Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Dusty grain, roasted barley, chocolate, and mild spices. Much like a brown ale in nose. Dark coppery brown clear but with some haze, topped with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium dry with lots of roast, nutty and spicy bitterness. Some malty chocolate sweetness and light spicy character. Medium bitter hop finish with lasting bitter after.
beerme31 (563) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark red-brown thin tan head. Malt and spice aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Mild sweet taste. Medium body, average carbonation, mild hop and spice finish. Doesn’t all come together quite right for me. Ok overall.
Wileecoyote (33) - - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant but mild aroma, perfect dark amber color, smooth brown malts with a slightly hoppy aftertaste, little or no head, a little too flat for palate, overall good beer, will drink again but not seek out
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clean brown. Mostly roasted malts, some honey and faint spices.
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle compliments of my neighbor Bob - Thanks! Disappointing in flavor and body. Thin and very weak overall. Not worth the effort.
fluffy (1947) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
not sure what is going on with this one. there is a weird freshly-mowed grass twang note that pops up once in the front, and then again on the palate after. bad hops, maybe? sort of a scottish ale, but with a herby note throughout. not a fan.
Buckeye780 (1) - - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Reviewed 12/20/12. 1/2 inch white/light brown head upon pouring down center of pint glass. Quickly dissipates. Malty nose with slight hint of cinnamon, vanilla, and mild hop. Malty flavor that quickly vanishes. Very dry mouth feel (maybe due the the cinnamon, or mace as the label says is included). Slight hop bitterness lingers. Overall, a very uninspiring beer. This beer is falling into the pattern of many Christmas beers of late. White Lightning and All In Amber are much better offerings.
MrBunn (2576) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Body is a medium brown with coppery highlights and a tan head that dies to a film of soapy bubbles after a few minutes. Aromas are mild and not that interesting. A little bit of toffee and some grassy/herbal hops are a bit intriguing as is an understated spicy edge, but it could benefit from a bit more assertiveness. Flavor is better than expected... an almost allspice direction on the spicing with some caramel/toffee coming through. I have to admit that I wasn’t sold on the description of this one... cinnamon, vanilla and simcoe just didn’t sound great, but it is a serve-able brown ale.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. Bottle. An overall decent Christmas brew, but a bit one dimensional. Festivus is a complex holiday, which deserves a complex brew. For shame. If this were the feats of strength, Full Pint would sadly lose. Licorice scent, hops, moderate cinnamon. Weak white head to ring, dark brown/black pour. Lighter body, silky feel. Cinnamon flavor, hint of vanilla, but not much, back to a spicy cinnamon like a toned down red hot. Just a lot of cinnamon.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Deep amber, bordering on brown, with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spice (definitely cinnamon & ginger). Tastes of spice, floral hops, and some earth. Definitely a spice beer.