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 (728) - 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 (1469) - 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 (5152) - Portland, Oregon, 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 (966) - 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 (576) - 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.
jredmond (4597) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with dallas and pat. Pours a hazy amber body with lacing. Aroma is sweet cinnamon. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with ultra sweet malty notes surrounding spices, wheat, yeast, nutmeg and cinnamon.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with pat and james. Pours a clear amber with little head. Smell is pepperminty with booze. Taste is very sweet, notes of light candy mixing with spice. Booze is apparent. Would age to mellow out.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours a deep golden color with almost no head, smells and tastes of spices. A nice warm ale for winter. Would have again.