy malt. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet with a slight booze finish. Overall a great beer for enjoying with Christmas!
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Dan H. Shared with b3shine. Clear amber color. Little, bubbly off-white head, couple dots of lace. Really nice spice, ginger, nutmeg nose. Good clove in the flavor. Nice moderate sweet, mild bitter, lightly spicy taste. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Very tasty, impressively easy-drinking winter warmer. Hides alcohol impressively well for 10%.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a transparent deep orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast, clove, and winter spices with a fairly sweet backbone. Tastes like it. Smells with clear but learnt notes of nutmeg. Nice on the palate! And very smooth for the abv. Good beer.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear purple brown with white froth. Nose is cherry, nutmeg, honey and rye. Oily medium body with a tang. Taste is nutmeg, clove and candi finishing with bitter spice. A simple holiday brew; not a bad choice for a cold evening. Similar to the other Elf but without the cough syrup notes.
obxsgrl98 (20) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites and doesn't disappoint!! Sweet hop smell to start, spices and hops on the taste, salt bitter aftertaste--but overall still great!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is ruby and high co2 that drops fast. Aroma is all it says on the bottle, spice and malt. Taste is the same with a warmth. Finish is a nice wash of spice.
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaacs. It was ok, tasted and smelled exactly like the description. Cinnamon, spices, candy sugar, coriander and nuts.
The blend was a little off for me, but it was interesting.
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a very robust aroma of spices and malt. Pours a mahogany body with a white head. Goes down smooth with a little after taste.